Unemployed and furloughed workers could work at home to help fight the spread of the coronavirus using track and trace methods. | Photo by Firza Pratama on Unsplash

Government officials at all levels in the United States are increasingly, almost frantically, calling for a robust testing system with the twin goals of containing the coronavirus pandemic and reopening the economy. Some states, such as Massachusetts, have been ahead of the curve, employing an extensive “track and trace” system…

Spoiler alert: This recession will be deeper and more protracted unless we take action now.

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that economists shouldn’t make predictions, as we’re notoriously bad at it.

There — now that that’s out of the way — I am about to make five predictions about our economy over the next year.

The economic model of allowing economic inequality to…

Heather Boushey

I’m president & CEO and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

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