Historian Eric Rauchway compares the Great Depression and our current pandemic-induced economic decline, Franklin Roosevelt’s democratic principles, and the role of a competent government in preventing authoritarianism.
SOURCE: University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Gene Sperling's new book challenges decades of market-oriented economic policy in favor of a standard based on human well-being.
How the Coronavirus Bailout Repeats 2008’s Mistakes: Huge Corporate Payoffs With Little Accountability
As the government rushes to aid the economy, how that’s done, who benefits and who is left behind matter. So far, the signs are ominous.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
by Michael Hiltzik
Policy should be focused on the immediate goal of protecting American households from the hardships of lost jobs. Setting the stage for a resumption of economic activity is important, too, but at this very moment it’s secondary.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Live Updates: U.S. Stocks Nosedive, Trading Paused as Emergency Fed Action Fails to Mollify Investors
The Dow plunges 2,300 points as a brutal coronavirus-fueled sell-off intensifies.
SOURCE: Oxford University Press Blog
by Richard S. Grossman
How do we avoid excessively ideological economic policy?
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