A survey of the impact of the first few rounds of coronavirus aid shows that most of those who lost jobs or wages due to the pandemic were facing severe economic hardship.
Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Congress and the White House are trying to wrap up negotiations on a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus bailout, but Senate Republican demands for a liability shield has been a key obstacle.
Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it’s no solution to the climate crisis.
The contrast between the real economy and the stock market is striking. How long will it last?
Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Seven of the past 10 business bailouts since 1969 have either broke even, or more frequently, ended up making a tidy profit for taxpayers.
The airline industry has faced many crises before. But these pale in comparison to the economic hit that airlines are currently facing.
An economic downturn as severe as the great depression is possible, but what should emerge out of it?
The Small Business Administration is the agency tasked with distributing hundreds of billions of dollars to keep millions of companies alive.
While countries like the US and Italy have been among the hardest hit, the pandemic is severely straining the health systems and economies of countries across the world.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
The Trump administration is asking for US$850 billion in stimulus spending. Given the debt’s already at record levels, can the US afford it?
An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
The Fed’s decision to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 could lead to economic policies that are even more reckless.
Some US$4.6 trillion has been made available to stave off financial crises across the world. The problem is that much of this funding is now spoken for, and the list of stricken nations is growing.
South Africa’s 2018 national budget makes it clear that the slumber and corruption that has hampered state owned enterprises must come to an end.
The shake up at South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, sends a good signal about where Cyril Ramaphosa is taking the country.
China, Russia and the International Monetary Fund are among those contemplating a Venezuela bailout. But help for this debt-stricken nation seems far from assured.
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it’s simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.