The Economy Reimagined, Part 1: Dealing with Inequality

Amid the wreckage of 2020, are there opportunities to fix what was already broken, including the system of human relationships we call the economy?
Pictured: Hundreds of people wait in line for hours at a downtown Brooklyn office for their EBT Food Stamp cards on May 12, 2020 in New York City.
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There's a big racial divide over COVID-19 cost concerns, new study finds

Jul 29, 2020
People of color are almost twice as likely as white people to be worried about how to pay for care if they get COVID-19.
The study also says nonwhite workers are about twice as likely as whites to stay in a job they don’t like because they’re afraid of losing health insurance during the pandemic.
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Black women twice as likely as white men to suffer economically from COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
That includes getting laid off, furloughed or having hours or pay reduced because of the pandemic.
Risk of job loss is already a reality for many black women.
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There's a big racial disparity in NIH funding

Nov 20, 2015
Aside from sheer fairness issues, the racial gap could hurt patients, too.