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6 mins | May 13, 2020

COVID shows how the state can address social inequality

Nobel laureate Angus Deaton shares his opinion. In this sharp analysis for the Financial Times, the Nobel laureate explores how "COVID-19 has highlighted pre-pandemic inequalities more vividly than we could have imagined. It has cruelly exposed disparities in our abilities to weather threats to our livelihoods, to our children’s educational progress and to the physical and mental health of us all. These disparities reflect pre-existing inequalities in education, income, location and ethnicity in ways that can be hard to disentangle but that are also depressingly familiar."

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