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To Pre-Empt Future Pandemics, Governments Should Invest in the Welfare State, Not Private Surveillance

BKC affiliate Elettra Bietti and Jennifer Cobbe argue that governments should strengthen the social safety net, not technology companies.

“COVID-19 provides a rare opportunity to change our societies and political systems for the better: expanding equal access to healthcare, food, education, and safety, deepening our understanding of the interconnections and fragmentations created by globalization, enhancing our ability to sustain ourselves, each other and the planet” write Bietti and Cobbe. Let’s not let the opportunistic actions of a few private companies and of irresponsible government policies take over our democratic futures.”

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