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Taxing financial winners from coronavirus to pay for the crisis – lessons from WW1

Janette Rutterford, The Open University The enormous impact of COVID-19 on the world has drawn comparisons with the first world war. Historian Niall Ferguson, for example, points to the financial panic, global reach, economic dislocation and popular alarm of both crises. Both events have cost the UK enormous sums, driving government debt today to over…