In the Citadel.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports. (Bloomberg) — Citadel Securities this week opened an office in Florida to help ensure billionaire Ken Griffin’s giant trading firm can continue at full capacity during the coronavirus pandemic — and cope with the explosion in volume the illness has spurred. The firm opened a new, temporary trading floor in Palm Beach on Monday […]

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It’s a national and global crisis but here in the U.S. mayors and governors are left to clean up Trump’s mess.

There is no need to go back and track Donald’s Trump’s reaction to the COVID19 crisis. He has been an unmitigated disaster. His failure as a leader will cost lives for which he must be held to account for. It has been left to governors, mostly Democrats, who have been left to clean up for […]

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The rent is due.

Being in our seventies has its advantages and disadvantages. We are categorized as a high risk group for the COVID19 virus. So, that’s a bad thing. Most of our retirement savings, although we’re lucky to have some (most working Americans don’t) is in investments. So, that’s not great right now. So far, we are healthy. […]

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Off topic. Painting landscapes.

This past week the Vermont landscape painter Wolf Kahn died at the age of 92. The New York Times called him the the Winslow Homer of Vermont. Mr. Kahn’s paintings didn’t often include figures. In his interview with The Richmond Times-Dispatch, he talked about his affinity for painting trees rather than people. “Trees have a […]

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. The pressing public safety issue and moral demand of freeing the incarcerated.

My brother and I have joined the millions of people who, in the face of the need to STAY HOME, have turned to Zoom and other platforms to carry on our work. One of which is getting together and sharing with folks our views on education, politics and social justice. We have been doing it for three […]

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Low pay. High contact.

Aside from my daily walks with Ulysses, yesterday was the first time I left the house in eleven days. One of my hearing aids stopped working and I had to go downtown to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. My plan was to drop it off in the lobby of the building so they could send it up […]

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The virus and workers’ lives be damned. The business of America is business.

    Extreme measures to flatten the virus “curve” is sensible-for a time-to stretch out the strain on health infrastructure. But crushing the economy, jobs and morale is also a health issue-and beyond. Within a very few weeks let those with a lower risk to the disease return to work. — Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) March […]

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