How We Live Next

Reducing the Chance of New Pandemics

Reducing the Chance of New Pandemics

It has been months since the novel coronavirus hit Western countries, and many are now wondering how and when normality will return and what a new normal might look like. Some expect that a second wave of infection will be avoided by seasonal properties inherent in the virus, while others

Javier Arcos Hódar
Javier Arcos Hódar
COVID-19
Is State Protection a Threat to Liberal Democracy?

Is State Protection a Threat to Liberal Democracy?

The world is awash with predictions about the impact of COVID-19 on life in the liberal democracies—from more online shopping to less globalisation, from higher taxing governments to more working from home. But most analyses compare 2020 with 2019 and examine the immediate changes wrought by the pandemic alone.

Ross Stitt
Ross Stitt
COVID-19
Pandemics and Pandemonium

Pandemics and Pandemonium

Minneapolis and urban centers across America are burning, most directly in response to the brutal killing of a black man by a white Minnesota police officer. But the rage ignited by the death of George Floyd is symptomatic of a profound sense of alienation that has been building for years

Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
COVID-19
Moving Away from Meat Means Welcoming the New 'Flexitarians'

Moving Away from Meat Means Welcoming the New 'Flexitarians'

Author and animal-rights activist Jonathan Safran Foer recently argued in a New York Times essay that the COVID-19 pandemic represents a turning point in society’s attitude to eating meat. “Animal agriculture is now recognized as a leading cause of global warming,” writes Foer. “A quarter of Americans between the

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
Activism
PODCAST 91: Oxford's Thomas Hale on Measuring the Variation in Government Response to COVID-19

PODCAST 91: Oxford's Thomas Hale on Measuring the Variation in Government Response to COVID-19

Thomas Hale, Associate Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, talks to Jonathan Kay about a new research project aimed at comparing international policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quillette
Quillette
Blavatnik School of Government
Drop Anchor: How COVID-19 Will Kill the Cruise Industry

Drop Anchor: How COVID-19 Will Kill the Cruise Industry

Last week, Air Canada announced it was cutting its workforce by at least half, effective next month. This is not surprising, since flight attendants can’t do their jobs when there are no flights. Air Canada is now flying at one-twentieth its pre-pandemic capacity. The airline hopes to ramp up

Barbara Kay
Barbara Kay
How We Live Next
PODCAST 90: John Lloyd on the Geopolitical Fall-Out From the Coronavirus Crisis

PODCAST 90: John Lloyd on the Geopolitical Fall-Out From the Coronavirus Crisis

John Lloyd, co-founder of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford, talks to Toby Young about the geopolitical fall-out from the coronavirus crisis. Will the Conservatives win the next UK election? Can the EU recover its authority? And is this China’s Chernobyl? John recently wrote

Toby Young
Toby Young
China
After the Virus: The Way We Live Next

After the Virus: The Way We Live Next

How will we live, or be forced to live, after the pandemic? “I don’t know” is—according to Paul Collier, the famed development economist—the most honest answer to this question and others related to the cause, rise, treatment, and decline of the current pandemic. This is, after all,

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
COVID-19