COVID-19 – UB Center for Urban Studies


The New Normal

Henry Louis Taylor – Interview
June 5, 2020

“People are saying ‘We don’t want to go back to the old way. We don’t want to find, on the other side of the apocalypse, the same old type of society…that we saw before.'”

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The CARES Act is Bi-Partisan Voodoo Economics at its Finest

By Ian Stern
April 3, 2020

“Knowing on which side their bread is buttered (and it isn’t those who voted for them), the Democratic party has not pushed for any significant, progressive change in this stimulus package. If the tax-payers are to bailout the oil and air travel corporations, we ought to see them nationalized. While a step has been taken in the right direction to halt evictions and foreclosures, rent and mortgage payments should also be paused.”

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Tomorrow is Here

By Henry Louis Taylor
March 16, 2020

“We are now in unchartered waters.  The world we knew yesterday no longer exists. The surreal is the new reality. This pandemic conjures up images of the deadly influenza pandemic of 1918.  It is way too early to compare COVID-19 to that tragedy, but already this pandemic has generated a response the world has never seen before.”

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