Will COVID-19 force a rethink of America’s safety net?

Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: history housing government society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity

The Great Depression proved we need government in a crisis

A historian explains what we can learn from the Great Depression in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its economic devastation.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 history united-states great-depression government society-and-culture

Ethicists: COVID-19 shows inequities in structure of society

Three ethicists argue that the moral dilemmas that the coronavirus puts in front of Americans result from longstanding inequality. Here's their case.

Kathleen McGarvey-Rochester • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~13 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics jobs government featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Survey finds bipartisan agreement on civil liberties, COVID-19

How do Americans feel about giving up some civil liberties to fight COVID-19? A survey finds that people of both parties tend to agree.

Becky Beaupre Gillespie-U. Chicago • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 government featured health-and-medicine pandemics

Why it’s not easy for the government to give out cash

During times of crisis, cash transfers from the government can really help people get through. But it's not easy to get money to the people who need it.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 money government society-and-culture

Most Aussies approve of government COVID-19 response

In a new survey of Australians, 60% say they're moderately or very satisfied with their government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sam Burt-Melbourne • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety australia money government society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Ebola outbreak shows public trust is vital in health crises

The 2014 Ebola outbreak shows that low trust in government can have disastrous consequences during health crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 ebola trust government outbreaks health-and-medicine

Schools prize standardized tests over student growth

Personal growth and even future job prospects has taken a backseat to standardized tests as a priority for education policy, new research shows.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education united-states government society-and-culture

Too many tweets from cities lose citizen’s attention

When it comes to getting out important messages like health advisories, cities should tweet less, not more, researchers find.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities social-media internet government communications society-and-culture

Republican governors stalled on social distancing for COVID-19

"Fighting COVID-19 shouldn't be a partisan issue: The virus doesn't care what party you belong to, and everyone is at risk."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states government states health-and-medicine

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