Monthly Archives: May 2020

An Early Vaccine Probably Keeps Us In an Economic Deep Freeze.

We saw a burst of hope on Monday around Modena’s vaccine being ready in volume by early 2021.  That news will change people’s individual economic calculus.  The collective impact of those individual choices probably keeps the economy limping along in … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t People Connecting “No 2nd Wave of Cases” With “No Economic Re-Start?”

I keep seeing line graphs trumpeting “no coronavirus case re-acceleration yet!!!”  This is often connected to some sort of positive economic outlook or commentary. That makes no sense. The absence of a case rise tells us one thing.  People are … Continue reading

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Heading Out Across America

I am setting out on a drive across the USA to Virginia to visit the in-laws.  Maintaining our quarantine bubble in a 19 foot Sprinter RV that a friend was generous (and crazy) enough to lend us.  With a 5 … Continue reading

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COVID and US Decline Vs China and Etc….

We’ve all seen the “USA is in Global Decline Versus China” pieces.  Now mostly with a COVID spin on them.  I wrote this up as a strawman counter-argument.  I’m not entirely sure I believe this argument, but figured I’d share … Continue reading

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The Worst of Both Worlds? America Likely Choosing ~2 Million Dead AND Huge Economic Losses.

Stripped of euphemism, America has pretty clearly made a choice.  To “save the wealth (ahem) “the economy!” at the expense of “a few million dead.”  Chasing the possible chimera of herd immunity. The problem is that is a false choice.  … Continue reading

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