This really interesting perspective is from Democracy Digest:
The major implication of the coronavirus pandemic is the collapse of the neoliberal conservative model as conceived by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, argues political theorist Shlomo Avineri. This model strove to limit the role of the state as much as possible while expanding the power of the free market. The state, went the claim, impedes the potential for creative growth of market forces, so its authority should be curtailed, letting market forces operate unhindered, he writes for Haaretz…
he world before coronavirus is not returning. An economic and social shock of this scale is not a freeze-frame moment, argues Allan Gyngell, National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. The balance of global power, the structure of the international and national economies, the role of multilateral agencies, patterns of social interaction and ways of work will all be different, he writes.
A global crisis of this magnitude carries a final, and potentially deadly, risk, argues Nicholas Burns. If countries turn against one another, competing for scarce resources and failing to communicate responsibly, it is not unthinkable that conflict and war could result, he writes for Foreign Affairs.
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