New York Times, Economics Writer, Nelson Schwartz, talks to me about velvet rope economy, covid and more!
Nelson Schwartz, esteemed NY Times Economics and Business writer is also the best-selling author of the Velvet Rope Economy, a fascinating that really hits home!
01:44 – The harrowing effects of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Covid is severely affecting working class Americans
Some areas of the economy are recovering like the housing market
The lockdowns have been more severe in the Northeast parts of the country (e.g. Michigan and California
07:03 – The new reality of urban areas like Chicago and New York
There is a growing demand in traditional suburban areas since the pandemic started
- Nelson predicts that New York real estate market will recover once there is a vaccine available
11:05 – Nelson shares about his book called The Velvet Rope Economy
Consumer experience are starting to become more separated than ever
There are remedies to this growing gap which are – give more access to education, tax reform for the wealthy, technology, etc
There is a visible divide between the rich and the poor especially when it comes to access to healthcare
19:40 – Nelson shares one of his favourite stories that he covered
He did a series of stories about the workers at Carrier’s factory and how they became a political football
Nelson also loved his coverage on Fortune Magazine about the energy industry in Iraq and Libya
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