Archive for March 13th, 2022

March 13th, 2022 - 10:39 pm § in Economics

Chart: Americans return to work

The chart below shows the number of people in the U.S. workforce. The abrupt drop in March 2020 is largely due to the pandemic closing businesses, and most of those workers left their jobs involuntarily. There’s a quick rise in summer 2020 as many businesses reopen and some of these workers re[...]

March 13th, 2022 - 6:17 pm § in Health

What’s next for Covid-19?

“Things seem to be looking up,” CNN says (here). “Vaccines still do a good job of keeping people alive and out of the hospital. There’s increasing access to tests and treatments.” Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are down (but still significant), and the health [...]

March 13th, 2022 - 2:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Wanted: Sane Republicans

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC; photo below, bio here) criticized Trump, calling him a “would-be tyrant,” which he obviously is, after Trump attacked him during a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, March, 12, 2022. Trump called Rice a “disaster” and “total fool” for voting to impeach him[...]

March 13th, 2022 - 2:12 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Humor, Russia

Sorry about your yacht, have a Big Mac

The NATO countries’ swift move against Russian assets in the West apparently caught Putin and his pals by surprise. You can’t uproot a Miami mansion or Manhattan penthouse, of course, but superyachts are at least somewhat mobile (although the bigger the boat, the harder it is to secure a[...]