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COVID-19 Viewpoints | August 19, 2020

Andrew Cuomo, Stop a Coronavirus Disaster: Release People from Prison

The New York Times, Darren Walker (Advisory Board)

America incarcerates more people than any other nation on earth; this population is especially vulnerable to the virus, and largely unable to prevent its spread.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | August 18, 2020

6 experts on how capitalism will emerge after COVID-19

Fast Company, David Autor

We have an unprecedented opportunity to rein in capitalism’s excesses and reshape our democracy. Here’s how experts from MIT and Harvard would tackle the problems.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | July 27, 2020

Dealing with mass unemployment

BBC News, Interview with Elisabeth Reynolds

The coronavirus pandemic will leave an estimated quarter of a billion people out of work in 2020. MIT's Reynolds says governments must take more radical action.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | July 23, 2020

PPP boosted employment through early June, study finds

Marketplace, David Autor

With the coronavirus closing many businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program saved millions of jobs that would have been lost, according to MIT research.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | July 13, 2020

The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands For a More Skilled Work Force

The New York Times, David Autor

Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | July 7, 2020

The pandemic exposed workers’ lack of power

Axios, Tom Kochan

The coronavirus is spotlighting longstanding shortcomings in worker power at big companies — and that could lead to lasting change, experts say.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | June 24, 2020

Why do we pay so many people so little money?

The New York Times, Op-ed mentions research by Daron Acemoglu
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COVID-19 Viewpoints | June 23, 2020

The Great Debt Cleanup

Project Syndicate, Daron Acemoglu

Highly indebted emerging markets and developing countries are facing potentially ruinous fiscal crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There's a way to address it.

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COVID-19 Viewpoints | June 17, 2020

Why tech didn’t save us from covid-19

MIT Technology Review, David Rotman
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COVID-19 Viewpoints | June 9, 2020

MIT plays key role in statewide effort to produce PPE

MIT News, Elisabeth Reynolds, John Hart

The Massachusetts Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) helps manufacturers produce personal protective equipment and other medical devices for health care workers.

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