How do you choose between economic ‘deaths of despair’ and coronavirus victims? Economists, lawmakers grapple with a moral conundrum

President Trump warns of ‘suicides,’ and Bill Gates talks of ‘pile of bodies,’ but they’ve both touched upon an economic term known as the Identifiable Victim Effect.

How do you choose between economic ‘deaths of despair’ and coronavirus victims? Economists, lawmakers grapple with a moral conundrum
President Trump warns of ‘suicides,’ and Bill Gates talks of ‘pile of bodies,’ but they’ve both touched upon an economic term known as the Identifiable Victim Effect.