Thursday August 6, 2020

Tomás Ryan: Health versus the economy is a false dichotomy

Pitting one against the other makes no sense, because they are tied together on the same side of the scales

5th July, 2020
What we have at the moment is not a tension between health and economics, but a conflict between hard pragmatic thinking and magical thinking

Whatever way we look at it, we are only at the end of the beginning of this pandemic. Covid-19 numbers are currently low in Ireland, but 11 million people have been infected worldwide and it is still accelerating.

Now in summer, it feels that every conversation on Covid-19 hinges around a notion of “balance”. We need to find a balanced approach to school reopening. A balanced approach to normal economic activity. A balanced approach to non-essential...

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