The pandemic has already exposed
the limits of the market
and highlighted the importance
of effective state intervention
and strong public healthcare provision.
In the future
this may well create a tolerance
for higher and more progressive taxation.
Governments have had to intervene
to prop up businesses
in ways that only months ago
would have seemed unimaginable.
The viability of a universal basic income
— a dream for egalitarians worldwide —
is once again
part of the mainstream debate
in many countries.