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
Tags: health public-health covid-19 coronavirus death economics pandemic social-distancing recession cost-benefit-analysis job-loss value-of-life
The US is gradually shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an oil price crash and a likely recession are big speed bumps.
March 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 china solar-power fossil-fuels supply-chains coronavirus-2020 recession coal renewable-energy wind-energy oil-prices energy-transition electricity-generation
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
Tags: finance inequality economy money united-states race wall-street great-depression recession great-recession wealth-gap racial-wealth-gap
Jobs that focus on cognitive and people skills are more resistant to economic recession than jobs that rely on physical skills—and bounce back more quickly.
Tags: cities economics jobs recession society-and-culture
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