Almost ten million people filed for unemployment in the last two weeks. In the Great Recession of 2008-2009, around nine million people lost their jobs. The “stimulus bill” includes some g
It feels like its been months since I asked what kind of endgame the Sanders campaign wants, but it’s actually only been two weeks. At the time, I argued that Sanders should stay in so long as h
Over at the Duck of Minerva, two Indiana University professors – Jeffrey C. Isaac and W. Kindred Winecoff – have a post about the petition they’ve been circulating to protect the integrity o
There are a variety of forces pushing the United States toward the exit for global hegemony, but none is quite so frustrating as the Trump administration’s simple abdication from exercising lead
Daniel McDowell, Aditi Sahasrabuddhe and Kindred Winecoff have a terrific explainer on what the Fed is doing in the face of growing global economic crisis. They focus on four points: The Fed quickly m
As an addendum to Steve’s post about the politics of federal economic stimulus., we should keep in mind that the Trump administration is not a ‘normal’ one by the standards of the la
My kid pointed me to a viral tweet with important information about making it through the pandemic. Done right, marble racing turns out to be pretty mesmerizing. Enjoy.
Over the last few days I’ve occasionally forgotten that we’re in the midst of a nomination contest between two candidates in the high-risk category for COVID-19. The fact that they’r