Coronavirus

Progressive Hypocrisy and Our COVID Lockdown Opportunity Share This

Josh Hammer | Nov 24, 2020 | Coronavirus

As large swaths of the country prepare to re-enter COVID-19 lockdowns—my current city of Denver, for instance, banned all indoor dining just last week—it is worth pausing to again lament the ham-fisted, blunderbuss nature of most of these virus-fighting measures. As many presciently pointed out at an early stage of the outbreak, mass, society-wide lockdowns are, at […]

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Giganticism After COVID Share This

R. R. Reno | Aug 21, 2020 | Coronavirus

In March, I could see that our social response to the coronavirus would be more consequential than the virus itself. Natural disasters can do great damage, but they do not usually change societies. By contrast, mass mobilizations for wars in the modern era have been deeply consequential. The lockdowns and country-wide quarantines have been exercises […]

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A COVID-19 Economic Recovery Package That Spurs Short-term and Long-term Recovery Share This

Rob Atkinson | Jul 20, 2020 | Coronavirus

With surging COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country and a widely available vaccine months away—and with consumer and investor confidence and spending likely to be weak even with a vaccine—the odds are quite high that economic recovery will be long, drawn-out, and weak. As such, Congress is rightly debating a fifth economic recovery […]

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Should Congress Extend the $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit? Share This

Amber Lapp | Jun 26, 2020 | Coronavirus

In March as Ohio began to shut down, Emily—a thirtysomething mom who asked that I not use her real name—worried about her family, her neighbors, and especially the elderly. She posted on her town’s Facebook page offering to grocery shop for those unable to go to the store, or to share a meal with anyone […]

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Good Policy Is Good Politics Share This

Saagar Enjeti | May 15, 2020 | Coronavirus

Try as we might, those of us who dare to challenge economic orthodoxy within the GOP are unlikely to prevail on policy and moral grounds alone. But the politics of today offer us another course that is just as powerful: offering a prescription to protect from impending electoral doom of the party if the course […]

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The Free-Market-Fundamentalist Menace Share This

Saagar Enjeti | May 06, 2020 | Coronavirus

The Senate is finally back in Washington and negotiations over the next coronavirus recovery package are underway. The White House’s initial salvo was reported Monday and includes a capital gains tax cut, a measure to increase entertainment tax deductions, and a payroll tax cut.  If you tasked me with putting together a parody recovery plan […]

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