When the economy crashes, who pays the bill?

The coronavirus pandemic

Duur 0:58:00 — Ma 20 april 2020

When the economy crashes, who pays the bill?

Political philosopher Prof Rutger Claassen about the economic response to the coronavirus crisis.

When the coronavirus struck, governments and central banks quickly ensured that they would do anything in their power to keep businesses going. According to political philosopher Prof Rutger Claassen (UU) this whatever-it-takes approach is informed by the same tunnel vision that shaped our flawed response to the financial crisis of 2008. Should governments save businesses or citizens? And who pays the bill later on?

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