Editorials

The new coronavirus has challenged our nation on many fronts, from hospital preparedness to relearning the basics of personal hygiene. But one of the perhaps unexpected challenges has been the burden that it places upon…

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, my fellow economists have reached deep into their bare cupboards of old ideas, and what have they found? Models that do not work: bailouts for big companies. Tax cuts for…

If there’s a lesson to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that Americans are left uniquely unprepared for such a crisis because our federal and state governments do a lousy job protecting us. Two…

How bad does a national emergency have to get for President Donald Trump to use the extraordinary power he already possesses to increase production of protective equipment and ventilators in dangerously short supply, and prioritize…

If the past week of action to battle the novel coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that circumstances change quickly. Actions that once seemed unthinkable — closing school buildings for the rest of the term,…

Political ads are so routinely unfair that they have to violate the barely there norms of what everyone knows are propaganda communications pretty flagrantly just to stand out as any more deceptive than average. Yet…

History has its eyes on you. That is a quote from the popular musical Hamilton, but as we are dealing with a global pandemic it also applies to all of us.  The year 2020 is…

Because the COVID-19 virus is now so widespread, health officials are dealing with shortages of manpower and equipment for its treatment. One offshoot is that testing for the virus will be limited to certain segments…

We have seen a lot of well-meaning but bad advice floating around the internet in recent days urging us to get out and support local businesses or to somehow go shopping to support the economy.…

The coronavirus pandemic is shining a spotlight on what most already knew: There are giant gaps in our economic system and disasters aren’t status levelers. This pandemic is being exacerbated by deeply embedded economic inequities.…