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Sri Lanka: Lessons from an economic crisis

Sri Lanka: Lessons from an economic crisis

by Russell Lamberti | A real-world economic and financial disaster is unfolding in Sri Lanka. Like countless crises before, this one is man-made. Lockdowns inflicted direct harm on almost the entire planet, but Sri Lanka is perhaps the first to feel so painfully the inevitable aftershocks of one of history’s greatest follies.

Iain Davis | Pseudopandemic: New Normal Technocracy

Iain Davis | Pseudopandemic: New Normal Technocracy

When the World Health Organization declared the pandemic, they signalled to governments around the world that they must take action to protect their populations from a pandemic disease. Did they also alert a global network of public/private partnerships that their opportunity had arrived? What are the costs of the pandemic response and did some see it as the justification they sought to pursue their ambitions?