New research provides a lives-for-lives comparison of economic shutdown versus business as usual during the pandemic.
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Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
July 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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An economist has a simple message about economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: "The better we do on public health, the better the economy will do."
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Home foreclosures have painful ramifications that go beyond immediate financial damage, research finds, particularly for a mortage holders on the margin.
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A recent survey finds Australians feeling optimistic about their own finances, but less so about the country's overall.
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Why did the stock market rise when COVID-19 cases were spreading in the US? The gains may not be as illogical as they seemed, new research finds.
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Race and class inequalities are embedded in the American legal system, a new book argues. The author says major changes are vital to fixing things.
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Study also finds tax breaks for general business investment have slightly negative effect on innovation.
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