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Economic Recovery

Published every Monday
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When will the recovery come and what shape will it take? This newsletter covers the economic downturn and leaders’ efforts to try to turn things around. 

Articles cover the best of the big, broad macroeconomic takes in major newspapers, but also look at smaller questions that are affecting people on the micro-level. Regular contributions come from local outlets that shine a light on specific problems in certain cities, and also from academics who have devoted their lives to following different economic curves. Another part of the value of this newsletter is its international component, particularly as different countries and regions experiment with different measures and stimulus to make everything work.

While part of the inspiration for this newsletter was of course the coronavirus pandemic, it also seeks to address topics that pre-date the time when everyone debate lockdowns. Recurrent topics include all forms of debt, universal basic income and more.

Latest editions
  • Economic Recovery #5
    August 3, 2020
    • Migration Down Under
    • Line of Rich and Poor
    • Marriage and recession
    • Stimulus "odd couple"
  • Economic Recovery #4
    July 27, 2020
    • Homelessness in Ozarks
    • Child care crisis
    • Election promises in Sri Lanka
    • Tsunami of redundancies?
  • Economic Recovery #3
    July 20, 2020
    • Student debt nation
    • African economies
    • Paycheck protection
    • Small business struggles
  • Economic Recovery #2
    July 13, 2020
    • Coronavirus fraudsters
    • The town of Oñati
    • Social protection in Brazil
    • Stamp duty paralysis
  • Economic Recovery #1
    July 6, 2020
    • Expiring unemployment benefits
    • Environmentalism and universal basic income
    • Undercounting stats
    • Home improvement loans
  • The Open Question &#...
    April 22, 2020
    Editor: Christopher Brennan This week has seen plans to reopen parts of life like school or hardware stores become a reality in some countries, with others looking, cautiously or not so cautiously, at when it could be their turn. This Digest is particularly global, with articles from Bengal to Berlin and from Greece to Georgia. Found with the Deepnews Scoring Model, they explore the tense moment many around the world are facing.
  • The Open Question #5...
    April 17, 2020
    Editor: Christopher Brennan It may not be the light at the end of the tunnel, but it's a tunnel with a little more room to move around. This week's Digest focuses on debates around reopening economies and easing COVID-19 lockdowns, a question that brings small bits of hope but also worries about how to keep the virus under control. This list gathered by the Deepnews Scoring Model looks into issues of testing, jobs, cooperation or the lack thereof, and hard choices for leaders.
  • Getting Down to It. ...
    April 15, 2020
    The International Monetary Fund has called it "The Great Lockdown" and compared it to an event that has come up more and more often, the Great Depression of 1929. What is increasingly clear is that our current moment has the potential to change the way that our economies work for the rest of our lives, whether on the scale of the international, national or local. It is a lot to take in, though all those angles are present in the update to last week's Digest on the economic downturn, which we hope provides some information to help start making sense of things.
  • Getting Down to It. ...
    April 10, 2020
    Editor: Christopher Brennan While some countries are looking at slowly lifting their lockdowns, the world is entering the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning of coronavirus. What comes next are all the questions about how coronavirus affected the economy, jobs and the government response. This Digest looks at all articles that discuss coronavirus along with the looming "recession." Definitive answers are hard, though these pieces tackle problems like how long the downturn will last, who will be hit hardest, and how we come out of it.