Editors' Picks: 10 May 2020

Editors' Picks: 10 May 2020

Every Sunday, let the editorial team provide your weekly roundup of interesting stories, normally from the realm of economics. Normally we’ll focus on economics news. But these aren’t normal times. Since most news these days is about the economy’s apparently impending doom, we’re taking the liberty to step outside the field of economics. Despite our fervent passion, we need a break.

Kick back as you enjoy the stories you missed, reflect on the week that was and get ready for the next.

This week: The Lucky Country, rule breakers, and Mother’s Day

The Lucky Country – three reasons why Australia may come through this period of global misery better than most countries – Shane Oliver

AMP Capital’s Chief Economist is lucky he lives in “The Lucky Country”, Australia. In this article he outlines three reasons why Australia’s likely to come through this period relatively well. Check it out and see if you agree with his reasoning.

The market v the real economy – The Economist

Why is the US stock market continuing to climb despite rising unemployment and weakened economic activity?

How V-E Day Echoed Around the World – The New York Times Magazine

On 7th May 1945 Germany surrendered and World War II was over. This week was the day marking 75 years since the end of the war, commemorated in unique ways. How has this historical day been marked around the world?

Coronavirus lockdown: Would you report people that break the rules? – Frances Mao

“But just how effective is a policy that encourages people to turn on one another? Particularly when the overarching message in these times promotes group solidarity?” 

A Mother’s Day like no other – Kirk Johnson

A group of friends rekindling hope for many through their selfless acts. How a single flower symbolises a love in its romanticised form.