Articles in class & inequality tagged with economy

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Sarah Burgard Lucie Kalousova

Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time.

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Paul R. Katz Leandro Ferreira

Despite President Bolsonaro's COVID-19 denialism, a small Brazilian city has one of the most ambitious responses in the world.

Brishen Rogers

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our labor markets just as much as the fragility of our public health and welfare systems. As we take the economy out of its induced coma, we should ask what kinds of jobs we want and need.

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Mordecai Lyon

While the government and some banks have announced mortgage moratoriums, they have not insisted that rent relief be passed on to tenants. Many renters don’t know what they will do come April 1, let alone May 1.

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Andrew Elrod Mark Engler

The battle over the bailout—set to be delivered through a once-obscure Treasury Department mechanism called the Exchange Stabilization Fund—has only just begun.

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Lenore Palladino

We face an economic crisis not least because the rules of corporate governance slight workers and preclude economic resiliency. We must reform them now.

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Felicia Wong Mike Konczal

Our long-term goal must go well beyond the Senate bill to build a more resilient economy.

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Marshall Steinbaum

In his sweeping new history, the economist systematically demolishes the conceit that extreme inequality is our destiny, rather than our choice.

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Arindrajit Dube

We must act now to support families and businesses. Greatly expanding U.S. unemployment insurance is an obvious way to go—in part because the system is already up and running.

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Hannah Appel

Debt’s ubiq­uity is a burden, but also an opportunity.