“I’ve been getting emails from restaurant owners saying, ‘I know I owe you money, but I’m really sorry, I can’t pay you,'” he says. “I have a lot of clients, whether it’s the pilots or the restaurateurs or the people who supply them, whose income is either going to be completely slashed or zero.” Some of his clients have said they may not be able to keep up with child support payments, and Gordon believes many people mulling a separation will lack the funds to actually move out of the house or pay for a divorce. “I think the fallout financially is going to be worse than in 2008,” he says. “People were divorced and still living together because they couldn’t sell the house or afford to get a second place to live.” … [Read more...] about ‘I could knife him in the back’: What it’s like seeking a divorce during coronavirus
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One factor may be the future of work—if more employers realize that allowing remote work is feasible for those with desk jobs, car traffic could steeply drop. More than 75% of Americans drive alone to work now. With less time stuck in traffic on commutes, it’s possible to imagine that more people would choose to run local errands on foot or by bike. The choice hinges on convenience, Wagenschutz says. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is causing a biking surge—can it last when cities open up again?