Episode 6: COVID-19 and its Economic Impact
On this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Amanda Phalin, an economist with the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business where she lectures on international business, global strategy and managerial economics.
Her areas of specialization are development economics, environmental economics, gender issues, innovation and intellectual property rights, and international business.
In our conversation, we discuss the impact Covid-19 is having on the economy and how the economy looked before the pandemic. We dive into the impact that climate change will have on the economy and the history of how Americans have worked and how that has changed over our history. We also examine the problems that persisted in the economy before the pandemic hit and how poor Americans were not feeling the growth in the stock market or the overall economy, as touted by Donald Trump.
In our following panel discussion, we look at the explosion of Covid cases in Immokalee and we discuss how this is more than just a health crisis. We talk about how policy decisions over the last four decades have set the stage for the health crisis they are now experiencing. We call on all citizens to demand more from our leaders to better support the people of Immokalee.