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Pandemics and Economics in History
Virginia Avniel Spatz
Weekly podcast explores pandemics and their economic impact in history to provide wider context for understanding our current coronavirus pandemic
May 14, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #12
Free African Society in 18th Century Philadelphia Yellow Fever outbreak. Mutual Aid Networks in Covid-19.
Apr 30, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #11
Responses to yellow fever outbreaks resulted in innovation and controversy and were influenced by many differences in philosophy.
Apr 21, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #10
We are writing history, and we need to understand the basic plotline and act accordingly. What we do now could mean the difference between survival and more death for many.
Apr 14, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #9
"Amateur in Econ-Land: Is the Intersection with Race Near Here?" Pandemics and Economics in History #9: Amateur in Econ-Land Previous podcasts in this series have primarily used the kind of third-person voice that gathers material from several sources and reports those in a style suggesting journalistic or academic objectivity. I have confessed in previous episodes … Continue reading Pandemics and Economics in History #9 →
Apr 7, 2021
Pandemics and Economics #8
"Open Windows in Winter: Bug or Feature?" Like buildings with radiators located directly underneath windows, real estate landscapes in cities may look haphazard but reflect our historical values.
Mar 31, 2021
Pandemics and Economics #7
"Infection’s Legacies Remain." Parks and prominent architectural styles come to us from pandemic response.
Mar 24, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #6
"Disease, Plots and Animosities." Using disease and fear to foment violence...for at least 700 years.
Mar 17, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #5
"Disease and Outsiders" From 14th Century Europe to the US today, hate crimes accompany the spread of disease, whether leprosy, plague, or Covid-19.
Mar 10, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #4
"Change Born in the Plague of Cyprian." Paganism and Christianity underwent big changes during and following the "Plague of Cyprian," beginning in 249 CE.
Mar 3, 2021
Pandemics and Economics in History #3
"Cities, Health, and Growth" Health costs of agriculture and civilization.