In Bizarro World

Bryan Riley at NTU brings my attention to this press release: The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has won the prestigious Edmund A. Mennis Award from the National...

10 Friday AM Reads

My end of week, NFP-free, morning train reads: • Bull Markets Last Much Longer Than You Think (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also The Portfolio Gap (Irrelevant Investor) •...

Newsletter: Is it Time for a Trade War Truce?

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. This is another big week for the economy. Fed...

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning Impeachment-free, Policy reads: • I Worked at Capital One for Five Years. This Is How We Justified Piling Debt on Poor Customers. (New Republic) •...

10 Thursday AM Reads

My late in the week, morning train reads: • Yes, Trump’s latest Fed pick is that bad. Here’s why. (Washington Post) • How chain stores are rightsizing New York City...

10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning train reads: • Schwab and Ameritrade Are Cutting Stock Trade Fees to $0. What’s the Catch? (New York Magazine) see also Fintech firms like SoFi and Robinhood...

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Don’t Look Now, But Things Are Getting Brighter for Trump (Businessweek) see also Trump’s proposal for a Space Force was widely mocked. But could...

What Percent of the Population Has the Coronavirus?

QUESTION: Marty, it seems that this virus is turning into a major scaremongering contest to boost ratings for people like CNN. Even if we take 10,000 cases in...

10 Thursday AM reads

My morning train reads: • Outrageous Fortune: Nats, August, and Gigi Gorgeous Getty Are Not Your Typical Old-Money Scions (Town & Country) • Big Tech is eating the stock market....

The State Owns You: The Problem with "National Service"

Following the Trump administration’s decision to assassinate General Soleimani earlier this month, many Americans began to fear that war between the United States and Iran was imminent. Tensions...
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