Adkins and Konings: ‘Covid life and the asset economy’

Covid life and the asset economy.
Lisa Adkins and Martijn Konings, Goldsmiths Press Blog.

The asset economy is dominated by the logic of assets and especially by the logics of asset appreciation and depreciation … The state of emergency declared by many governments has not wiped away the political economy of asset-based lives or asset-based lifetimes. Instead, people are living the pandemic in the time of the asset economy. This is perhaps most clearly expressed in how relationships to assets, and especially to residential property, are central in shaping how Covid lives can and are being lived.

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