Coronavirus: Is This the End of Free Market Capitalism?

While it has already led to more than one million deaths, the consequences of Covid-19 go beyond just public health with 2020 experiencing the sharpest economic downturn in history. Of course much of that was intentional, with demobilisation seen as necessary to control the virus, but what are the longer term economic impacts? Will some of the old economy never return, do higher levels of public debt really matter and will Covid-19 accelerate the ascent of the rest over the West. To discuss all of that Aaron Bastani is joined by Grace Blakeley, author of ‘Stolen’ and the forthcoming ‘Corona Crash’ with Verso Books.

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