Category Archives: Social policy

The Cost of Staying Open: Voluntary Social Distancing and Lockdowns in the US

Yves here. As various analyses have shown, in many places, governments implemented lockdowns after citizens had started restricting their activities to avoid contracting Covid-19. It’s useful to see economists address the question of what the cost of doing nothing or very little would have been. By Adam Brzezinski, DPhil (PhD) candidate in Economics, University of […]


Political Scientist Tom Ferguson on Big Money and Social Conflicts in the Covid-19 Era

An incisive take from the no-holds-barred Tom Ferguson.