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Is COVID-19 Accelerating the End of Neoliberalism?

Governments are now spending trillions to manage the fallout from COVID-19 crisis. But how long can this last? Is western society moving into the era of bigger government and sweeping state intervention in markets and infrastructure? Can globalization really be unwound that easily, and is the last four decades of ‘pro-market’ neoliberal reforms coming to end? If so, what is coming next?

The Agenda host Steve Paikin talks with Conservative economist Sean Speer, and Bhaskar Sunkara, author of “The Socialist Manifesto,” for a North American perspective on how the COVID crisis could draw government institutions away from neoliberal consensus of the last 40 years. Watch:

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