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A Lasting Remedy for the Covid-19 Pandemic’s Economic Crisis

Joseph E. Stiglitz New York Review of Books
As catastrophic as it is, the Covid-19 pandemic offers a moment of reflection. If we set our sights high and not throw money at big corporations, perhaps we can emerge from the crisis with an economy and society that are stronger than before.

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How Capitalist Economics Structures Inequality

Gregory Heires Portside
The world economy, to the degree it still works at all, serves to benefit the few at the expense of the many. The author of the book under review does an economic deep dive into ways that can reverse that antidemocratic equation.

We Are Living in a Failed State

George Packer The Atlantic
The coronavirus didn't break America. It revealed what was already broken. Trump acquired a federal government crippled by years of right-wing ideological assault and steady defunding. He set about finishing the job, destroying the civil service.

We Are Entering a Recession – But What Did We Learn From the Last One?

Ken-Hou Lin and Megan Neely The Conversation
Government can either decide to continue the “trickle-down” approach to first protect banks, corporations and their investors with monetary stimuli, or can learn from the New Deal and provide support directly to the most fragile communities

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The Truth About the Trump Economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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