Paul Collier, a professor at the University of Oxford, was interviewed on the third day of the 56th IDEA Colloquium, where he stated that “Argentina is going to have a prosperous future.” In addition, he indicated that the country can get ahead after this economic crisis.
In an interview in THE NATION, Collier emphasized the dialogue as “the secret resource of democracy“and explained how to work in a”back and forth, as if it were a ping pong match between pairs“.
“Things must be done on the whole. The most important thing is to recognize common obligations and shared responsibilities, “he said, adding that, once the common goal is lost sight of, it is necessary to see how to forge it again. Regarding the crack in politics Argentina, considered that both sides should “get out of their own position, you don’t have to try to beat the other, but you need to build trust.”
“Businesses are responsible for getting the economy on its feet if collapses“He explained. Likewise, he assured that society must also work together. For him, education and training centers must collaborate with companies so that there is professional training and that this enhances development.
On the other hand, he commented on how the pandemic of covid-19 brought a new normal that ultimately led to “return of life community. “” It is an example that shows how we had to quickly solve a common goal, “he said, adding that we need to work together and learn from each other.
“The Zoom has opened us to wonderful opportunities and taught us to do different things, but it cannot build trust. People need interaction. face to face. The danger of covid-19 is that we are destroying the communities, “he explained, and exemplified with the case of the United States, where” the pandemic intensified hatred.
When explaining what to do with young “pessimists” in the face of the situations in their countries of origin, he explained that there was a failure in the public policies of governments and companies to “not transmit or generate trust“.
“People leave society when they feel they are hopeless about their future. You have to build a narrative that the future promises prosperity. Otherwise we will spiral downward,” he said. Source: THE NATION