Cities are slow to ease rent and evictions

Rent assistance and moratoriums on evictions are lagging behind the pandemic's impact on people's ability to pay, researchers report.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~10 min

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Rush back to work risks hundreds of thousands of lives

"If policymakers prioritize short-term economic productivity more, their quarantine policies may lead to many times more deaths and hospitalizations..."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Iran’s financial crisis weakens its coronavirus response

As of May 5, Iran had recorded over 6,000 deaths and nearly 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. "It's a very grave situation," says Hadi Kahalzadeh.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Can shield immunity help restore business as usual?

"Until we have a vaccine, we will have to use a combination of strategies to control COVID-19, and shield immunity is potentially one of them."

Josh Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 economics society-and-culture health-and-medicine pandemics

Economic forecaster gauges our post-pandemic future

Economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawhan offers his perspective on the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and how he thinks the next few months could play out.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~10 min

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The 2008 recession made married couples argue

Research shows the last big recession led to more arguments in marriages. The finding comes as couples face financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~4 min

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Survey: Small business owners see very grim future

About a third of small business owners believe they have a 50% chance of going bankrupt or out of business within the next six months because of COVID-19.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Green COVID-19 recovery packages can boost economic growth and tackle climate change, researchers say

Researchers find long-term, climate-friendly stimulus policies are often superior in overall economic impact – not just in slowing global warming.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change environment covid-19 coronavirus economics

Coronavirus medical costs could soar into hundreds of billions as more Americans become infected

Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.

Bruce Y. Lee, Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

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Will the pandemic shore up inequality or bring change?

Historian Walter Scheidel identifies pandemics as one of "the four horsemen" of major economic leveling. Will COVID-19 level inequality or shore it up?

Stanford • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~8 min

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