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Will We Repeat the Spanish Influenza Pandemic?

Answering the Kennedys’ Call Early in Bob Woodward’s just released best-seller, Rage, President Trump said he knew by February that COVID-19 could act much like the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-19. It was estimated to have killed 675,000 Americans and … Continue reading

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What’s Next…?

Financial FAQs MarketWatch U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index notching its first record close since Feb. 19, and marking the quickest recovery from bear-market territory in its history, according to Dow Jones Market Data.  So … Continue reading

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What Letter Will Describe This Pandemic?

Popular Economics Weekly Conference-board.org The Conference Board’s consumer confidence survey should help to predict the shape of this economic recovery from COVID-19. It’s shape will mirror the degree of “uncertainty” felt by consumers. In the words of Lynn Franco, Senior … Continue reading

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In The Age of Anxiety

Popular Economics Weekly thesocialhistorian.com We are now in a full-blown “Age of Anxiety”; not the first, of course. There was as much anxiety during the 1918-20 Spanish Flue pandemic that reportedly killed 50 million in a series of worldwide outbreaks … Continue reading

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The Cure Has To Be Worse Than the Problem

Financial FAQs Federal Reserve President Trump on Sunday announced that he was extending his administrations guidelines on social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic to April 30. He seems to have taken the recommendation of his top scientific advisors Drs. Fauci … Continue reading

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