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Escaping the cruise from hell

This story was originally published in The Guardian. Copyright Guardian News & Media Ltd 2020. As Ronald and Eva Weissberger boarded the cruise ship bound for Hawaii, the couple was looking forward to the trip of a lifetime. The Weissbergers, the 74- and 69-year-olds from Florida, had heard stories about the boat’s sister ship, the […]

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How bad will the coronavirus crash get?

When I set out to write this piece, my goal was to give readers some practical sense of the most likely economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis: a best-to-worst range of outcomes. That proved difficult for a few reasons. First, we’ve never really dealt with anything like this, at least in the modern economic era. […]