The Opinant

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Posts tagged “Economy

It is still the Economy stupid.

Posted on April 3, 2020

  My wife was particularly cruel to me last weekend. She pulled out about a half dozen old puzzles and wanted the family put them together. This little entertainment was originally for the kids, but soon I was roped into putting them together by myself. The puzzles were old, and some of them were missing pieces. But they are fun, and a nice distraction during this time of social distancing. But the missing pieces got me thinking. When does a puzzle become useless? Putting them away, my wife marked on the boxes the missing pieces. -2, -4, and so on. The largest was a 100 pieces, and that one, was ironically, complete. But when does a puzzle become useless? I’ve known people to toss…

Which Curve is being Flattened?

Posted on March 29, 2020

Today marks one week the State of Illinois has been Sheltering-in-place. Basically, a quarantine order. People are not allowed to gather in groups of  more than 10, businesses designated non-essential are shuttered, people told to stay home unless they need to run out for essentials. Social distancing is the new norm . We have another week to go, and as of today, the curve is still growing in Illinois,and doesn’t seem to be letting up. Yet another curve has flattened, and even has turned downward. That is the economic sector in Illinois. With businesses shut down, from small mom and pop shops to corporations, millions are furloughed and patiently wait for all this to pass over and they can get back to work. As…