Capitalism After Corona

More information on the third Online Sciathon 2020 topic.

The first months of 2020 showed us how fragile the global economy is with respect to major crises. The spread of the coronavirus shed light on the downsides of our current economic system. At this critical juncture, it is crucially important to mitigate the economic and humanitarian consequences of this crisis and strengthen resilience for the future. This encompasses a variety of questions and challenges like:

  • How can we secure supply-chains for essential commodities and ensure universal access especially for the most vulnerable members of society?
  • How should we deal with rising public and private debt, resulting from response strategies to the COVID-19-crisis?
  • What can be done to secure people’s livelihood in times of crises, within and beyond national borders?
  • What is the impact of the surge in digitalisation caused by the crisis on the economy?

In more general terms, how should we remodel our current economic system in order to achieve these and other conceivable goals? Working on concepts and solutions to these challenges represents the core of our third topic at the Online Sciathon 2020.

The economic challenges of the coronavirus crisis will also be discussed by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings’ community during the Online Science Days 2020.

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