14 May 2020

recession
The coronavirus recession is devastating to America's labor market. Besides, by almost every measure, it's worse for women than any previous economic slump. The scale of the crisis is unlike anything since the Great Depression. For the first time in decades, this crisis has a predominantly nonwhite, female face. The biggest reason for these losses is that the industries hardest hit by th...

14 May 2020

airline business
The airline business is an industry that is intimately familiar with failure. However, it is facing a crisis unlike any other. Executives say they have no idea when passengers will return. Yet, devastating as the downturn has been, the future is even bleaker. With much of the world closed for business and no widely available vaccine insight, it may be months, if not years, before airline...

26 Apr 2020

US higher education
The novel coronavirus pandemic could be the event that fundamentally reshapes US higher education. Most colleges and universities have closed their campuses for the rest of the semester, with milestones like graduation ceremonies canceled and classes moved online. Some American colleges have already permanently closed their doors or suspended admissions because of the pandemic. So far, t...

26 Apr 2020

remedy against the coronavirus
At the White House coronavirus briefing last Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed dangerous and unproven theories about treatments involving household disinfectant and ultraviolet light. It is not the first time that he suggests a remedy against the coronavirus. President Trump brought a science administrator to back up his assertions. Then, he began to eagerly theorize about treatmen...

18 Apr 2020

coronavirus on the front lines
As billions of people shelter inside their homes, trying to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers on the front lines do not have the same privilege. Governments around the world consider their work to be essential. It is a sound decision, given that they're delivering food and packages, stocking grocery store shelves and operating public transit. Often, they do that aroun...