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Money Talks

Forget Shutdowns. It’s ‘Demand Shock’ That’s Killing Our Economy.

Gyms, restaurants, and movie theaters are all reeling for the very same reason

Illustration: Pablo Delcan

Money Talks is a column that explores what happens when business, the economy, and culture collide.




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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.

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