When the dust from the pandemic settles, there will be a lot of people in developed economies wondering why, their systems failed them.
The American sociologist was one of the most powerful detractors of the existing world order and consistently emphasised the need for alternatives over his decades-long career.
Many point to a "Marshall Plan for Africa", but the fact is that the West is nowhere as invested in Africa as the US was in Europe when the original Marshall Plan came to light.
The rapid transformation of industry and society on the back of the digital revolution will bring with it a number of dillemas for developing and emerging economies. How can the Global South stay afloat?
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