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What Is Hazard Pay, And Why Are Amazon And Other Companies Ending It For Essential Workers?
As the shutdown orders went into effect two months ago, several American companies began offering hazard pay to essential employees, such as retail, grocery and health care workers.
6 Ways A Drop In International Students Could Set Back US Higher Education
While the number of international students who newly enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2015-2016 school year stood at more than 300,000, by the 2018-2019 school year, that number had fallen by about 10% to less than 270,000.
Why Ford, Chanel And Other Companies Pitch In During A Crisis – Without The Government Ordering Them To
Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap.
Americans May Be Willing To Pay $5 Trillion To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus And Save Lives
A new analysis suggests Americans are willing to pay about US$5 trillion to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save as many lives as possible – dwarfing the $3 trillion Congress has so far agreed to spend to support the U.S. economy and its workers.
Bankruptcy Courts Ill-Prepared For Tsunami Of People Going Broke From Coronavirus Shutdown
As more Americans lose all or part of their incomes and struggle with mounting debts, another crisis looms: a wave of personal bankruptcies.
Is It Safe To Visit Your Mother On Mother’s Day? A Doctor Offers A Decision Checklist
Questions of whether and how to see my adult children and my own elderly mother present medical and ethical quandaries. As Mother’s Day approaches, I’d like to share with you my thinking about this using some tools to aid discernment.
Coronavirus: Why Is It So Hard To Aid Small Businesses Hurt By A Disaster?
The U.S. government has committed hundreds of billions of dollars to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. But early reports suggest larger companies are gobbling up much of the aid.
Why ‘There’s No Such Thing As Society’ Should Not Be Regarded With Moral Revulsion
Many people have tended to regard Margaret Thatcher’s claim that “there is no such thing as society” with moral revulsion, as some sort of expression or defence of individualistic selfishness. This is mistaken.
Coronavirus: Five Reasons To Feel Optimistic
Much of the media coverage of COVID-19 is focused on bad things happening. It is very easy to accuse people of bungling when you have 20-20 hindsight and it makes good headlines, but is it right?
Price Controls Don't Work – But Mask Rationing Is The Exception That Proves The Rule
In economics, the price of a given product generally tends to find its “equilibrium,” where demand and supply are equal.
HH What Future Do Airlines Have? Three Experts Discuss
Airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US$252 billion in 2020.
Plummeting Tax Revenues Will Put Governors In Tough Budget Situations
As governors continue to provide leadership on the coronavirus crisis they are about to confront a second crisis, as their state’s fiscal positions will rapidly deteriorate. It will be as bad as the Great Recession of 2008 to 2009 and its aftermath.
How High Will Unemployment Go? During The Great Depression, 1 In 4 Americans Were Out Of Work
The U.S. unemployment rate climbed from a half-century low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March – and is expected to go a lot higher.
Another Housing Crisis Is Coming – And Bailouts And Eviction Freezes Won't Be Enough To Prevent Many From Losing Their Homes
Millions of Americans are suddenly out of work as the financial and economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic deepens.
Coronavirus Pandemic Has Unleashed A Wave Of Cyber Attacks – Here’s How To Protect Yourself
Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a wave of cyber attacks – here’s how to protect yourself
Workers Left Out Of Government And Business Response To The Coronavirus
As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, workers and families around the country are finding out how weak the U.S. social safety net is.Nearly three-quarters of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. About 30% of workers lack employer-paid health insurance.
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