The Week Unwrapped: sad doctors, paedophile hunters and cashless China
Why are UK doctors depressed? Why is a paedophile claiming vigilantes violated his rights? And will China have a future without cash?
Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Why are UK doctors depressed? Why is a paedophile claiming vigilantes violated his rights? And will China have a future without cash?
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In this week’s episode, we discuss:
A case has come before the Supreme Court this week which is expected to rule on whether the covert activities of paedophile hunters are legal and compatible with human rights. Is vigilantism ever justified? What compels paedophile hunters to act in the first place? And do paedophiles have a right to privacy?
China is trialling its new digital currency. Some say it's about convenience – mobile payments are already widely used across China. Others argue that it's all about giving the government even more control over the population. Either way, could this be the first step towards a truly cashless society?
British doctors are suffering a burnout pandemic in the face of PPE shortages, rising sick leave and the pressure to make life-or-death decisions. But mental health problems were common among doctors before Covid-19’s arrival - so why has it taken the pandemic for us to notice?