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Government Closures Didn't Fuel The Economic Crisis. American's Actions To The Pandemic Did05:58


A number of states are reopening in the midst of the pandemic based on the thinking that closures are what's behind the high unemployment rate and economic pain.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Derek Thompson (@DKThomp), senior editor at the Atlantic, who writes that it's not the closures causing the problem, but the pandemic.

This segment aired on May 11, 2020.


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