Jul 2, 2020

Remember war bonds? What about “social bonds”?

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A study in JAMA strongly suggests we are undercounting the number of COVID-19 deaths. It could change how policy planners and hospitals operate. And, the philanthropic Ford Foundation is borrowing money during the pandemic, so it can give more away.

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Pandemic death toll may have been undercounted, researchers say

Jul 2, 2020
Researchers found that 28% more deaths may have been related to COVID-19.
Medical personnel at Brooklyn Hospital Center move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck in April.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy

Jul 2, 2020
“We begin first by asking the question: Why is there so much inequality in our society?” Darren Walker says.
"Inequality makes people believe that the systems that are supposed to serve them are rigged — are designed by we privileged Americans to benefit us, at their expense," Darren Walker said.
Courtesy of the Ford Foundation

Music from the episode

Suit & Tie (feat. Jay-Z) Justin Timberlake, JAY-Z

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director