Sep 1, 2020 - 18 min
Tim Harford: we do learn from bitter experience, but we also have a great talent for forgetting. Nations around the world continue to lift their lockdowns, and the Financial Times' Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, wonders in his weekly column: how long will the impact of the coronavirus pandemic last in people's mind? "Each of us has our own feelings about what is safe. Those emotions have shaped the arc of the pandemic. They will also define the path of the recovery."