Opinion: California’s coronavirus U-turn a ‘devastating’ hit to economy

“The governor made the right call,” says Eric Spangenberg, dean of UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. He sees this economic challenge as what professors call the “problem of the commons” in which self-interest overpowers the greater societal good. “If we don’t look out for ourselves, someone needs to do so. Luckily, Newsom isn’t afraid to do so.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]