The pandemic is playing to almost every one of Amazon’s strengths

The breadth of Amazon’s sprawling business interests, and its increasingly central place in America’s fragile supply chain, underscores the company’s hold on consumers — and its potential to solidify its dominance in the coming months. The longer this crisis goes on, the more formidable Amazon will become, according to James Bailey, a management professor at George Washington University’s business school.

The best way to get Americans back to work faster (opinion)

Public health experts are unanimous in their belief that it’s too soon to let Americans go back to work. With limited hospital capacity, lifting all restrictions immediately would result in a new spike in coronavirus cases and put excessive strain on our health care system. But at the same time, we cannot simply “flatten the curve” for long enough that it becomes safe for everyone to go back to work at once: The economic costs would be enormous due to the sheer length of the resulting lockdown.