Our favorite doctor considers some of the possible economic and social consequences of the post-COVID world in his Quadrant column.
In summary we may say that unfunded government and personal expenditure, which creates the illusion of wealth and social security, necessitates low interest rates, low interest rates favour asset inflation, asset inflation favours the already possessing classes, which in turn leads to social rigidity and frustration down below in the lower reaches of society. Social classes rigidify into castes, and many people become fatalistic without contentment. But fatalism without contentment can undergo a sudden change, the emotional equivalent of a gestalt-switch, and become insensate rage.
Quote from Theodore Dalrymple about communism/political correctness/humiliation by Christian pastor/writer Douglas Wilson, at about the 18:30 mark, concerning the recent insurrection in Washington, D. C.: