by Lombard Odier

Could the pandemic lead to a fairer economy?

The coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy, but the FT’s Martin Sandbu believes it could also be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rebuild better economies that work for everyone.

He explains how some past crises have led to positive change, and why cutting labour costs, while taxing wealth and high polluters could create a more equitable society. But do we have the political will?

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