Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
An (imagined) conversation on the trade-offs between lives and dollars.
The Trump administration's focus on reopening the economy puts not only U.S. workers at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 but Mexican workers as well.
The story line from Reagan to Trump is the same: undermining global public health to serve narrow interests. Only now, we’re in a pandemic.
Beyond performing essential labor, we are humans — and, in a pandemic, that should be enough to deserve help.
Deadly, disruptive, and economically devastating as COVID-19 has proved to be, in retrospect it may turn out to have had at least this one silver lining.
COVID-19 is so dangerous to food security because the global supply chain was insecure to begin with. Could we remake it?
South Korea, having beaten back the coronavirus, is now poised to show the world how to move forward to save lives, democracy, and the planet.
The World Bank is still pretending that deregulating markets and corporations, rather than supporting ordinary people, is the way out of this crisis.
War and sanctions have left behind a devastated health care system.
Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are all over the map.