In countries that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic such as Italy, many are comparing the experience to World War II, which took place way before many of us today were born. It would be correct, therefore, to say that for most of us, these are unprecedented times.
Bernie Sanders si è ritirato dalla corsa.
Fine dei giochi.
Al momento giusto ha lasciato a Biden il compito di battere Trump. Il momento storico e sociale lo imponeva. Il virus aveva bloccato la macchina delle primarie e il voto “via posta” (o con altri metodi) non avrebbe dato lo stesso segnale di sostegno ad un candidato come il voto tradizionale.
By Francesca Mele While WHO announced the launch of the Solidarity Respond Fund to raise money in order to tackle globally the spread of COVID-19, in some areas of the world facing the virus and its consequences is becoming more and more challenging. This is the case of India, a huge country with almost 1.4Continue reading “A Strong Response to a Strong Threat”
By Francesca Mele In Horn of Africa, during January and February 2020, locust swarms threatened the livelihood and acres of crops in an emergency condition not seen in 25 years. During plagues, the crop-devouring insects could affect 20 percent of the Earth’s land; they can fly up to 150 km per day and if theContinue reading “Do Not Forget Africa”
By Milena Di Nenno Clicca qui per leggere la versione in Italiano. On February 21, 2020 the first local Covid-19 cases were identified in the North of Italy. Since then, the number of positive cases has grown exponentially, spreading throughout the peninsula. And, Italian citizens’ sentiment of unity has developed in the same exponential way.Continue reading “Where is (and where was) Europe?”
A cura di Milena Di Nenno Click here to read the English version of this article. Il 21 febbraio 2020 sono stati individuati i primi casi autoctoni di Covid-19 nel nord dell’Italia. Dal quel momento in poi, il numero di casi positivi è cresciuto esponenzialmente, diffondendosi in tutta la penisola, e altrettanto esponenzialmente è cresciutoContinue reading “L’Europa dov’è (e dov’era)?”
By Aurora Ceccotti The global aggregate bond and stock paper wealth have crashed 25 trillion dollars since the 21st of February and all global gains from stocks and bonds since December 2018 have been erased. The US is experiencing what Keynes named a liquidity trap, i.e. a condition under which monetary policies result to beContinue reading “The Economic Implications of Coronavirus: Financial markets are falling”