A New Exodus to the Countryside Could Be Fun

Cows graze in a field at sunset in Vilonia, Ark., in 2014. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
The health and economic crisis will see some people leaving the city. Are we prepared for the radical change?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I was born into a generation of kids who grew up watching Donald Duck, which is probably why I love the countryside, grandma’s cakes, squirrels, and talking to ducks. The countryside has always been my favorite holiday spot, but this coronavirus crisis has got me wondering what would happen if I were to pack my bags tomorrow, settle down somewhere in the middle of a forest, and start growing eggplants for me to eat as soon as they come of age.

Let’s be honest. Modern cities have become a hornet’s nest buzzing with the coronavirus, where social distancing is so complicated


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