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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

Economics in the News – March 16-22

Monday, March 23, 2020

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

State of the Economy - February 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The coronavirus had not dramatically impacted the US economy when most of the February figures were released. In the summary and analysis I will focus on the expected economic impact of the virus, but first it is important to review the health of the economy before the virus spread to six continents. More

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