I am scheduled to receive the first of what may be two Covid-19 vaccinations sometime after May 17. Supposing we get past the pandemic — I would place money on it being with us in some form and in some places for at least the next five years or so — what happens next?

The short answer, the one I prefer, is: I don’t know. The long answer is that it would be foolish to discount the idea that capitalism will continue to nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere, and be driven, in the way it has been since at least the 1980s, by the most powerful actors and agents in the global political economy...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now