World economy forecasted to slow to Great Recession pace
Feb 27, 2020

World economy forecasted to slow to Great Recession pace

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Can economic policymakers compensate for this virus? Housing shortages move to the heartland. Contrary to Keynes' prediction, the American workweek is still really long.

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The housing shortage isn't just a coastal problem

Feb 27, 2020
New research from Freddie Mac shows Minnesota, Idaho and Montana don't have enough homes to meet demand.
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"Scarcity" and why we don't have a 15-hour workweek

Feb 27, 2020
Boston College professor Juliet Schor explains why the U.S. has never had anything close to a 15-hour workweek.
English economist John Maynard Keynes, center, thought his grandchildren would be working 15-hour workweeks.
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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer