In a post-Covid world, the UK can’t be a tech also-ran
Posted by David Smith at 09:00 AMCategory: David Smith’s other articles
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt.
It has always struck me as hugely impressive that even as the Second World War was raging, serious thought was being given to the post-war economy. The Beveridge report, which provided the foundations of the modern welfare state, was published in 1942. The Bretton Woods conference, which provided the template for the post war international financial system, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, was in July 1944.
The question is whether we are planning similarly, for the post-Covid world, or just trying wearily to get over the line to some kind ofRead More »