Category: Social Policy

Investors brace for consumer debt defaults if US relief stalls | Financial Times

Investors brace for consumer debt defaults if US relief stalls | Financial Times

Several issues to consider – 1) how much have loan modifications and forbearance artificially suppressed defaults and delinquencies, 2) how many jobs have been permanently lost due to downsizing and company BK, 3) how many jobs are vulnerable to the ebb and flow of reopening economy. The reopening economy jobs should be targeted by directly …

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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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