The COVID-19 pandemic is widening the gap between leading and lagging industries

The six best-performing industries, including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and software, have added $275 billion a year to their expected economic-profit pool, while the least profitable six—including insurance, utilities, and energy—have lost $373 billion.

The best industries are getting better, and the worst are getting worse.

To read the article, see “The great acceleration,” July 14, 2020.