5 big financial issues voters didn’t hear much (or anything) about in the Trump-Biden debate

For a rancorous first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, there was a whole lot that went unsaid.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate again on Oct. 15 in a town-hall format with undecided voters. Perhaps they’ll get to these critical personal finance topics then.


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Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate again on Oct. 15 in a town-hall format with undecided voters. Perhaps they’ll get to these critical personal finance topics then.

Unemployment is coming off double-digit rates in the spring after government shutdowns to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, yet joblessness is still high. But the candidates didn’t delve deeply into solutions for joblessness before cross-talk reigned. The same goes for the prospect of another round of fiscal stimulus and more federal unemployment benefits.

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Health care costs were another issue discussed briefly before turning into a slugfest. Meanwhile, millions of renters could be facing eviction starting next year, but interruptions — many from Trump — crowded out talk on that issue.

How about

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The Global Education Voices We Need To Hear During Covid-19

In education, though no system or school has been completely untouched by Covid-19, the repercussions are uneven and the paths ahead are divergent, depending in large part on where someone starts and where they can go.

In the United States, some see the pandemic as an opportunity to accelerate expected change or outright innovate our educational systems. Others see it as a systemic setback that will take decades to set right, just to get to back to where we were last year. Both can be true.  

As we figure it out, there are insights to be had from the very diversity of the global education experience with Covid-19. And whether the reality is that Covid-19 is a chance to leap forward or we need to simply not

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