Keeping Tabs — human rights, high yield, the herd... and Rip Van Winkle

By Jon Hay, Ralph Sinclair, Silas Brown, Tyler Davies
05 Jun 2020

Each week, GlobalCapital journalists share some of the most interesting things they have been reading, from the profound to the quirky. This week has been marked by widespread protests across the US and the wider world, in reaction to an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, dying while a policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

Police racism and the coronavirus may seem like separate problems but they are not, of course. Covid-19 has disproportionately affected ethnic minority citizens in the US, as in other countries including the UK. The economic effects of shutdowns also fall most heavily on those who work in lower ...

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