The Reason We Weren’t Ready For the Pandemic

Trying to grasp our inadequate response to the spread of the coronavirus, we can look back at decades of decisions about pandemic preparedness.

What a Tip Tells Us

Wherever the economy reopens, we will return to tipping behavior that not only sends a message about us but also about what others expect.

Why a Normal Recession Would Be Nice

As a pandemic, COVID-19 could have an impact that is more similar to a macroeconomic disaster than typical normal recessions.

Past Tariffs and Future Shortages

Medical product shortages were the unintended consequence of the tariffs that were supposed to diminish our trade with China.

The Impact of Export Curbs on Medical Equipment

When nations try to guarantee their domestic medical equipment supply through trade restrictions, the policy could backfire.