Category: Social Policy

School closures force parents to choose between family and work

School closures force parents to choose between family and work

Article neatly highlights the double poverty  burden of Covid rules – poor working women who don’t can’t afford to hire childcare providers and children who disproportionately suffer from home schooling. The evidence shows that opening schools presenta relatively low risk. But when the voiceless disproportionately suffer who will listen? Boris Johnson telling the employer to …

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Private Equity Lands Billion-Dollar Backdoor Hospital Bailout

Private Equity Lands Billion-Dollar Backdoor Hospital Bailout

Ridiculous how PE pumps debt into a company and only uses dry powder for new companies rather than supporting the companies they layered in debt. Private Equity Lands Billion-Dollar Backdoor Hospital Bailout [“https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-06-02/private-equity-lands-billion-dollar-backdoor-hospital-bailout”]

Thousands of cancer patients could die early due to coronavirus delays, study finds

Thousands of cancer patients could die early due to coronavirus delays, study finds

The responses to Covid will be deemed a complete failure in at least one respect – the total lack of consideration of secondary impact of the lockdown. I rarely heard health pundits who advocated lockdown discuss thr secondary and tertiary costs. Long after it was clear hospital capacity wouldn’t be overwhelmed the public health experts …

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Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model – The Wall Street Journal.

Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model – The Wall Street Journal.

Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model The global economy needs a leader as lockdowns are lifted and countries fear a second wave if lockdowns are relaxed to quickly. The Swedish model can be that model and happy to see WHO endorsing it as a legitimate approach. The worst case scenarios never materialized in terms of Covid disease …

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The Irrationality of UK Covid-19 Lockdown

The Irrationality of UK Covid-19 Lockdown

As we approach the end of the six week lock down in the UK and talks of extending until  June, it’s time for a reality check. Below are some facts that reveal the hypocrisy of the UK lockdown. These stories are replicated in many other places (in fact in a number of ways, the UK …

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