Today’s Coronavirus Anger Can Revive Tomorrow’s Welfare State

In this op-ed for Foreign Policy, CIC's James Traub and Paul Von Chamier reflect on whether the spirit of solidarity in response to COVID-19 will translate into new policy choices.

"It is precisely the deep-seated inequality of Western societies that makes the imagery of  solidarity look so hollow—even though, for once, we are all in this together," Traub and Chamier argue. "Thanks to the very unequal suffering we have begun to experience, the coronavirus is likelier to deepen than to alleviate our social divisions. But it does not have to be so."

Read the full article at Foreign Policy here.

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Mar 27, 2020
James Traub, Paul Von Chamier
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