Sun, Jan 10, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Michael Roberts, The Story of the Year of the COVID: But What Now for 2021?

2020 will go down in history – a worldwide pandemic from a previously unknown virus deadly to humans, killing millions or leaving them with permanent health problems; forcing lockdowns across the world that destroyed the world economy in the worst slump in the history of capitalism; and driving millions globally into poverty and loss of livelihood. Where did all this come from? Can capitalism come out of this unscarred? With vaccines on the way is the crisis over? What are the prospects for lives and livelihoods in 2021? For a preview, see Michael Roberts blog: Blogging from a Marxist economist.