Since the beginning of the pandemic, the collective wealth of the ‘Billion-Dollar Club’ has risen by more than a trillion dollars. Ryan argues that ordinary people should stop championing the uber-rich and start condemning their actions.
In this article, the author explores the practical applications of landmark moral philosophical concepts within a COVID marked society.
In Nicaragua, ‘express burials’ where the fallen victims of COVID-19 are buried as soon as possible, often in the middle of the night, with no filming allowed and only a small number of family members able to attend, are common practice as part of President Daniel Ortega’s bid to downplay the severity of the virus. The author explores the situation in one of Central America’s worst performing economies and whether the handling of the COVID crisis could be a catalyst for widespread political change in the country.
What lies ahead for democracy outside the doors of lockdown? Could the impending economic crisis and the growing inequalities deliver a fatal blow to freedom and fairness? The author looks at how the economic shock of COVID-19 may impact the political landscape and tries to draw lessons from Europe’s turbulent past.
While lockdown was enforced by the British government in an attempt to keep the public safe, for many staying at home has exposed them to a much greater threat to their safety. The author explores the truth behind the staggering rise in domestic abuse cases in the UK since lockdown began and reminds us how this is an issue that should not be overlooked even in the midst of a pandemic.