American Economics Thread


hullopilllw

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The theory that bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as another store of liquidity for the US Dollar appears plausible:
Rather obvious now with several US owned platforms like Square Inc, Robinhood, Coinbase officially sanctioned to trade cryptos.

The few trillions in market cap are literally backed by hype and born out of the air.

Chinese gov is smart to stop wasting energy to sustain the cost of extending the dollar monetary hegemony. US T bonds got dumped last year in March when equity market tanked, the first time in history US bond market run contrary to public equity. They need a new medium to soak up the liquidity.

Blockchain though is a totally different story.
 

9dashline

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Rather obvious now with several US owned platforms like Square Inc, Robinhood, Coinbase officially sanctioned to trade cryptos.

The few trillions in market cap are literally backed by hype and born out of the air.

Chinese gov is smart to stop wasting energy to sustain the cost of extending the dollar monetary hegemony. US T bonds got dumped last year in March when equity market tanked, the first time in history US bond market run contrary to public equity. They need a new medium to soak up the liquidity.

Blockchain though is a totally different story.

Bitcoin is an extension of petrodollar... so ran out of gold use oil, out of oil use magic pixie dust... Too bad China gov saw this a hypersonic mile away

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Fedupwithlies

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I'm gloating a bit here but in my post here: Chinese Economics Thread

I said "... meanwhile fat cats in their private jets and private yachts cut health benefits and watch their stock prices go ever upward,..."

and here it is:
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while their stock: +75.29 (28.13%) year to date
and up a lot more since covid started.

Called it.
 

Fedupwithlies

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About a month ago we had a conversation about phD bioengineering students being called to help in the hospitals, and the general collapse of the American healthcare system.

(here: American Economics Thread)

But unfortunately I wasn't able to find any articles about it at the time.

I recently came across this article from Nov 2020 that does mention it, and the timeline is about right as well:

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The article is mostly about the shortage of doctors and nurses and how burnt-out they're being, but one line

"Some hospitals are turning to local dentists and Red Cross volunteers, and people with basic health experience to help with tasks that require less training, said the American Hospital Association’s Foster."

is what I was saying. I guess its not explicitly talking about students, but most hospitals won't have access to phD students anyways, only research hospitals, and not all hospitals are doing so either.

Jesus, its one line in a very industry-specific website. Nothing from the mainstream media. But there it is.

I also found this thread on a City-specific reddit subreddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver/comments/qc9gwq
I haven't found any reporting in the media about this (at least, after about 1 minute's search, so I didn't look too hard) so the mainstream media isn't reporting about what's happening on the ground.

Just for interest, this is the article i was reading before stumbling upon the Nov2020 article:
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Dolcevita

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About a month ago we had a conversation about phD bioengineering students being called to help in the hospitals, and the general collapse of the American healthcare system.

(here: American Economics Thread)

But unfortunately I wasn't able to find any articles about it at the time.

I recently came across this article from Nov 2020 that does mention it, and the timeline is about right as well:

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The article is mostly about the shortage of doctors and nurses and how burnt-out they're being, but one line

"Some hospitals are turning to local dentists and Red Cross volunteers, and people with basic health experience to help with tasks that require less training, said the American Hospital Association’s Foster."

is what I was saying. I guess its not explicitly talking about students, but most hospitals won't have access to phD students anyways, only research hospitals, and not all hospitals are doing so either.

Jesus, its one line in a very industry-specific website. Nothing from the mainstream media. But there it is.

I also found this thread on a City-specific reddit subreddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver/comments/qc9gwq
I haven't found any reporting in the media about this (at least, after about 1 minute's search, so I didn't look too hard) so the mainstream media isn't reporting about what's happening on the ground.

Just for interest, this is the article i was reading before stumbling upon the Nov2020 article:
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The media is progressively turning into Jai-Hind. Perhaps India has supapawa influence in delusional denial after all.
 

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