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The world cries out for a 'goddess' of prosperity as woes pile up

COVID exposes global gaps, while offering chance to escape 20th century thinking

A restaurant worker holds a placard during a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 22.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The crisis brought on by the spread of the novel coronavirus has exposed myriad problems the world had ignored, ranging from jolts to democracy, rising tensions among global powers, widening income disparities and a stagnant economy.

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