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Among the many things revealed by the pandemic are the cracks in our social contract — inequality, economic insecurity, the challenges faced by families with children, the stress on our health care system, and the vulnerability of the elderly and the marginalized.
Minouche Shafik is the director of the London School of Economics and a former vice president of the World Bank. He argues that changes in technology, work, life expectancies, and the role of women in the workforce, as well as climate change, mean we need to renegotiate our social contract so everyone's needs and potential are met. She outlines this vision in her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract for a Better Society.