Category Archives: The Economy

Morning of destruction

You were (so far) relatively safe if you lived in southwest Minneapolis. Otherwise…700 buildings were damaged, burned or destroyed. How many livelihoods?

“Cities like Minneapolis will struggle for years to overcome the destruction of these riots…Rioters burned down the very club where George Floyd had worked. They also wreaked havoc on the local community, black and white alike…It is absolutely heinous that speaking out about this destruction is considered anathema on the left.”

Which is why we don’t often see a map of the scale of the destruction, except on very bold media, like the Federalist, which NBC and Google are coincidentally (?) trying to shut down.

Via PJMedia (one of the very bold).

Social distancing fatigue

Big crowds at Bull Creek greenbelt off 360 yesterday, according to the scolds of my neighborhood forum who have been arguing about volunteer face masks (should be mandatory) for weeks now. The gov said wear ’em if you want to; da mayor says businesses must require them. Will see if our cops wade into crowds to make arrests like in California. Hope not.

“Orders” from the pols

Travis County has now joined Austin city in “ordering” us residents to stay home from midnight tonight until April 13. To try to slow the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.

We can go to the grocery, the doctor, do outdoor exercise, and etc “that contribute to the health of the public” but not, apparently, go to work. That should effectively kill many small businesses, which will not “contribute to the health of the public” employed by them.

President Trump has suggested (not ordered) a return to work by Easter, a week later than which is the 13th, to save the economy. Not to mention the livelihoods of so many people. Small business carries half of America’s employment.

No surprise it came from China

“The rapid economic growth in southern China has led to an increasing demand for animal proteins including those from exotic game food animals such as civets. Large numbers and varieties of these wild game mammals in overcrowded cages and the lack of biosecurity measures in wet markets allowed the jumping of this novel virus from animals to human…”

Via Powerline

Trump! Trump! Trump!

Just had to laugh when some Detroit auto-workers chanted this at Pedo Joe, the wonder veep, on a Dimocrat campaign stop. He pretends to be for the working slob but it’s phoney-baloney. While Trump, who worked for years with construction crews, actually got the auto workers their jobs back.

“When Biden left the auto plant, owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, videos show some workers shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump.”

Yeah, Reuters, you better source it to videos. Your Mediacrat cronies won’t like any bad news for the Dimocrat front-runner, who’s going to lie his way across America, just like he’s lied his way across the blue-collar Northeast. When he’s not slurring his words and forgetting some in Dementia Stage 2.

Won’t help, Slow Joe. You’ll be toast, just like Bernie would be.

Via Reuters

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As Milton Friedman would note

Feds regulate your savings accounts

Imagine my surprise when I tried to transfer some savings to checking this morning and was told by the bank’s robot that I had already reached the federal limit of six transfers in one month.

Never heard of it? Neither did I. Invasion of the bureaucracy!

Via LifeHacker