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Alfred University professor Westacott interviewed for Radio New Zealand

Emrys Westacott
Emrys Westacott

Alfred University Professor of Philosophy Emrys Westacott was interviewed for a Radio New Zealand story on COVID-19, and how the pandemic could cause people to reassess their priorities and what they want from society.


ALFRED, NY - Alfred University Professor of Philosophy Emrys Westacott was interviewed for a Radio New Zealand story on COVID-19, and how the pandemic could cause people to reassess their priorities and what they want from society.

Westacott was interviewed for a story titled "Professor Emrys Westacott: COVID-19 pandemic 'spells the end of the neoliberal era,’" which aired over the weekend and was published on the Radio New Zealand website Sunday, May 17. In the piece, Westacott discusses how the COVID-19 crisis could prompt people to reflect on whether the type of society we had built was, in fact, the kind of society we want.

The author of the book "The Wisdom of Frugality" asserts that while a more frugal lifestyle might not be the path for everyone, now was the time for many people to consider what they want in life. For many, that will be a simpler, more frugal life.