Jobs, Food, and Crime: Economic Snapshots of a Pandemic
In the sixth episode of The Grindstone's COVID-19 Series, we explore the economic impact of the pandemic. We begin by revisiting the dilemma of choosing between our physiological and economic health. We then examine three specific aspects of the economy: the macroeconomic concern with the job market and current unemployment rates in the US; global food supply chains and the workers that comprise it who have been effected by COVID-19; and finally, the microeconomics of crime and crime reporting during the economic shutdown.
Today's episode features returning guests Dr. Kevin Harrelson, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ball State University, and Dr. Jillian Carr, Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University. We also welcome to the series for the first time Dr. Nilupa Gunaratna, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Purdue.
Enjoy and thanks for listening!