What caught my eye today: Privacy in the digital economy, real personal income in the United States decreased in August, and much more…

In the week ending September 26, 837,000 Americans registered to claim for jobless benefits. This is still a high number and shows that the recovery will take a long time:

https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf

In August, real personal income in the United States decreased 3.5 percent in August. Real personal consumption expenditures increased 0.7 percent. These numbers also show that the further recovery will be bumpy and take some time:

https://www.bea.gov/news/2020/personal-income-and-outlays-august-2020

According to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP decreased by 31.4 percent (annualized) in the second quarter of 2020:

https://www.bea.gov/news/2020/gross-domestic-product-third-estimate-corporate-profits-revised-and-gdp-industry-annual

The gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. An interesting talk with Prof. Sarah Smith & Prof Cameron Hepburn at the Oxford Martin School:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-gender-division-of-childcare/register

And another interesting talk on data and privacy in the digital economy (Book Launch: “Privacy is Power” with Dr Carissa Veliz and Prof Rasmus Nielsen). Highly recommended:

https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/events/privacy-is-power

The International Monetary Fund argues that a “Reform of the International Debt Architecture is Urgently Needed”:

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