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The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color Article
A woman gives vouchers for groceries, provided by the food bank Feeding South Florida, to people lined up in their vehicles on April 6, 2020, in Sunrise, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color

Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.

Connor Maxwell, Danyelle Solomon

Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many Imagine Article
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., March 2020. (Getty/Ting Shen)

Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many Imagine

The column recommends an immediate package at least the size of the Recovery Act in 2009—around $1 trillion in today’s dollars.

Neera Tanden, Andres Vinelli, Andy Green, 5 More Maura Calsyn, Danyelle Solomon, Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines, Marc Jarsulic, Olugbenga Ajilore

Climate Change Threatens the Stability of the Financial System Report
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Climate Change Threatens the Stability of the Financial System

U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.

Gregg Gelzinis, Graham Steele

Fact Sheet: A Stronger Regulatory Framework for Shadow Banks Fact Sheet
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Fact Sheet: A Stronger Regulatory Framework for Shadow Banks

Improving the regulation of large, complex, and interconnected shadow banks and their activities would help to protect the economy from another financial collapse.

Gregg Gelzinis

A Fair Deal for Farmers Report
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A Fair Deal for Farmers

Through an analysis of two agricultural markets, this report illuminates the concerning trend of corporate consolidation in agriculture—and the damaging impact this trend has on independent family farms.

Caius Z. Willingham, Andy Green

Forced Arbitration: What You Need To Know Video

Forced Arbitration: What You Need To Know

Forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.

Carleigh Newland, Kurt Mueller, Malkie Wall, 2 More Karla Walter, Andy Green

Toward a Robust Competition Policy Report
The night skyline of San Francisco's financial district is pictured from Montgomery Street, January 2016. (Getty/DeAgostini)

Toward a Robust Competition Policy

Entry barriers in many sectors—especially in communications services, health care, and information technology—have created an environment in which firms can earn profits well above competitive levels.

Marc Jarsulic, Ethan Gurwitz, Andrew Schwartz

Fact Sheet: Toward a Robust Competition Policy Fact Sheet
The New York Stock Exchange building stands in the financial district of New York City, March 2019. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

Fact Sheet: Toward a Robust Competition Policy

The rise of firms earning monopolistic returns calls for new policy measures to reduce barriers to entry and increase competition.

Marc Jarsulic, Ethan Gurwitz, Andrew Schwartz

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