Economic system

How to build a fair and green economic system after covid-19

Covid-19 has exposed huge weaknesses in our economic systems. new scientist asked six leading economists how to redesign it to reduce inequality and save the planet Humans October 28, 2020 By new scientist Roberto Cigna THE coronavirus has triggered an economic crisis of a kind never seen before. In just one month, from March to […]

Economic research

Economic Research Reveals Significant Flaws in DOL H-1B Visa Rule

A sign outside the US Department of Labor, which issued an important rule on October 8, 2020, … [+] affecting wages paid to H-1B visa holders and employment-based immigrants. Getty Forgotten in the flurry of legal activity over the Trump administration’s new H-1B visa rules, economic research has revealed significant loopholes in the regulations. This […]

Economic system

The US response to COVID-19 is doomed because of the political and economic system

The United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster compared to other countries. Indeed, our political system values ​​economic production above all other considerations, including public health. Leaders in other countries, such as New Zealand, have shown how to put public health first and have been politically rewarded. But given our system, […]

Economic policy

Kansas Economic Policy Conference to Address Policy Interventions in Times of Crisis

LAWRENCE — When the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, government at all levels had to manage a public health crisis, continue to provide essential services and avert economic disaster. However, public health interventions, such as stay-at-home orders and contact tracing, have received mixed reception from the public and mixed support […]

Economic system

The coronavirus crisis highlights the weak points of the American economic system

“We went from 0 to 60 in five seconds,” said Kim Guadagno, CEO and Chairman of Fulfill. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was devastating, she said, but it’s made worse because “the need is widespread, with no end in sight.” Last year, before the pandemic, Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network, fed 40 million […]