(Cambridge Health Alliance) COVID-19 Vaccine Primer for Primary Care

Last month, primary care doctor John Adams realized that coronavirus vaccines would be coming very soon, and he wasn’t ready for them. He didn’t know enough yet to counsel patients or make his own decision about whether to get one. And some of his colleagues at the Cambridge Health Alliance COVID-19 clinic in Somerville, Mass., […]

(Campbell Harvey) We are in another Bitcoin Bubble

This is not financial advice. Seek the counsel of trusted professionals applicable for your personal goals. Please do your homework. via Linkedin We are in another bitcoin bubble. The latest spin: Bitcoin is the “new” gold. We are in another bitcoin bubble. The latest spin: Bitcoin is the “new” gold. The value of all the […]

(Bridgewater) Beyond the Election: What Doesn’t Change Will Be a Lot More Than What Does

While the US election is very important across many dimensions, it’s also worth keeping in mind that the dominant forces which are now shaping economic/market conditions will remain the dominant forces. We see the following conditions as the primary determinants of future economic/market outcomes: 1. The impact of the virus is likely to be big […]

Reichstag Fire

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, listen(help·info)) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s government stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch council communist, was the culprit, […]

(New England Journal of Medicine) Dying in a Leadersip Vacuum

nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2029812 Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about how to respond. Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test. They have taken a crisis and turned […]

(Bridgewater) Tracking and Assessing Monetary Policy 3 Around the World

bridgewater.com/research-and-insights/tracking-and-assessing-monetary-policy-3-around-the-world In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, we have built out our framework for understanding economic policy going forward: what we call Monetary Policy 3. In short, with interest rates around the world at zero and traditional methods of monetary stimulus now ineffective, policy makers have been forced to turn to coordinated monetary and […]

(Natalie Papillion) It’s finally time to defund the drug war

equityorganization.org naacp.org aclu.org washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/09/portland-police-union-fire/ oregonlive.com/portland/2020/08/saturday-night-riot-todays-top-takeaways.html (+) theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/09/portland-protesters-clash-police-building-fire Situation declared a riot as police use flashbang munitions and smoke canisters to force hundreds away Matt’s note: Of the three articles here, I prefer The Oregonian’s. Both The Washington Post (‘baldy’s boys) and The Guardian seem to editorialize quite a bit, but from different directions. On such […]

Bombshell 💣 🎆

(This is not financial advice. Continue to seek the counsel of qualified investment professionals to make level-headed and rational decisions that are reasonable for your personal goals) I have recently come across something quite significant in my daily reading, to which the implications are so dire that I haven’t even finished processing them myself: The […]