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Why the coronavirus pandemic offers us an escape from a much bigger mess.

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“When this is all over.”

Healthcare workers dressed in scrubs stand in a busy street in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, 19th April 2020, blocking hundreds of protesters demonstrating against stay-at-home orders issued by Governor Jared Polis. Alyson McClaren/Reuters

ENTER STAGE LEFT: Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato “What is economic value and who creates it?” at TED Summit 2019. Image credit: TED
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“When this is all over.”

Graffiti in Hong Kong subway station, December 2019. Translation: Graffiti reads: “We can’t return to normal, because the normal that we had was precisely the problem.” Image credit: /u/efggfw


Kate Raworth “A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow” TED 2018

“When this is all over”

Don’t wait until this is all over.

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Angus Hervey

From Melbourne and Cape Town, with love. Political economist and journalist, and co-founder of futurecrun.ch