Darker-er-est Days

Darker-er-est Days

Joe Biden wants more stimulus and Walmart found itself in the crosshairs of the Justice Department for allegedly fueling the opioid crisis by "fail[ing] to follow basic legal rules." That was about the extent of it for news flow during the US cash session Tuesday. Well, unless you count the "mutant" virus and your standard smattering of inauspicious Brexit headlines. "Congress did its job this week and I must ask them to do it again next year," Biden said, at a press conference, during which h
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5 thoughts on “Darker-er-est Days

  1. I don’t know. We’re still not really seeing outrage in enough of a percentage of the population who elected the representatives who have opposed the aid for so long, and who have, pretty consistently, looked askance at the human and economic impacts of COVID.

    Unbelievable as it sounds, it’s possible that the network effects of personally being impacted by, or knowing someone who was personally impacted by, COVID aren’t high enough yet. I’m thinking Metcalfe’s Law and such.

    Maybe another 100,000 deaths in states whose populations have so far not been expressing outrage will reach the point where outrage goes hockey stick. Would be interesting if Kocic or Kolanovic make available any research on this. Perhaps in the new year.

    I need to re-read the “rage” banking article from Harley Bassman that you shared with us. There might be some clues in there.

      1. Sad but true. My elderly (92) mother lives in one of the reddest of the red rural PA counties (79% Trump in Nov.). In the spring, COVID ripped thru the local nursing home, but did not spread much in the general population. Since Thanksgiving, she has gone from knowing zero people infected to at least 6. Whatever outrage there is is directed at Gov Wolf for being a dictator and restricting the liberty to eat in restaurants and bars. The local US Rep just posted on FB that he voted against the budget and COVID relief bills because they contain foreign aid and support for The Kennedy Center.

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