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"Open the schools, or else." That's apparently the mandate from the Trump administration. And, look, maybe going back to school is the best thing, but we're looking for more planning, less politicization. Let's talk about it, today on #MakeMeSmart  daily:

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Welcome to the "low-touch" economy, where social distancing, contactless delivery and remote workers are key.

Social distancing guidelines and nervous customers are pushing businesses to change how they operate. And some of the changes may be permanent. Today, we'll take a look at how the pandemic is creating a “low-touch” economy:

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How meaningful are CEO pay cuts? Since the COVID-19 crisis began, some executives have forgone their salaries. But that doesn't always mean they got paid that much less:

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Baltimore — despite millions of dollars in investment — has barely made a dent in its vacancy problem. And this pandemic could make things even worse.

Because... are the kids even going back to school this year? At this point, retailers have already stocked up. Their only hope is that parents will buy the stuff.

Economists are keeping a keen eye on the airline industry. @united  is likely the first in a string of airlines warning employees things could get worse before they get better:

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And now, a look at the economics of college sports right now: The Big Ten, which is made up of 14 major universities, will only play conference games this fall — if the fall season even happens.

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We asked Anthony Bourdain: What's the hardest part of your job no one knows? "Loneliness," he said. "I'm on the road about 250 days a year, and I stay in a lot of beautiful places and look out the window at a lot of beautiful views but I am usually alone."

Most big retailers that have gone bankrupt the past few years have one thing in common: They were all owned by private equity firms that loaded them up with debt.

Yeah, it's one of *those* videos.. Season two of Actuality is here! Subscribe for new episodes every other Thursday.

? Driverless pizza delivery, anyone? As of today, California is officially allowing light-duty, driverless delivery vehicles on public roads:

Millions of Americans who are out of work don’t receive unemployment benefits. That’s by design. This week's #ThisIsUncomfortable  features an episode from the #UncertainHour , one that's all about the history of the unemployment system:

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Casual reminder that the Dow is not the economy.

🧻🧻🧻 You've surely noticed that people are stockpiling toilet paper. But ... why? As you might have guessed, there's an economic concept at play.

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Every time Trump and Elaine Chao talked about infrastructure, Chao's stock in Vulcan Materials jumped in value.

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