We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections.
Don’t think of that number as “big” or “bold.” Just think of it as the appropriate dosage for a once-in-a-century economic affliction.
The shutdowns aren’t what’s driving the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.
Tom Colicchio, the celebrity chef, thinks 50 percent of restaurants may not survive the pandemic, and that they’re going to have to change.
Seven weeks ago, South Korea and the U.S. had the same number of virus deaths. Today, South Korea has fewer than 300, and the U.S. has more than 70,000.
The big will get bigger as mom-and-pops perish and shopping goes virtual. In the short term, our cities will become more boring. In the long term, they might just become interesting again.
Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and other big companies are getting millions in government loan money while mom-and-pops go broke. But whose fault is that?
Contact tracing is working in South Korea and Singapore. But it raises privacy issues.
Almost 10 million Americans have already filed for unemployment benefits. Congress can still act to stem the tide.
A playbook that should govern America’s short-term reaction to the health crisis.
Are we winning the war against COVID-19? In the fog of pandemic, we simply don’t know.
Denmark, which is basically freezing its economy, has a message for America.
“We are freezing the economy.”
This pandemic will be especially punishing for low-income workers, just as they were starting to reverse a generation of widening inequality.
If we fail to help them immediately, their crisis will be the entire economy’s crisis.
Many businesses, local governments, and individuals are doing what is necessary to beat back the coronavirus—with little help from the White House.
Even before the pandemic struck, remote work was accelerating in the U.S. But the next few months will be a very strange test of our white-collar future.
The mayhem wrought by the coronavirus is unique and complex. But there is at least one simple and necessary economic response: stimulus.
Sanders is too old. So is Biden. Trump too.
An eight-word summary of the Democratic primary: Momentum is a myth, and demographics are destiny.