A pandemic may be represented as a ‘natural disaster’. A global depression is however the product of ideology and powerful political actors.
About James K Galbraith and Albena Azmanova
James Galbraith is the author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016). He is a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin. Albena Azmanova is associate professor in political and social thought at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. Her most recent book is Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity can Achieve Radical Change without Crisis or Utopia (Columbia University Press, 2020).