This week: some non-virus content, some virus content, the crime in Yemen, shakespeare was a hack, and Side View says 'see ya' (for now).
There'll be no v-shaped recovery, or even a u-shaped recovery, from the crisis. It will be highly uneven, and governments may not have a lot of say in how it pans out.
After the Global Financial Crisis, governments retreated from interventionism. This time around, they're less likely to abandon the powers they are currently wielding.
We'll be paying for the government's extraordinary wage subsidy package for decades to come. But the cost of inaction would be far steeper.
The recession now unfolding is a services-led slowdown that hits our economy right where it has been strongest over recent decades.
Unemployment has surged to 3 million in a week as the coronavirus crisis hits the US services sector.
US economists fear unemployment could spike to 30% in coming months. The first indicator will emerge early tomorrow morning.
The government has to urgently support business and jobs with direct payments, rather than hoping they'll borrow their way to survival. But Scott Morrison is refusing to entertain the idea.
This week: an entirely virus-free edition! (Just kidding); who's exploiting the crisis; what to watch while stuck at home; why the crisis will help Amazon take over the world; and where you can be in a Zoom meeting.
Scott Morrison has an immensely difficult job in communicating the lockdown measures governments are embracing. But his communication skills have failed him.