Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) ACT which includes provisions for small businesses. The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center is providing updates (including application processes) here as received from the SBA.
Historian Merlin Chowkwanyun, a core faculty member of the Center for History and Ethics of Public Health, lays out the historical context on anti-immigrant sentiment and pandemics in the video produced by The Root on nativism and coronavirus.
Inc. highlights a book recommended by Columbia alumnus and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett: The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks, published by Columbia University Press. According to Buffett, "this is that rarity, a useful book."
Climate change is a major issue in the 2020 election. Between the Democratic frontrunners Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden, who has the best plan to confront climate change?
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Law Professor Tim Wu says that the touchless economy is currently holding firm, but now is the right time to be thinking about its weak spots, including the “digital divide” in poor and rural areas as well as among older and less educated Americans.
New York Times, March 25, 2020
Economic Historian Adam Tooze says pumping liquidity into the banking system and trying to prop up key asset markets with large-scale purchases are helping to halt the panic, but the shock is a global one — and it needs a global response.
New York Times, March 20, 2020
Sociologist and chair Shamus Khan shared measures he's been developing with other volunteers to keep students occupied outside of the online classroom.
ABC News, March 17, 2020
Nobel laureate economist Edmund Phelps cautioned against making firm predictions on the long term impact of coronavirus, expressing his belief that large businesses in the US and elsewhere will not fail to go back to normal business practices.
Bloomberg News, March 13, 2020