Volunteers hand out food aid parcels from a distribution point at the Santa Anna church in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17. The European Commission has forecast that the EU would see a 7.4 per cent economic contraction this year, the worst recession in its history. Photo: Bloomberg Volunteers hand out food aid parcels from a distribution point at the Santa Anna church in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17. The European Commission has forecast that the EU would see a 7.4 per cent economic contraction this year, the worst recession in its history. Photo: Bloomberg
Volunteers hand out food aid parcels from a distribution point at the Santa Anna church in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17. The European Commission has forecast that the EU would see a 7.4 per cent economic contraction this year, the worst recession in its history. Photo: Bloomberg
Richard Harris
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Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Coronavirus shines light on our unfair economy as millions join the ranks of the jobless and hungry

  • The scale of the destruction of people’s livelihoods, from China and India to the US, shows that for too many, job and income security was only a mirage
  • Policymakers, who already have a tough job balancing lives with livelihoods, must ensure that once the crisis is over, a fairer economy can be built

Volunteers hand out food aid parcels from a distribution point at the Santa Anna church in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17. The European Commission has forecast that the EU would see a 7.4 per cent economic contraction this year, the worst recession in its history. Photo: Bloomberg Volunteers hand out food aid parcels from a distribution point at the Santa Anna church in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17. The European Commission has forecast that the EU would see a 7.4 per cent economic contraction this year, the worst recession in its history. Photo: Bloomberg
Volunteers hand out food aid parcels from a distribution point at the Santa Anna church in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17. The European Commission has forecast that the EU would see a 7.4 per cent economic contraction this year, the worst recession in its history. Photo: Bloomberg
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