Thomas Piketty: In times of crisis dominant ideologies get challenged (Podcast)

“For Africa, Piketty calls for quick, ambitious social safety net programmes to mitigate the severe economic and social impact of the crisis. Importantly, social distancing will not work where these programmes do not exist. ‘If you can’t go and work, that can’t last for very long,’ says Piketty. ‘So there is a big risk that this strategy can’t be sustainable.'”

via The Africa Report