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Listen: So the Economy Is a Disaster

And it’s probably going to get worse.

On this episode of Social Distance, James Hamblin and Katherine Wells talk with staff writer Annie Lowrey about why the United States has fared worse economically than other countries during this crisis, and what it needs to do next.

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What follows is an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation.

Seven weeks ago, we talked to Annie Lowrey about what this recession would look like. She said, somewhat reassuringly, that even though this economic depression was going to be very rapid

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