September 23, 2020

Slowing the surge: UN says basic income could protect billions

Issued on: 23/07/2020 – 13:25

The United Nations Development Programme has launched an appeal for a temporary basic income to slow the spread of the coronavirus and support the world’s most vulnerable populations. Kate Moody speaks to George Gray Molina, its chief economist. Also in this week’s show: is a pandemic the ideal moment to start a new business? French entrepreneurs are jumping into a rapidly changing landscape. Plus, our reporters in Beirut got a rare inside look at Lebanon’s black market for foreign currency.