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Pandemics, plagues and innovation in history: the striking parallels between COVID-19 and the Black Death

Jul 8, 2021
There are some economic lessons to be learned from society's handling of the infamous plague of the 14th century.
Ambulance men of Florence, Italy, carrying a patient on a stretcher whilst wearing masks to ward off the plague.
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How people shop after getting vaccinated

Apr 1, 2021
There’s this thing we’ve heard from people who just got their shots: They immediately started spending money.
Freshly vaccinated shoppers are ready to make up for lost time.
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