Friday August 14, 2020

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis should disabuse us of our naive trust in human progress

The immediate lesson of the pandemic is that human civilisation urgently needs a deeper sense of responsibility

28th July, 2020
The Covid-19 crisis has convinced many that leading countries should push for a “Great Transformation”, but this will require courage and vision

After many months, the global economy is still reeling from the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic. Never before in peacetime has our technology-driven modern society experienced anything remotely similar to this.

Will there be a “second wave,” followed by more waves thereafter? That frightening question is now preoccupying people around the world, but particularly policymakers and national leaders. Nobody knows the answer. There is no playbook for a scenario in which a high-tech world economy...

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