Coronavirus and the Future of a Welfare State

Oksana V. Sinyavskaya
2020 Russia in Global Affairs  
A society that allows glaring inequality is likely to pay a higher price for getting out of the crisis caused by the pandemic, a Valdai Club expert says. This means more deaths, greater impoverishment risks for a part of the population, and most likely a deeper crisis. So, addressing the problem of excessive income inequality is a prerogative for more than just social policy. After several decades of talk about the imminent collapse of welfare states and the triumph of the market economy, what
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