As the Federal Reserve moves deeper into its purchases of corporate debt, it faces more questions about the consequences of its unprecedented market interventions.
Ari Paul ⛓️For all the talk of socialism fears in the US, this is the closest shift we actually have to it in the US. The Fed is now a direct holder of half a trillion $$ of corporate debt, including companies like Apple.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing off his threat to deploy troops,...
Ari Paul ⛓️It's not just liberals and democrats concerned about Trump undermining our constitutional democracy. Senior leaders (including those chosen by Trump himself) in the Pentagon and Armed Forces are raising alarms. Mattis now this
Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19
Ari Paul ⛓️I thought hydroxychloroquine looked promising back in February as a treatment for covid19. That tentative view was based on some small and poorly done (and one falsified) studies. We now have very strong data that it is not effective
Our bi-modal political environment doesn't just impact our politics. It shapes our social and cultural narratives and channels our responses to every event. Yet Americans are large. They contain multitudes. And they can reject the political...
Ari Paul ⛓️Good take by Epsilon Theory. The aspect that to me is at the core is that both political parties (and many extremists) are incentivized to escalate this in simplistic terms.
During a vehicle search near the downtown Denver protest on Friday evening, police officers seized several military-style assault rifles from anti-government gun enthusiasts who call themselves "Boogaloo Bois." Most peaceful...
War. Assassinations. Riots. Violent protest clashes. America was certainly no stranger to political violence, but 1968 appeared to bring the bloodletting to new heights.
Ari Paul ⛓️Not perfect, but a lot of analogies between today and 1968. Spreading distrust in social institutions, civil unrest triggered by racist violence, a global monetary system nearing a breaking point. history.com/news/1968-poli… /1