Ian Goldin: "We need to show much more solidarity globally"

Crisis follows crisis follows crisis. How do we stand up to it? What solutions are there to prevent pandemics, famines and wars? Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, formulates his demands for a better future in a video – and at the 72nd International Retail Summit.
2 June, 2022 by
Ian Goldin: "We need to show much more solidarity globally"
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
 

Climate change, Covid 19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine. "Business as usual" has led to these disasters. And crises are occurring more and more frequently. To ward off future pandemics, stop the catastrophic climate change, prevent financial crises and create a more stable world, a radical change of course is needed, says Ian Goldin in a TEDx talk. Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University.

"Although radical reforms sound scary, they are far less threatening than the dystopian alternatives," says Goldin. We must therefore embrace change. It is necessary, he says, that we not only applaud the system-relevant professionals, but actually pay them decently. And that we not only call our world “integrated”, but also act on it.

We would have to show much more solidarity worldwide, Goldin says. There is no wall high enough to keep out the great dangers we face - be it climate change, pandemics or other catastrophes like war. What high walls do keep out, however, is the willingness to cooperate:

 
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