The current batch:
The economy: Farmers dumping milk, eggs as pandemic freeze drops demand (Report)
More economy: Why a restart post shutdown will disappoint (Article)
The pandemic: Some 90% of hospitalized patients have underlying health issues (Report)
The economy: What’s coming and why, in gruesome detail (Article)
More economy: There’s no going back (Article) (Recommended)
Still more economy: J.P. Morgan hiking mortgage standards, expecting massive defaults (Article)
The pandemic: S. Korea to send U.S. 600 k virus test kits Tuesday? (Report)
More pandemic: Some useful, little reported numbers (Report) (Recommended)
Still more pandemic: U.S. support, Chinese lab and a warning from the U.S. State Dept (Article)
The world economy: A snapshot of impending collapse? (Article)
The war on cash: A jaundiced view? (Article)
The economy: Significant U.S. airline files bankruptcy (Article)
More economy: Over 25% of Michigan workforce has filed for unemployment? (Article)
Cell phones: Service anywhere and everywhere (Article)
Surveillance: Apple/Google promise to limit access to pandemic tracing tech (Report) (Uh Huh)
British marriage rate drops to lowest in recorded history (Report)
The pandemic: State/local governments running out of operating cash? (Article) (No Fed play money?)
Science: Crops were farmed in the Amazon 12,000 years ago (Article)
The economy: A quick peek at the Great Depression (Article)
The banks: A description of the insides of financial “Whited Sepulchres” (Article)
U.S. small business: Attacked in pandemic “Aid” from Congress (Article)
Chicago: 3 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)
A naked woman was arrested entering New Orleans airport (Report)
There, you have it.
EDITORIAL: A Short, Unhappy List of Post-Pandemic Predictions
(The accuracy of the listed predictions will be visible by June, 2021.)
- The pain of the post-stasis economic reconstruction will dwarf that of the pandemic.
- The pandemic-related increase of government supervision of citizens’ lives will outlive the pandemic.
- The governmental responses to the pandemic will be seen as excessive on a cost/benefit basis.
- The pandemic will run much the same course as likely would have occurred without government interference but with an extended time base.
- The economic destruction will be attributed to the pandemic, not to the political mismanagement of recent decades that was its actual cause.
- The world financial system that will replace the present one will be worse (more politicized) than the present relic.
- The post-pandemic U.S. healthcare system will serve an increased number of people with a decreased standard of care, particularly for the elderly.
It will be very nice to be wrong … Om mani padme hum …