Thoughts From the Frontline, June 2020

A Recession Like No Other

June 26, 2020

We just spent the better part of a decade wondering when the next recession would strike. The last two months we stopped wondering. It’s here and a grand council of esteemed economists has confirmed it.

Where We Go from Here

June 19, 2020

Predictions are difficult, especially those about the future. That old proverb (often attributed to Yogi Berra) is right but you can’t live without making certain presumptions. You presume your car will start, your refrigerator will stay cold, the lights will turn on when you flip the switch.

The Stumble-Through Economy

June 12, 2020

We are on the horns of a dilemma, caught between the Scylla and Charybdis, a rock and a hard place, the devil and the deep blue sea, the anvil and the hammer. The walls are closing in. We’re in a tight spot.

COVID-19: A Data-Driven Analysis

June 5, 2020

Should you wear a mask in public? This seemingly simple question immediately generates emotional, political, and social anxiety.