Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The financial response to the Covid crisis demonstrated the inability of the federal government to rapidly get money to people during times of crisis. It took between three weeks and three months for Americans to receive a single penny of their emergency...
Sunday, August 9, 2020
USDA’s food boxes have faced scrutiny for inefficiencies, widely variable distributor payments, and general confusion. New mapping reveals even more issues.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Many governments increased temporary sick-leave benefits in the wake of COVID-19, but the benefits are due to expire after a certain time. This column looks back at a 2012 policy change in Spain which radically altered the generosity of paid sick leave...
America, United States, Europe, Spain
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Last month, researchers from Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy found that the measures taken through March’s CARES Act, which included stimulus checks and an extra $600 a week to unemployed Americans, prevented millions from...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The relief programs supporting Americans through the pandemic are also demonstrating the viability of a bold proposal for reducing poverty: basic income. The idea of basic income -- paying a monthly fixed amount to each person in the country -- has been...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Governments around the world are responding forcefully to the COVID-19 crisis with a combined fiscal and monetary response that has already reached 10% of global GDP. Yet according to the latest global assessment from the United Nations Department of...
Global, America, United States, Asia, China