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Wolf Richter: Historic Mania in SPACs, IPOs. Huge Fees for Wall Street Banks. Mega Paydays for Insiders. Disdain for Valuations. Blind Faith that “This Time It’s Different”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 10:35pm in

SPAC mania, with billions raised: this time it’s different, everyone is saying again – another sign that the zoo has gone nuts.

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 1:55am in

Yes, Virginia, a mask is very much part of your future.

Coming Attraction: IPCC’s Upcoming Major Climate Assessment

Another set of blockbuster IPCC reports are in the works. What to expect?

It’s the Index, Stupid! Our New Not-So-Neutral Financial Market Arbiters

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 10:45pm in

An overview of the recent changes in financial markets that have come from the rise of ‘passive’ investing.

2020 “Globie”: The Carry Trade

A recent book focuse on the role of the carry trade in increasing financialization and instabilty.

Dealing with the Second Wave: Subsidies, Instead of Ordering Closures

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 1:55am in

Could officials use carrots rather than a stick to induce short-term closures of high risk businesses like restaurants?

Bloomberg Warns: A Covid Vaccine Could Help the Virus Spread

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2020 - 10:22pm in

And just when you started to think an effective Covid vaccine would fix everything....

Michael Klare: How the US Plays Nuclear Chicken with Russia and China

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 8:14pm in

eeping tabs on US nuclear provocations of Russia and China.

The “Crew Change” Crisis: 300,000 Seafarers Trapped. Will International Trade Grind to a Halt?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/09/2020 - 7:25am in

Will governments, unions, international organizations, and ship-owners be able to collaborate to solve the growing "crew change" crisis?

Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early If Results Are Overwhelming

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 5:42pm in

The FDA's eagerness to launch a Covid-19 vaccine is not a way to win public trust, particularly in light of the agency's record of bad calls.