A COVID-19 Congressional Oversight Commission member sounds off on the real reasons that so little money has reached its intended recipients.
Martin RavallionGood interview of @BharatRamamurti, COVID-19 Congressional Oversight Commission, on what is going wrong with the Cares Act and PPP. Expect an "uneven recovery, ...fast and painless for the wealthy, but ....long and painful for everybody else."
As racism warps the US pandemic response, officials find ways to suggest people of color are at fault for their own deaths
Martin RavallionJust like the long history of blaming poor people for their poverty, now we hear some people blaming the victims of COVID-19. Both views ignore the causative inequalities and market/governmental failures. Ugly and sad stuff going on.
In my conversations with world leaders over the past many months, before the Coronavirus even became an issue, I was saying that 2020 would be facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II for a number of reasons.
Professor Martin Ravallion holds the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown in 2013 he was Director of the World Bank’s research department, the Development Research Group.
Martin RavallionPlease tune in 8-9pm (EST) May 10 to hear about my new paper with @caitbrownecon and @DominiquePVDW, "The World's Poor Cannot Protect Themselves from the Coronavirus." This will open a new series on COVID-19 organized by Monash Univ, CDES. Register here