Beware a new wave of populism, born out of coronavirus-induced economic inequity | Nick Cohen
April 28, 2020

Big businesses and governments are fast making themselves inviolable. There could be a backlash

A global wave of injustice could follow the global pandemic. Pre-existing tendencies towards monopoly, Chinese dominance and predatory capitalism will explode unless governments take measures to Continue reading

South Korea’s economy just recorded its worst contraction since the Great Recession because of the coronavirus pandemic
April 25, 2020

Hong Kong (CNN Business)South Korea’s economy just recorded its most severe contraction since the 2008 financial crisis as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on consumer demand and exports. And the worst may not be over.

The economy still grew by Continue reading

Rollout of $2 trillion stimulus package marred by glitches and breakdowns
April 25, 2020

(CNN)Not two weeks after lawmakers approved their massive $2.2 trillion spending package, committee aides, administration officials and industry lobbyists are beginning to encounter unintended — and to some extent unanticipated — consequences.

The glitches, breakdowns, frustrations and angst Continue reading

OneWeb to file for bankruptcy as effort to secure funding, including from investor SoftBank, falls through
April 25, 2020

Broadband constellation satellite operator OneWeb will file for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., likely some time Friday, after attempts to secure new funding, including from existing investor SoftBank, fell through, TechCrunch has learned. The Financial Times also reported on the Continue reading

30 Of The Worst Things That Have Ever Happened To People On A Date Shared By These People On Twitter
April 24, 2020

Dates are cringey and awkward. That’s basically the definition of it. No wonder 60% of us admit to having an escape plan to get the heck out of a bad one. Plus, it’s a muddy landscape, since 69% of singletons Continue reading