Video PlayerClose PARIS, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — “The economy of tomorrow has to think about innovation, vulnerability and humanity at the same time” and build competitiveness alongside climate and biodiversity considerations, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday when addressing the virtual World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda meeting. Acknowledging that capitalism has resulted in stark inequalities, Macron said the competitiveness of tomorrow must be built with “an economy more resilient to shocks and capable of integrating elements of resistance into production chains, an economy that takes into account this principle of humanity, in health matters as in social inequalities.” On the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that its first lesson is that “we cannot think about the economy without (thinking about) the human.” “We have done, in all our countries, something that had been considered unthinkable. We stopped all economic activities to protect lives. We are reminded that economics is a moral science and that human life takes precedence over trade and numbers,” he said. This period also “reminds us of our vulnerability….We cannot think of our economy without integrating our vulnerability. What is happening around us has an impact on our daily lives and can change our lives,” he continued…. Read full this story
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