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Spectrum Employees Are Getting Sick Amid Debate Over Working From Home

More than 230 workers at Charter Communications, the cable and internet giant known as Spectrum, have tested positive for Covid-19.

A Wealth Tax Is the Logical Way to Support Coronavirus Relief

A onetime assessment of the 5 percent at the top would do wonders — and help prove that we are all in this together.

Apple and Google Are Building a Coronavirus Tracking System Into iOS and Android

Potentially a huge step forward in the fight against COVID-19.

Global Trade Sputters, Leaving Too Much Here, Too Little There

As the pandemic stretches on, consumers and businesses could run short of some products in months to come.

Restarting America Means People Will Die. So When Do We Do It?

Five thinkers weigh moral choices in a crisis.

A Crisis of Unnecessary Unemployment

Staggering job losses are not a foregone conclusion. There is still time to fix the federal government’s aid program.

America Will Struggle After Coronavirus. These Charts Show Why

This article is part of "The America We Need," a Times Opinion series exploring how the nation can emerge from this crisis stronger, fairer and more free.

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How Financial Contracting Could Help the Police Force Manage Its Aims More Effectively

Hamid Mehran proposes funded deferred pay, an incentive structure to mitigate the risk and costs of police misconduct.

Event Notes: “China’s Political Economy” in Review

The Stigler Center's "China Political Economy" webinar series returns Thursday, February 9. Here's a reminder of what we covered in our first...

To Build an Equitable Economy, We Must Understand Capitalism’s Racist Heritage

American capitalism was built on racial exploitation, from the enslavement of Black people to institutionalized discrimination and its structural impact on our...

How To Ensure Industrial Policy Promotes Public Over Private Gain

Industrial policy was once so out of fashion that it was jokingly called “the policy that shall not be named.” Now it’s...

More than Economics, Ideology Determines US Voters’ Preferences for Redistribution

The US stands out among developed economies for its comparatively low level of redistribution as a percentage of GDP. Gustavo de Souza...

Stakeholder Motivations for “Private Sanctions” Against Russia

As the war in Ukraine enters its second year, a new study measures stakeholders’ desire to see their firms exit Russia and...

The Wicked Problem Embodied by The Twitter Files

In response to a recent ProMarket post about the Twitter Files, professor Tom Ginsburg points out that the toughest question lies in...