Looking at the economic impact of past costly disasters can help us develop policies that target where and how Covid-19 will affect us.
Before, during and after a natural disaster like Harvey, we have hurricane economics affecting gasoline markets and the GDP.
Looking at Katrina, Sandy and now Matthew, while hurricane spending can be much more than the clean-up, it does not necessarily help the GDP.
Explaining the probable impact of the new Apple iPhone, one UPS employee recalled the impact of the last new iPad launch. At its internal hubs, UPS created more work hours for part timers and enjoyed more revenue because of the volume…