COVID-19 – UB CENTER FOR URBAN STUDIES


“The New Normal”

An interview with Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

“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.’”

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

By Ian Stern

“The ideology of the primacy of the market is oozing from this stimulus package and the rhetoric being used by Republicans. The proposed stimulus only proves Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words true, ‘We have socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.’”

Tomorrow is Here

By Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

“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.”