Haseena Farid: The measurement tail has been wagging the outcomes dog

Covid-19 has woken the world up and forced us to take stock of both what is failing in society and what is essential to our lives. There is not one part of our lives that this pandemic hasn’t touched, making us feel very uncertain about what kind of future we are heading towards. Often seen in times of great uncertainty is an opportunity for change. Since the lockdown I’ve been hearing far more conversations discussing how we want to live and what we want from a ‘new normal’, reappraising what we value most in society. Judging by how we have been living until now, I’m left wondering how we could have got it so wrong.