Opinion: When we were socially distant, money brought us closer

Yet we can hope that the surprising monetary generosity during the pandemic might lead to more sustained and enduring economic solidarity. Perhaps, “in the use of money to maintain connection,” the anthropologist, [UCI Professor and Dean of Social Sciences], Bill Maurer speculated, “we might be able to discern a new ethics of exchange.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]