Category COVID_19

Crossing County Lines in the Time of Coronavirus

By Dr. Rachel Pienta Florida is a large state in population and in square miles.  In the time it takes to drive from the southernmost tip of Monroe County in the Keys to the Alabama state line in Escambia, a driver could depart from Jacksonville in Duval County and arrive in Washington, DC.  The Sunshine […]

COVID-19: Florida’s non-diversified economy is in big trouble. What do our readers think should be next?

I’ve recently been hyper-analyzing future airline schedules and have come to a very unfortunate conclusion – major US airlines are looking to ramp up service to a large percentage pre-pandemic levels everywhere in the nation outside of Florida.  Part of this is to receive bailout money which comes with strings attached (servicing destinations that might […]

Trump and DeSantis have been irresponsible – that does not mean Democrats and cable news have been white knights. We must all be accountable and do better to save ourselves.

President Donald Trump and his administration deserve blame for taking their eyes off the ball and leaving Americans vulnerable to the worst pandemic since 1918. Governor Ron DeSantis similarly has been slow and excessively ideological in his approach to the crisis. But does that means Democrats have been benevolent actors championing public safety? Does that […]

Crisis Economics – A history and what now

“I guess everyone’s a Keynesian in the foxhole.” – Robert Lucas, University of Chicago, 2008 Since its founding the U.S. government has generally adopted a hands-off attitude with private business.  During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s the economy was so wild economic historian, John Steel Gordon, labeled it, “Capitalism Red in Tooth and […]

Covid-19; The economic history of pandemics, how this impacts Florida and Governor DeSantis' choice

I hope everyone is coping with this Coronavirus pandemic as best they can. For me, the boredom and Netflix binging afflicting most folks hasn’t hit me yet, largely because this down time has given me the opportunity to make great progress on my forthcoming book on Florida History. I had planned to spend some of […]

Coronavirus, the US economy and domestic politics

Editors Note: This column has been submitted by an influencer in the state of Florida who wishes to remain anonymous. At this critical time for our state, nation and planet we at TFS are committed to bringing various perspectives into the discussion about public health and our economic future. SARS-CoV-2… You may have heard of […]