Why were Western institutions so unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic? Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen reflects on the reasons behind such an epic failure which will reverberate for the decade ahead, he argues.
Is the problem money, he asks. No, the problem is the status quo inertia, he claims. In other words, the lack of willingness to build a more inclusive society starting from education to heathcare, passing from transportation, housing, manufacturing and so on.
“And we need to separate the imperative to build these things from ideology and politics. Both sides need to contribute to building,” he concludes.
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