Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

Economics in the News – April 6-12

Monday, April 13, 2020

Economics impacts our lives every day. Below are some of the top storylines from this past week in economic news. More

Economics in the News – March 30-April 5

Monday, April 06, 2020

Economics impacts our lives every day. Below are some of the top storylines from this past week in economic news. More

Economics in the News -- March 23-29

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Economics impacts our lives every day. Below are some of the top storylines from this past week in economic news. More

The Value of a Life - Balancing Saving Lives and The Economic Recovery During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

Last week President Trump suggested that by Easter, (April 12th) he would lift some of the restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Yesterday he extended the restrictions until the end of April. In either case, his objective is to identify the correct balance between savings lives and minimizing the economic harm. Is there a point where the economic cost of continuing containment measures exceeds the cost in lost lives? More

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