The COVID-19 shock initially looked to be mostly a supply-side story, for which both monetary and fiscal stimulus can do little. However, the almost immediate sharp tightening in financial conditions related to liquidity, financial market…

Peter Boockvar is the CIO of Bleakley Advisory Group and Editor of The Boock Report. ~~~ Before I get into the details of the bill, I just needed to sing this out loud because I’m so damn curious…

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Coronavirus has kayoed many remaining U.S. recycling programs, as well as disrupted…

Much as we love links at NC, given the volume of material we are now getting, it would be really really helpful to the moderators, and would also improve comment quality, if well-intentioned readers didn’t…

Jerri-Lynn here. I have one major quibble with this post, which focuses on high-level maneuevring to get Saudi Arabia to call off its price war. But observers such as Justin Mikulka at DeSmogBlog have shown…

Jerri-Lynn here. I encourage readers to look at this update from The Intercept, CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT DEVELOPED BY GILEAD SCIENCES GRANTED “RARE DISEASE” STATUS, POTENTIALLY LIMITING AFFORDABILITY. Where are you, Joe Biden? What do you have to…

Some thoughts on COVID-19 from a labour mobility perspective: From ‘red-zoning’ to ‘green-zoning’ While the world is waiting for a vaccine that helps defeat COVID-19, many countries have constrained mobility considerably to try to curb…