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We have decided to postpone EconCon 2020 due to the escalating COVID-19 outbreak.

The COVID-19 crisis is a health crisis that must be responded to and managed as effectively as possible by governments, organizations, and each of us as individuals – and we’re postponing this conference to do our part in that. But it is also exposing many of the deep flaws in our economy that we had been planning to work together to tackle at EconCon 2020. The crisis is going to be worse than it had to be because millions of workers don’t have access to paid sick leave or robust health insurance. It’s going to be worse than it had to be because working families and the most vulnerable among us don’t have the resources required to weather a storm like this. It’s going to be worse than it had to be because of extreme inequality and the austerity policies that have left governments and communities understaffed and overwhelmed.

This is a moment when the fight for an economy that actually works is more important than ever, and while we won’t be gathering together to do this work in person at EconCon 2020 in March, we thank you all for everything that you are doing and look forward to keeping this critical conversation and work going.

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