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Uncharted Territory: Nate Hagens on coronavirus and the economy

March 17, 2020

We at Post Carbon Institute have been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic and encouraging our staff, volunteers, and broader community to take great caution and practice social distancing. But that doesn’t mean we should disengage.

Our team at has and will continue to publish important and timely essays on what the pandemic means for our communities and the larger, systemic crises our societies face.

Because the situation is evolving so rapidly and dramatically, we thought it would be helpful to talk with some experts about important, largely unexplored aspects of this crisis and share those conversations with you.

Yesterday, on March 16th, Nate Hagens and I sat down together (at a distance of 1,900 miles) to talk about the near- and long-term implications of COVID-19 on the financial system, energy, and the overall economy.

Here’s that interview.

Stay tuned for more conversations. In the meantime, please stay safe and (wisely) care for your loved ones and neighbors.

Asher Miller

Asher became the Executive Director of Post Carbon Institute in October 2008, after having served as the manager of our former Relocalization Network program. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in various capacities. Prior to joining Post Carbon Institute, Asher founded Climate Changers, an organization that inspires people to reduce their impact on the climate by focusing on simple and achievable actions anyone can take.

Tags: coronavirus, economic crisis, Health