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Covid fight: We need a name for the greatest economic crisis in a century


As economists search for the right terminology, it could take years before they settle on a name.

By: Enda Curran

The IMF calls it the Great Lockdown. Morgan Stanley says it’s the Great Covid-19 Recession, or GCR for short. Ed Yardeni, who coined the term “bond vigilantes” back in the 1980s, has named this the Great Virus Crisis.

There’s even a suggestion to call it a Pandession.

As economists around the world search for the right terminology to describe the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, it could take years to settle on a name, if history ...


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