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An empty restaurant near Grand Central Terminal in New York on Monday. Eating out is one type of spending sure to drop sharply as communities struggle to reduce the spread of coronavirus
One Simple Idea That Explains Why the Economy Is in Great Danger

To understand why the world economy is in grave peril because of the spread of coronavirus, it helps to grasp one idea that is at once blindingly obvious and sneakily […]

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It may feel like 2008 all over again, but here’s how the coronavirus crisis is different

A plunging stock market. The widening shadow of recession. Fed interest rate cuts and government stimulus. It’s beginning to feel a lot like 2008 again. And not in a good […]

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Have We Hit Bottom?

Video #1 of Mo’s daily video updates:

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Something Weird Is Happening on Wall Street, and Not Just the Stock Sell-Off

It has been an unsettling week on global financial markets, and not just because the stock market has fallen sharply enough to bring a decade-plus bull market to an end.   […]

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Deep Basin – Oil Price War and Its Implications

This week, I’ll be recording and immediately releasing a series of conversations on business and market reactions to the spread of coronavirus. The conversations will be on oil and gas, […]

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Coronavirus: The Real Risks and Human Biases Behind the Panic

This week, I’d like to use coronavirus as a case study to talk about the difference between systemic risk and individual risk, why some people are way more worried about […]

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Coronavirus is the Wolf on the Loose

In Aesop’s fable about the boy who cried “Wolf!”, the point of the tale is that eventually there was a wolf, but the boy was not believed because he had […]

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Bad News

The media’s constant recounting of the day’s market action isn’t just useless, it’s damaging. The breathless reporting about which way markets are heading, and which stocks are hot, plays to […]

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Joe Rogan and Michael Osterholm

Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease […]

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Different Kinds of Decline

Narrative decline is what happens when a person, company, or country has the same capabilities as before, but experiences a sudden shift in the stories we tell ourselves. Those stories […]

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