COVID-19: Can Fiscal Support Exacerbate Economic Inequality?

The political left is usually the quickest when it comes to claiming the moral high ground. Since the beginning of the corona crisis, it is where you can find fervent supporters of fiscal packages aimed at saving entire industries from…

On Brussels: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here To say that 2020 has not been the best year is an understatement. This is particularly true for the EU. Even the most pro-union of leaders and officials would have to concede that it has…

American Children and Online Schooling: The Good and the Bad

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everyone’s lives in some way. That includes children, teenagers, and college-age students who have felt a bit ‘up in the air’ about school for over six months.  Of course, this hasn’t just been a…

On Brussels: A Troublesome Autumn Brews

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here Across most of the world, cases of Covid-19 are surging. Some of the worst surges are in the EU. Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands are all struggling to contain the virus. Germany has…

As America’s Unemployment Rate Surges, the Pandemic Proves We Need Medicare for All

In just a month, unemployment went from 4.4% in March of 2020 to 14.7% in April as the coronavirus prompted shutdowns and mass layoffs. This left millions of Americans without jobs — and, in many cases, without the medical insurance…

On Brussels: Bracing for the Second Wave

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. It seemed as though a sense of normality was returning to the EU. In June and July, the EU was able to reopen many of its internal borders and thrash out a new budget and…

How to Promote Digital Education as a Tool for Greater Access to Learning, for Covid-19 and Beyond

Education is a fundamental human right, and an important lever for achieving the global development targets set out in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Goals (UN SDGs). It therefore becomes imperative for government responses to socioeconomic issues, such as a…