The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, warned this Saturday that the worsening of the prevailing economic inequality, which is largely motivated by the effects of the corona virus, will bring society to a “breaking point”. .
In Guterres’ words, from a certain point of view, the pandemic has “become an X-ray that reveals fragile skeleton fractures in the societies we build”.
In his opinion, the crisis reveals “errors and untruths everywhere: the lie that free markets can provide healthcare for everyone; the fiction that unpaid care work is not work; the illusion that we live in a post-Nazi world of the myth that we are everyone is in the same boat. “
Guterres outlined the main reasons for inequality, including systemic racism, the legacy of colonialism, patriarchy, gaps in access to technology, and inequalities in global governance.