Job or Health? Restarting the Economy Threatens to Worsen Economic Inequality

New York Times | Jim Tankersley

“It’s sad and scary,” said Tina Watson of Holly Hill, S.C., who has seen her hours cut in half at the Wendy’s where she works. “I’m feeling like my life is at risk if they open up our dining.​”

Many gaps in social and economic inequality were widening before coronavirus hit the United States. Now, as businesses are starting to reopen under strict public health guidelines, Jim Tankersley of The New York Times reports, we can expect those divides to worsen, and workers face difficult decisions about when and how to return to work.

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