The financial markets will tell Trump what it thinks about so-called coronavirus stimulus talks and Trump’s weekend executive orders

We’re a few minutes away from the financial markets opening this morning, so I want to quickly document my thoughts about this weekend’s shitshow about the coronavirus fake-stimulus talks implosion and Trump’s so-called executive orders (here, here, here, and here) to break the logjam. Consider my remarks additions to this and this. Trump Economic Advisor […]

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These so-called Coronavirus ‘stimulus’ talks — Congress proves it doesn’t want to see the big picture

Who cares about being strategic WHEN WE HAVE FOOD BANKS? 🙄 Almost exactly a month ago — while admitting that my tarot cards have failed like almost everyone else’s this year, but assuming President Trump still wants to be reelected — I maintained that another tranche of Congress-crafted coronavirus relief is certain. I still believe […]

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Irrational rationality: why Trump wants schools open during an out-of-control pandemic

The President will get more people killed before the coronavirus crisis is over In a first-world country that slept its way into an angry pandemic that has shut the doors to more than 60 percent of summer camps, found medical and other essential workers scrambling for a persistent shortage of personal protective equipment, and is […]

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Of course, there will be another coronavirus ‘stimulus’ in the US …

But we ARE living in 2020 … With 40 million Americans out of work while the coronavirus pandemic has scared most other Americans out of resuming life as usual, should there even be a question about President Donald Trump passing another round of fiscal ‘stimulus’ to avoid what could easily become the second Great Depression? No […]

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Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century

The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]

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Will the pandemic cause commercial real estate to implode, or will bank fraud do the job first?

I attended a roundtable discussion a while back, where we discussed worldwide trends.  A question about business came up: “What business functions will never go out of style?” My answer: “Debt, equity, and liquidity.” Seems simple and practical, right?  You have a business idea or life aspiration, and someone rolls up to enable those goals […]

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They’re trying to downplay Ocasio-Cortez’ win this week — but we know better

While I thought the I’m-not-your-Liberal-donor-class flow of Congressperson-elect Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez was a refreshing breeze from the stale bullets spit by the ruling corporatist wing of the Party of No Guts, my crystal ball didn’t predict an Ocasio-Cortez primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. However, I saw the seams bursting […]

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A century of state-sponsored bananas, blood and bullets — facts that are missing from today’s immigration debate

I’ll preface my different angle of approach to the latest immigration episode concerning President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy by first addressing those of you who think droning children overseas, snatching them from parents at the U.S. border, physically abusing them, or injecting them with anti-psychotic meds without consent or proper diagnosis is symptomatic of a healthy […]

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