However society ultimately responds to, and accommodates, the changes imposed by Covid and the other social issues outlined, the time to do it is now. In some instances, for example the disparities in affluence and opportunity, the intensity of the problem is accelerating. This is evidenced by increasing pay gaps between CEOs and their employees, and the runaway success of the world’s top tier of billionaires. Similarly, the effects of increasingly common fire and flood, and rising sea levels, should be acting as a wake-up call. There has never been a more important time to decide on the kind of world we want to live in.