Amcham Belgium

A different curve: making sense of public affairs in the post-corona new normal

The French called it revanchisme. The word originated in the 1870s after the Franco-Prussian war and stands for vengefulness occurring after a lost war or a political defeat. Back then, it referred to the bereavement of Alsace-Lorraine by Bismarck and his allies. Chances are that such an urge for getting back at the enemy will determine the new equilibrium between businesses, citizens and the public sector, following the current sway of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the political, administrative and socio-economic structures of our country.