Looking at our economic tailwinds and headwinds, we can ask if together they will create a soft landing rather than a recession.
Deciding if We Are in a “She-Cession”
In our pre-pandemic 2019 world, the number of service sector jobs that attracted women went up. Meanwhile, male-dominated sectors except for construction had fewer jobs: Ahead by 109,000 jobs, women became a majority of the labor force. The Pandemic Gender…
Will We Have More Pandemic Babies?
When we look at Google word searches, at family planning surveys, and at past multi-year disasters, we can predict pandemic birth rates.
The Economy Inherited by Bush, Obama, and Trump
Characterized by an upswing or a plunge, the economies that George Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump inherited were different.
When the Good Life Is About More Than Happiness
Although psychologists have expanded the definition of the good life, still, the same economic policies relate to sustaining it.
Comparing Covid-19 to Past Costly Disasters
Looking at the economic impact of past costly disasters can help us develop policies that target where and how Covid-19 will affect us.
A Quick and Easy Look at Real Unemployment Numbers
While the headlines tell us the monthly unemployment rate, we can look at other numbers in the report to get the whole story.
How Sweden Is Coping With Coronavirus
Different from its neighbor Denmark, Sweden’s pandemic policy emphasized voluntary guidelines rather than a mandatory lockdown.
Essential Occupations…Like the Easter Bunny
Looking more closely at the lockdown, we can identify the kinds of jobs that involve working remotely and where they are located.
What Would John Maynard Keynes Have Said About Stimulus Spending?
To the Great Depression and the Great Recession, we can now add coronavirus stimulus spending as examples of John Maynard Keynes’s philosophy.