This pandemic has exposed the uselessness of orthodox economics | Curio

This pandemic has exposed the uselessness of orthodox economics

7 mins | Jul 8, 2020

After COVID-19, what type of economic system should we aim to build? Resilient systems explicitly designed to withstand worst-case scenarios, for starters, argues Jonathan Aldred, fellow and director of studies in economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In this piece for the Guardian, he explores why escaping orthodox economic thinking "demands more than a short-term spending splurge to prevent immediate economic collapse."

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From The Guardian