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Stocks Are Going Up!: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The lockdown is ending. And the stock market is going up.  First, the lockdown is ending. Not because governments are opening up. But because people are.  Elon Musk said, “Screw you!” to…

The lockdown is ending. And the stock market is going up.  First, the lockdown is ending. Not because governments are opening up. But because people are.  Elon Musk said, “Screw you!” to California and he opened up his factory and nobody stopped him. This is what government should look like. Power for the people except, […]

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The Only Stimulus Package That Has Any Hope of Saving the Economy

Listen. We only have one more chance to get the economy working again.  The last stimulus package and the one being proposed right now both seem to have decent intentions but both…

Listen. We only have one more chance to get the economy working again.  The last stimulus package and the one being proposed right now both seem to have decent intentions but both are missing the target. And they are missing it for stupid, partisan reasons.  Here is the issue: This quarter, the economy will spend […]

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Don’t Believe the Hype

I’m so sick of all the epidemiologists on Twitter. One of them, my friend Robert, called me and said, “You know, if the viral shedding is below [blah] then you can’t get…

I’m so sick of all the epidemiologists on Twitter. One of them, my friend Robert, called me and said, “You know, if the viral shedding is below [blah] then you can’t get it. But depending on the generation of mutation in your region you might have a higher Ro.” I said, “Rob, you’re a JANITOR. […]

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Now Is the Time to Focus on Making a Living… Not a Killing

Here’s the thing:  The U.S. economy is going to spend about $2–3 TRILLION less this quarter than it normally does. That’s the largest downturn in history. In the history of any country…

Here’s the thing:  The U.S. economy is going to spend about $2–3 TRILLION less this quarter than it normally does. That’s the largest downturn in history. In the history of any country ever.  The U.S. has passed about $2.7 trillion in stimulus spending so far. If you want to know how they got that number, […]

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Don’t Read the Headlines!

I love this:  Right now it’s 3:40 p.m. as I write this and the headline on Yahoo! Finance is:  “Markets fall as concerns over virus fallout mounts.”  That’s the top headline.  But…

I love this:  Right now it’s 3:40 p.m. as I write this and the headline on Yahoo! Finance is:  “Markets fall as concerns over virus fallout mounts.”  That’s the top headline.  But here’s the thing: The markets are UP.  They just need a stupid headline and that’s the point. That’s the point of what has […]

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Just Relax, Abigail Disney

Abigail Disney is screaming about how Disney furloughed 43,000 employees from their parks.  Abigail, relax.  First off, because of the CARES stimulus package, all of these employees will get $600 added to…

Abigail Disney is screaming about how Disney furloughed 43,000 employees from their parks.  Abigail, relax.  First off, because of the CARES stimulus package, all of these employees will get $600 added to their unemployment insurance, so they will be making about $1,100 a week. Much more than  the average Disney Parks employee makes. The parks […]

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The Problem Is How We Deal With Problems

“Wake up, you idiots!” shouted John McAfee, founder of McAfee, the virus software company, and now billionaire-on-the-run as he hops from country to country after being charged with tax evasion.  Earlier he…

“Wake up, you idiots!” shouted John McAfee, founder of McAfee, the virus software company, and now billionaire-on-the-run as he hops from country to country after being charged with tax evasion.  Earlier he told me, “I went to the Bahamas, but then the U.S. tried to get me there… Cuba… the Dominican Republic… and now I […]

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