Thursday July 16, 2020

Radical action needed now to minimise long-term fallout of pandemic

Universal Basic Income, a four-day week and other flexible options are among the initiatives the government should consider to help heal the economy

24th May, 2020
In the midst of this crisis, when death, grief and anxiety are often only a phone call away, the new arrival is a welcome reminder, too, of the future

Words and photographs from the maternity hospital brought the good news. Joy that could not be shared with hugs or kisses felt as intense as a grandparent’s joy could ever be. Then the happiness spread to family and friends as images and videos of the baby were smiled at, cried over, and talked about with a happiness that, if anything, was intensified by the need to keep our distance.

In the midst of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

We have been locked for months in a battle against Covid-19, but one thing the pandemic hasn’t put on hold is the ever-closer problem of Brexit which needs our attention now

Brian Keegan | 1 hour ago

Governments hit by Covid-19 need to boost demand while also progressing towards carbon neutrality, and the solution lies in shifting the tax burden from work to pollution

Christian Odendahl | 1 hour ago

Despite incumbent president Andrzej Duda’s win, the surprisingly strong performance of the main opposition party points to the beginning of the end of populism

Jacek Rostowski | 21 hours ago