The Politics of COVID-19, Readings #5

The most important contributions on the political, economic, and social effects of the unfolding crisis.

[For the unabridged version of Part V of the evolving Reading List, please see here]

Economic Policy

How To Save the U.S. Economy [Podcast]
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Stephanie Kelton | Deconstructed

What Would Roosevelt Do?
Pavlina R. Tcherneva | Project Syndicate

We Can Afford to Beat This Crisis
Rohan Grey | The Nation

4 more...


Does the coronavirus require a rethink of globalization?
Daniel W. Drezner | The Washington Post

The seven early lessons of the global coronavirus crisis
Ivan Krastev | New Statesman

4 more...


The Anti-Wartime Economy
James Meadway | Tribune

Economic meltdown & Corona Pandemic: Monster at the Door [Podcast]
Robert Brenner | Beneath The Surface

« Les connards qui nous gouvernent » [Podcast - French]
Frédéric Lordon | Le Monde diplomatique

6 more...

Global Economy

Economic Effects of the Coronavirus [Podcast]
Jeremi Suri | This Is Democracy

Europe’s Central Bank, in About-Face, Swoops in to Save a Virus-Afflicted Continent
Keith Johnson | Foreign Policy

4 more...

Health Policy

Countries test tactics in ‘war’ against COVID-19
Jon Cohen, Kai Kupferschmidt | Science

In one Italian town, we showed mass testing could eradicate the coronavirus
Andrea Crisanti, Antonio Cassone | The Guardian

7 more...


Face à l’épidémie de coronavirus, les Japonais ne croient plus possible la tenue des JO [French]
Philippe Mesmer | Le Monde

How Hungary's Orban blamed migrants for coronavirus
Edit Inotai | EUobserver

7 more...

Left & Labor

Andrea Fumagalli: «Denaro dall’elicottero? Sì, ma vada direttamente alle persone» [Italian]
Roberto Ciccarelli | il manifesto

Our Public Health Infrastructure Is Losing a Fight With Capitalism
Danya M. Qato | Jacobin

9 more...


Coronavirus Just Might Help Us Save the Planet
Alexander Sammon | The American Prospect

2 more...


Die Corona-Pandemie zeigt die Ästhetik des Widerstands [German]
Thomas Tuma | Handelsblatt

Danger and Opportunity? [Podcast]
Anne McElvoy, Andrew Doyle | BBC Moral Maze

13 more...


A doubt of multiple introduction of SARS‐CoV‐2 in Italy: a preliminary overview
Marta Giovanetti, Silvia Angeletti | Journal of Medical Virology

SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data
Yanis Roussel et al. | International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

3 more...

Public Sphere

A White Nationalist Has Rebranded Himself as Coronavirus Expert. And People Are Flocking to Him.
Will Sommer | The Daily Beast

Bio-austerity and Solidarity in the Covid-19 Space of Emergency
Michele Lancione, AbdouMaliq Simone | Society and Space

9 more...

Social Toll

What the coronavirus outbreak means for thousands of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Islam Khatib | openDemocracy

The Revival of the National Union of the Homeless
Liz Theoharis | The Nation

4 more...


How COVID-19 will push for an even more aggressive automation
Cache Baba | Medium

Virus: droni termici e controllo dei telefoni, la Cina ha tenuto tutti in casa [Italian]
Alexandra Javarone | Affari Italiani

9 more...


Capitalism Has its Limits
Judith Butler | Verso

Covid-19: rendere politica la rabbia [Italian]
Sarah Gandini | Effimera

5 more...


Neoliberalismo, pandemias y las éticas del cuidado [Spanish]
Gabriel Giorgi | Página/12

O coronavírus e a derrocada final do neoliberalismo [Portuguese]
Valdemar Augusto Angerami | Carta Capital

2 more...