Future Pandemics: Apocalypse Next

In this thought-provoking segment, join Stephen Davies, Senior Education Fellow, as he discusses the vital lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic served as a stark warning, revealing our global unpreparedness for extreme events.

Drawing from his new book, Apocalypse Next, Stephen presents a vision of hope and preparation, emphasising the importance of embracing economic thinking to manage catastrophic events effectively.

The pandemic exposed the limitations of centralised, top-down approaches, highlighting the need for a shift in mindset. Stephen advocates for a decentralised approach, empowering voluntary collective action, markets, families, and individuals to address global challenges collectively.

Discover the role of economics in crafting effective responses and how decentralising responsibility fosters adaptability and informed reactions to global catastrophes. Stephen concludes by emphasising our goal of creating adaptable and resilient frameworks to thrive amidst uncertainty.

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