One of the prominent economic debates to emerge during the coronavirus outbreak has been about how long to continue with shelter-in-place measures that are hurting the economy but, hopefully, slowing the virus’ spread. On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, host Luigi Zingales does a cost-benefit analysis that shows why it could be better to keep the economy closed, and debates his proposal with the Hoover Institution’s Russ Roberts, host of the EconTalk podcast.

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