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The Renaissance did follow the Black Death pandemic, but not immediately.

David Brooks' hopeful article sees signs of an American business Renaissance forming already.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/covid-economic-bo...


The American Renaissance Has Begun
by David Brooks, The New York Times, June 17, 2021

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After decades of slowing entrepreneurial dynamism, 4.4 million new businesses were started in 2020, by far a modern record. A report from Udemy, an online course provider, says that 38 percent of workers took some additional training during 2020, up from only 14 percent in 2019.

After decades in which consumption took preference over savings, Americans socked away trillions of dollars in 2020, reducing their debt burdens to lows not seen since 1980 and putting themselves in a position to spend lavishly as things open up....

The economy has already taken off. Global economic growth is expected to be north of 6 percent this year, and strong growth is expected to last at least through 2022.....“It’s the best job market I’ve seen in 25 years. We have 50 percent more openings now than we did pre-Covid.” Investors are pouring money into new ventures. During the first quarter of this year U.S. start-ups raised $69 billion, 41 percent more than the previous record, set in 2018....
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The article also mentions many work-life balance changes that may or may not last.

The thesis of the article is that the disruption caused by Covid could lead to long-term positive economic and social changes.

Wendy
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