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We need more progressive taxation, and a wealth tax, to pay for the COVID-19 rescue packages

Posted on 14 September 2020 by Wojtek Paczos

The cost of COVID-19 rescue packages will likely be partly financed by increased inflation, which will disproportionally affect less-affluent people and workers, including frontline NHS staff. Dr Wojtek Paczos and Dr Paweł Bukowski (London School of Economics) argue that to spread that burden more equitably, governments should consider an increase in progressivity of income taxes
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The Second World War and COVID-19: building narratives

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Leon Gooberman

In our latest post, Dr Leon Gooberman relates the narratives surrounding the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the end of the Second World War in Europe. The COVID-19 crisis coincided recently with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. Coincidence prompted comparisons between the trajectories of mobilisation within both periods.
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