Road to Recovery

(Luyao Yan for The Washington Post)
(Luyao Yan for The Washington Post)

Ovens, dishwashers and washing machines are breaking down like never before. But there’s nobody to fix them.

With supply chains snarled for new machines and washing machines, dishwashers and other home goods experiencing heavier use, the pandemic has led to a surprising boom in the struggling appliance-repair industry
  • 3 days ago

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The Road to Recovery is a new Washington Post section highlighting attempts to rebuild the nation’s economy, its communities and its spirit in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.
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Parenting in a pandemic means I’m constantly instructing my kids: “Wear your mask. Don’t touch your face. Social-distance.” But in this world, my kids are the ones telling me what to do. They’ve become my teachers, coaches and mentors.
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Will we come out stronger because of it?
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Even before the pandemic exposed deep disparities, the gender wage gap persisted at every level of income and education.
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By the time it is safe again, many Americans may have lost the habit of going to the movies.
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Obviously, repeated nagging to “Be grateful!” will not prompt feelings of gratitude. Creating new family rituals makes a better strategy.
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The loss of small businesses will have a negative long-term effect on the country unless we act soon.
  • Sep 17
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Neither we, nor our companies, have changed nearly as much as we think.
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Fiddling around the margins or kicking problems down the road would exacerbate risks to the economy, to millions of Americans and to struggling businesses.
  • Sep 10
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My short-, medium- and long-term worries about the roaring housing market.
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