The four contests that will shape the post-Covid-19 world

16th April 2020 (Last Updated April 16th, 2020 13:57)

David Miliband in the New Statesman

The global pandemic has shown the limits of the politics of anger. Issues of contact tracing, health capacity, trust in government, cannot be solved by demonisation. So what comes next?

No one can yet know the social, economic and political consequences of this disease. Remote working could help lower carbon emissions. Mass volunteering for health and social services could help rebuild social solidarity. Or the new walls against foreigners could become the norm.

As the global order fragments, the alternative is not utopia. It is common sense as well as common humanity.

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