Finding a vaccine against the coronavirus is a biochemical challenge. Ensuring universal access to it, however, is a political choice.
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The divisions exposed by the coronavirus have reopened fundamental questions about the ultimate aims of the EU. But now is not the time to answer them.
The historic protests which have swept America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy.
Paul Mason bemoans how ‘Brexit’ has left the UK a beached whale in a world in need of technological regulation driven by European values.
Underlying the divisions bedeviling a recovery from the pandemic are stereotypes echoing those which emerged during the eurozone crisis.
Since AI involves interactions between machines and humans—rather than just the former replacing the latter—’explainable AI’ is a new challenge.
A pandemic may be represented as a ‘natural disaster’. A global depression is however the product of ideology and powerful political actors.
Sheri Berman urges the American left not to squander the sea-change in public opinion of recent weeks by only preaching to the converted.
The coronavirus crisis has inflamed cleavages in democratic societies which will be difficult to heal.
Old ideas about welfare are not broken—but the politics sustaining them is in peril.
Universal basic income would offer a deadweight subsidy to low-paying employers. The route to security for all lies in the concept of ‘social commons’.
With the UK’s social safety net full of holes, support has grown for a basic income to underpin a mean and means-tested benefits system.