Income-contingent loans could ensure people and businesses get financial relief now, and there is less long-term risk for the government.
People still need baked goods even during a lockdown.
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State and local authorities are expected to get $150 billion in an attempt to alleviate economic fallout from the coronavirus. But the money will be thinly spread and could run out quickly.
We must put in measures to protect the young as well as the old.
We believe a basic income should be a right, but it should be underpinned by a principle of reciprocity - people must contribute to society in return.
Families recovered from the Great Depression much more quickly than the Great Recession.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
Less than 30% of the workforce has the ability to work from home.
Two transportation scholars argue that telecommuting could play an important role in solving the coronavirus crisis.
Trump talks trade with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Despite the delays caused by the coronavirus, China has the capability to at least comply with promises in the phase one trade deal with the US.
Female workers during a soil fertilization process.
Female labour participation in Indonesia has stalled at 50% for the last three decades. This is a bit of a mystery because Indonesia’s economy has grown dramatically over the same period.
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In the week ending February 28, leading stock markets around the world faced their worst week since the financial crisis of 2008. And things could get worse.
New technology has created new options for women in Jordan.
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Research reveals a complicated relationship between surveillance and freedom, as surveillance activities allow for greater autonomy for women hoping to work in Jordan.
Don’t sleep on the job.
The more businesses encourage their employees to sleep well, the better their employees perform.
Kementerian Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia
Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has some apparent implementation challenges.
It is harder for stay-at-home moms to return to work than for stay-at-home dads.
Stay-at-home parents have a hard time reentering the workforce after spending time away.
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Navies, and other security agencies, won't be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Jazz Gunung Banyuwangi 2012.
The number of tourists visiting Banyuwangi have jumped five fold in the last couple of years, thanks to the innovative local government.
A shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania contains storage tanks.
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Fracking in Pennsylvania has led to disadvantages in state school districts.
It’s just dollars and cents.
An economist who has studied new ways to improve measures of gross domestic product explains what GDP is and how it could better reflect an economy and the well-being of its inhabitants.
On July 21, 2019, Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolled near the British-flagged tanker
Stena Impero, anchored off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.
The assassination of the Iranian general could have lasting effects on energy markets. Which countries could benefit from it and which could be negatively affected?
More workers are demanding the flexibility to work out of the office.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
More workplaces are allowing employees to telecommute, but there are still barriers to more flexible arrangements.
Men make more money in women-dominated fields, such as teaching.
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Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.