I highly doubt it,
I don't know if the photographs of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean when his family desperately tried to escape Syria in 2015, were as widely published in the US as they were in Europe (you can see one, and read about the case, here: [en.wikipedia.org]. For about a week afterwards, it really looked as though there'd been a big change in how society views refugees, with the majority of people arguing that they should be helped to start new lives in safety. Then everyone forget about it and just went back to being selfish arseholes again and, across too much of the continent, voted for the far right.
This will be no different.
Not as long as 45 and the republicans are in power, and not as long as
corporations are considered "people".
Oh, and as long as the Citizens United SCOTUS decision stands.
Definitely not as long as that is in place.
Common sense has NOTHING to do with what humans generally do.
Another corporate bail out is on its way. Fortune 1000 companies can afford to hire an army of lawyers and lobbyists while small business owners and mom & pops are begging for help in navigating the CARES Act and related SBA assistance just to get the ball rolling on payroll support for employees.
The article talked about the Italian "senso comune", a collective understanding or knowledge. It's difficult to measure or define what exactly is common knowledge at any given time.
If I understand the argument correctly, a shift is occuring, if not completely, at least partially, a shift from corporation first, to a paradigm that is more worker first might be occurring. His examples includes the mainstreaming of the policies of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. His counter to that are the bailout policies of Bush and Obama's response to the 2008 Great Recession. A policy of corporate focused bailout. Biden is a proponent of the 2008 policy paradigm.
Along this line another popular "senso comune" among conservatives remains Libertarianism. One of the reasons that Libertarianism will never work is that it depends upon "senso comune" of all people in the market. There must be a collective understanding and agreement of how Libertarianuan economics works. This implies that the individual (company) in the marketplace will follow the rules and not use undo influence to manipulate the market unfairly. They would understand that the marketplace, when not manipulated would monitor itself and commerce would proceed rationally and equitably with competition being the checks and balance. Ayyy, there's the rub.
Human nature as demonstrated by history is not capable of monitoring themselves. They are not capable of following an abstract philosophy without multiple individuals massaging and manipulating the marketplace to their own advantage. They are not capable of comprehending or heeding a "Libertarian senso comune", and protecting their own principles. Because of this inevitability, Libertarianism is not relizable or practical.
A good example is the segment of the nation that appears incapable of comprehending or following the social isolating principles. I would be willing to hypothesize that a good portion of the people out partying on the beach, attending packed church services, etc, if queried would say they were Libertarian, or leaned in that direction. It's the nature of that beast (their misunderstanding of Ayn Rand's selfishness).
Regarding our eventual emergence from this pandemic, it would be nice to think that the "senso commume" shifted in the direction of the working class. But until the bonds of predatory capitalism under which we toil is broken, there is little hope.
The terrible side affect will be the breakdown of civil society - and it already started with the hording of toilet paper... now I cannot find rice anywhere in my community and flour is becoming sparse too. Think of millions unable to afford cigarettes? What will happen when we resort to everyone for themselves? We already see it on Black Friday and people fighting over TVs and play station games... the economic fallout has a potential to last a long time with millions in financial ruin. Way too many of us live paycheck to paycheck with zero savings...
I've always said common sense is the least reliable of all the senses.
Of the five senses, common is not one of them.
This article reinforces this. I applaud the author for going into detail by what they mean by common sense. In this case, it's an idiosyncratic definition from an obscure author.
There are problems with this definition.
Quote from the article:
"Common sense, as I am deploying it here, is a generally accepted, collective, body of knowledge, a way of understanding or interpreting what is going on in the world that appears, at least at any moment in time, as beyond dispute. Moreover, there is nothing fixed about common sense, since it can—indeed, we should expect it to—shift and change over time."
So this means that gods are common sense... after all they are generally accepted. Or anti-vaxx might be common sense in a city if it's generally accepted in that city. Clearly, neither of these are palatable viewpoints for us and thus neither can that definition.
Another problem is that while lip-service is given for this common sense to change, it's made difficult by the requirement that it be beyond dispute. How are you to change without some force, some tension, to evoke said change? Much like an theist who will interpret all evidence as evidence of gods or an atheists who will interpret all evidence as evidence of not, a "common-senseist" will always interpret evidence to support their common sense and deny your common sense if different. Thus while both theist and atheist as described above both might well pay lip-service to changing their mind but are bound by their dogma, so too is the common-senseist bound to their dogma.
While many may call this merely "semantics", it's important to note because the author's common sense and mine and yours and others may, possibly will, be different and thus this article is using a foundation that not everyone agrees with and, more damning, giving it false authority and acceptance by given his views the luster of "common sense" as in if you don't agree with him, then clearly you lack "common sense", which is meant like an insult but is actually a compliment in my book!
Common Sense if often quite inaccurate. By appearance the Earth looks flat, but math shows us differently, and evidence confirmed that.
Nonetheless we have a "Flat Earth" subculture for whom is is easier to use "common Sense" and think in Conspiracies R Us mode