The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was 

When this is all over, will we be able to patch up the economy and get things back to normal? Trump certainly claims so. But he’s wrong.Weak attempts to patch up the problems of capitalism—as much as the coronavirus itself—are what got us into the current economic meltdown in the first place.Let’s define some terms. When we talk about the health of the economy, there are two parts: the “real economy,” which includes all the goods and services that we produce, and the “financial economy”: money, stock markets, banks, and credit.

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