Essential Enemy
by Victor Johnson

Reopening the economy is pointless when cities are under siege

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The Atlantic has updated the title of the article to, ‘Big Cities Won’t Snap Back to Normal’. The original title will remain the permalink for this post.

Ronald Brownstein:

”The counties confronting the largest number of cases are primarily large urban centers that account for a disproportionate share of America’s gross domestic product and jobs, according to a new analysis conducted for The Atlantic by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. As of Tuesday morning, the 50 counties with the most cases accounted for more than one-third of the nation’s economic output and nearly one-third of its jobs, Brookings found.”

I wouldn’t call it pointless so much as I would call it impossible.