Remember the “world after the pandemic”? The Covid-19 crisis has caused mourning in hundreds of thousands of families and brought the world’s economies to their knees; but by forcing more than half of humanity to stop, it has also forced us to think, to dream, of a fairer, more egalitarian, greener world.

In that world, we would recognise the importance of quality public services, having seen health workers fighting heroically against the virus and teachers trying to keep in contact with their…