Carsten Jung writes that the Treasury needs to provide a sustainable stimulus to prevent another Great Depression and explains why the UK can afford to borrow big in order to do so. He stresses that central bank support will be critical, but this should be reduced once the economy has recovered, and that Rishi Sunak needs to outline a […]
Sonia Livingstone discusses the potential consequences of families’ reliance on technology during the COVID-19 crisis. She concludes that life under lockdown has the potential to either hasten a digital future in which our lives are tracked and monetised in unprecedented ways, or make the public more aware of such risks and thus resistant to all things digital.
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Jeevun Sandher paints a profile of the UK’s key workers. He explains how these people, a significant proportion of whom were not born in the UK, have spent the last decade earning less and being treated worse than other workers.
The first doctor to die of COVID-19 as it began to flow through these shores was not born in the […]
COVID-19 and Higher Education: some of the effects on students and institutions and how to alleviate them
Monica Langella discusses some potential negative effects of the pandemic on higher education, particularly those pertaining to online assessment, university offers, and labour market outcomes. She offers evidence-based suggestions for how these impacts may be mitigated.
After some initial uncertainty, higher education institutions in the UK switched to online teaching in March, not without some debate accompanying the decision. Even […]
Jennifer Brown and Yvonne Shell discuss the possibility of healthcare workers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and other similar conditions as a result of dealing with COVID-19. They write that the antidote includes clarity in chain of command, effective supplies of equipment, and good communication.
A perfect storm is gathering for the experience of psychological consequences by frontline staff during this […]
Adrian R Bell and Chris Brooks write that the economic recovery from COVID-19 will require a reshaping of priorities and an expectation that we must be willing to pay a little more and wait a little longer to get a little less than we have become accustomed to.
Prior to the Black Death (1348-50), overpopulation had led to a […]