Here is another excellent documentary on YouTube from the German public service broadcaster DW examining the dreadful inequality between the haves and the have-nots in the United States, focusing on families living at opposite ends of the socio-economic spectrum in New York City. Quite frankly I found some of the affluent individuals and attitudes depicted in the programme to be grotesque but you can decide for yourself what you think. I will say that while in general Ireland doesn’t suffer the same disparities in wealth as featured in the US, living on a below average income in a part of Dublin with incomes well above the average the local effects of the Covid-19 crisis have been noticeably different here to what I have witnessed elsewhere in the country. Money might not buy you happiness but it certainly eliminates a lot of the worries in life. Especially at the most extreme of times.