Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations (May 7, 2021)
Had the Roman empire not unraveled, the modern world may never have come about; Reskilling and the Future of Work Post-Pandemic; What is China’s biggest economic challenge for the next 20 years?
Read: The fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t a tragedy for civilisation. It was a lucky break for humanity as a whole [via Aeon]
Read: Is it feasible to publicly fund the global energy transition? [via Policy Tensor]
Listen: What is China’s biggest economic challenge for the next 20 years? [via McKinsey China]
Listen: The inequality at the heart of the pandemic [via Nature]
Watch: Reskilling and the Future of Work Post-Pandemic: CFR Independent Task Force on the Future of Work: James Manyika, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; and Penny Pritzker, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Watch: Nobel Laureate Professor Abhijit Banerjee delivered the first Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2021 on Thursday, 29 April 2021, titled “Good Economics for hard times.”