Global and sector based planning
The brutal and unexpected nature of the current crisis and the serious questions asked by its resolution has called for a joint national and international macroeconomic analysis in combination with planning for sector-based change.
The size of future restructuring and manufacturing change will force those involved, at both a national and European level (government, employers, unions), to look together for answers and collective solutions able to meet the challenges ahead, particularly in terms of industrial policy.
There are two other major areas of concern that also require a macroeconomic approach in order to grasp the changes taking place :
- income distribution : types of remuneration, dispersal and inequalities
- social protection : health, pensions, unemployment etc...
These are issues that will be at the forefront of the social and political scene in the years to come, in particular in connection with demographic change.