Thursday , September 23 2021
Home / Project Syndicate / Building Back Together

Building Back Together

Summary:
The world is confronting three great ruptures: the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital revolution, and climate change. Unfortunately, it is confronting them with the nation-state, which is no longer fit for purpose. BERLIN – Human beings are creatures of habit. We tend to envisage a future much the same as the past, so we cling to familiar tools, approaches, and perspectives, even as the world changes. But, at this moment of profound social, political, and economic transformation, we must take care not to permit our habits to lead us astray. An Open Letter to Joe Biden on International Corporate Taxation Stefani Reynolds/Pool/Getty Images

Topics:
Joschka Fischer considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Tyler Cowen writes Wednesday assorted links

Tyler Cowen writes My Conversation with Amia Srinivasan

Equitable Growth writes Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

Robert Lynch writes A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program

The world is confronting three great ruptures: the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital revolution, and climate change. Unfortunately, it is confronting them with the nation-state, which is no longer fit for purpose.

BERLIN – Human beings are creatures of habit. We tend to envisage a future much the same as the past, so we cling to familiar tools, approaches, and perspectives, even as the world changes. But, at this moment of profound social, political, and economic transformation, we must take care not to permit our habits to lead us astray.

Historically, major transformations – such as that following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact at the beginning of the 1990s – have not made societies collectively wiser, or even more skeptical. Instead, they have generally been met with the expectation that everyday life will remain largely the same – or at least return to “normal.”

This tendency has been apparent during the COVID-19 crisis, which is often regarded as a temporary, if dramatic, disruption. In fact, the pandemic is a watershed moment –...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *