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Acton Line podcast: COVID-19 and job loss: Where do we go from here?

The United States has been in a state of emergency since mid-March as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to slow the spread of the virus, states have implemented various measures, including shelter-in-place orders, forcing millions of Americans to stay at home. Millions of individuals have now been furloughed or laid off permanently, and many are struggling to put food on the table. The economy cannot remain closed indefinitely. How do we begin facing the tough questions evoked by this situation and where do we go from here? Stephen Barrows, managing director of programs at Acton, explains.

Read “COVID-19 reminds us of the humanizing aspect of work,” by Anthony Bradley

Read “COVID-19 reminds us work is not just about money,” by John Couretas 

Read “Three core principles to evaluate the coronavirus stimulus,” by Stephen Barrows

U.S. Department of Labor News Release 

Read: ‘Win-win’: Publix to donate extra food, milk it buys from struggling farmers

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.