Paul Krugman+ Your Authors @paulkrugman Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more. Jul. 12, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The rush to reopen will sicken or kill many Americans. On the other hand, it will be bad for the economy too 1/  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/11/after-fastest-recession-us-history-economic-recovery-may-be-fizzling/ 

This was predictable and predicted. I warned about it here 2/  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/opinion/coronavirus-depression.html 

Simon Wren-Lewis warned about it in the UK 3/  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/11/britain-economy-coronavirus-deaths 

There was never a tradeoff between growth and deaths. All there was was a marshmallow test. And thanks to Trump and his party, we failed it 4/


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