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    It is that and so much more. It is loans to...

    It is that and so much more. It is loans to businesses, large and small, to help them survive the downturn. It is spending to acquire more medical equipment, supplies and hospital capacity. It is...
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    I think the internet scolds are wrong. I don’t...

    I think the internet scolds are wrong. I don’t think there was any intention of only using the cash for necessities, else they could have simply issued a few hundred billion in food stamps. I don’t...
  3. Thread: Stimulus package

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    That extra money for PBS will make all the...

    That extra money for PBS will make all the difference.
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    I could well understand how Democrats might hope...

    I could well understand how Democrats might hope this disease will provide the opportunity for acclaiming some new leftist Lochinvar to save them from consummating with Joe Biden.

    Oddly, despite...
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    She’s definitely a better person than I am....

    She’s definitely a better person than I am. Everybody says so.
  6. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    There’s a great web site called “The Oblivious...

    There’s a great web site called “The Oblivious Investor”.

    To me, it’s one of those “never assume you’re the smartest guy in the room” things.
  7. I hear some of America’s distilleries are halting...

    I hear some of America’s distilleries are halting their noble work to switch production to sanitizer.
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    My wife makes a practice of preparing meals and...

    My wife makes a practice of preparing meals and acquiring groceries and supplies for a few people of our acquaintance. It used to be just a few elderly people who had trouble getting around, but...
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    I hear we got a deal early this morning. Not...

    I hear we got a deal early this morning. Not clear on the details. Assume the Democrats got at least some of what was in that 1400 page list Pelosi rushed back with. I’ve read funding for “Cats 2” is...
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    Her I remembered. Maybe mid-seventies. Remember...

    Her I remembered. Maybe mid-seventies. Remember “Battle of the Network Stars”? There was a term at the time: “jiggle TV”.
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    Maybe they should all get together and sing...

    Maybe they should all get together and sing “Imagine”.
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    I have to be honest and admit I didn’t recognize...

    I have to be honest and admit I didn’t recognize most of the people in the video. Maybe it’s a makeup thing.
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    I’m hearing they’re getting closer to a deal this...

    I’m hearing they’re getting closer to a deal this morning, achieving a delicate balance of the various necessary pandering and posturing.
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    I had the impression from Schumer over the...

    I had the impression from Schumer over the weekend that they were close, but then Pelosi rushed back into town with a new list of demands. It will be interesting to see who winds up getting most of...
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    Is this really the time to be demanding more...

    Is this really the time to be demanding more solar energy subsidies?
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    I have little faith in my (or anyone else’s)...

    I have little faith in my (or anyone else’s) ability to consistently time markets or pick stocks, so I maintain a static allocation in index funds that I rebalance to quarterly. That way I’m...
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    Well, I suppose you could buy low with no...

    Well, I suppose you could buy low with no intention of sullying yourself with sinful profit, but what would be the point of that?
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    I rebalance back to 60/40 at the end of the...

    I rebalance back to 60/40 at the end of the quarter. It’s been said that these are the sort of period where most of the money gets made, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

    I’m a firm...
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    The New York Times said he donated most of it to...

    The New York Times said he donated most of it to a Church after getting a raft of death threats.
  20. Thread: Conavirus......

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    It is interesting. The thought of working from...

    It is interesting. The thought of working from home and not being aware of your coworkers and supervisors or professors were human or artificial intelligence.
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    That part of the story is untrue.

    That part of the story is untrue.
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    I think you are right. There could be all kinds...

    I think you are right. There could be all kinds of short and longer term ramifications. Will online education increase or decrease its stigma after so many new students are exposed to it? Or will...
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    Our city has shut down access to most public...

    Our city has shut down access to most public buildings and mass transit. Our public library has started a curbside pickup service.
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    I keep asking because he is such an interesting...

    I keep asking because he is such an interesting case. A non-Democrat fighting hard to gain power using the Democratic Party as a vehicle. A millionaire socialist, doing his utmost to revive the class...
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    After last night, is the book pretty much closed...

    After last night, is the book pretty much closed on the Sanders campaign?
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