Beyond Histories

The economic recovery from COVID-19: Green shoots of optimisim

July 15, 2020 Mark
Beyond Histories
The economic recovery from COVID-19: Green shoots of optimisim
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Beyond Histories
The economic recovery from COVID-19: Green shoots of optimisim
Jul 15, 2020
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Here Mark and Paul discuss the various possible models of economic recovery from the present COVID-19 crisis with Ed Davey, the Director of the Food and Land Use Coalition, part of the World Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/profile/edward-davey. Ed places the present projections for recovery (including Boris Johnson's rather histrionic claims for a 'New Deal') into historical perspective, particularly focusing on Roosevelt's New Deal in 1930s USA and the establishment of Earth Day in 1970. Hopefully the fossil fueled recovery from the 2008 economic crisis will be learnt from and avoided. Rather there is a chance now for a more sustainable and community driven process that could offer more hope for future generations. History will be the judge!

You can find out more about Ed's work in his book Given Half a Chance: Ten Ways to Save the World: https://unbound.com/books/half-a-chance/

Show Notes

Here Mark and Paul discuss the various possible models of economic recovery from the present COVID-19 crisis with Ed Davey, the Director of the Food and Land Use Coalition, part of the World Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/profile/edward-davey. Ed places the present projections for recovery (including Boris Johnson's rather histrionic claims for a 'New Deal') into historical perspective, particularly focusing on Roosevelt's New Deal in 1930s USA and the establishment of Earth Day in 1970. Hopefully the fossil fueled recovery from the 2008 economic crisis will be learnt from and avoided. Rather there is a chance now for a more sustainable and community driven process that could offer more hope for future generations. History will be the judge!

You can find out more about Ed's work in his book Given Half a Chance: Ten Ways to Save the World: https://unbound.com/books/half-a-chance/