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No Mercy No Malice

Much like an Etch-A-Sketch, Covid has presented an opportunity to envision our lives turned upside down, powder redistributed

While the fires of Covid-19 continue to rage around the world, here in the U.S. we’ve turned a corner. The intensity of an emergency doesn’t register until after it’s over, and many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the events of the past year. Inevitably, our…

Workers don’t want to come back to low pay, no benefits, long hours, and grumpy customers. Why should they?

As the American economy digs out from the devastating financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the result has proved a patchwork of unmet expectations, high unemployment, inflation, and plummeting consumer confidence.

To the dashed hopes of optimistic economists, the U.S. financial engine has not rebounded as fast as some predicted…

It’s not just a distraction — it’s a damaging sideshow

It’s been widely — indeed, endlessly — noted that Peloton has been a rare “winner” of the pandemic. With gyms reeling, many have opted for the high-tech home bike system, which involves a $1,900 piece of hardware and a $39 monthly subscription for custom exercise classes. The latest dramatic twist…

Illustration: Maria Chimishkyan

Last month, Patrick Sisson wrote in Marker that Compass is building a residential brokerage with the valuation of a tech giant. For months, the splashy real estate startup backed by SoftBank sparked much speculation about when the company would go public amid a pandemic-induced booming luxury real estate market. The…


A greater share of Black, Latinx, and Native American workers are in jobs with a risk of coronavirus exposure than white workers

51%: That’s the share of Black and Latinx workers whose jobs must be done in person and in proximity to others, according to a study by the Urban Institute as reported by CNBC. In comparison, just 41% of white workers hold such jobs.

The disproportionate health impact of Covid-19 on…


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