Katha­rina Pis­tor, the Guardian

The Guardian - - In Brief -

It’s of­ten said that the pub­lic health of the ma­jor­ity is de­ter­mined by the most vul­ner­a­ble in so­ci­ety. The same logic ap­plies to a healthy po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic sys­tem: its sta­bil­ity de­pends on how it treats its weak­est mem­bers. Hedg­ing our bets on an eco­nomic sys­tem that has ne­glected th­ese truths and in­stead pri­ori­tised wealth cre­ation at the top has put us all at risk. There is still a small win­dow to rec­tify th­ese past wrongs, by ur­gently grant­ing debt re­lief to the house­holds worst af­fected by coro­n­avirus.

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