A person wrapped in plastic walks outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington on April 15, 2020. Photo: AFP
A person wrapped in plastic walks outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington on April 15, 2020. Photo: AFP
Isabel Ortiz
Opinion

Opinion

Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins

Pandemic austerity plans that benefit the few at the expense of the many must go

  • More than 140 governments will cut spending in 2023, affecting more than 6.7 billion people – or 85 per cent of the world population
  • Unless this policy contagion is contained, the coming years will be even more painful than the era following the 2008 financial crisis

A person wrapped in plastic walks outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington on April 15, 2020. Photo: AFP
A person wrapped in plastic walks outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington on April 15, 2020. Photo: AFP
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