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USA Economy: How to spend $2 trillion – Politico commentary

By RENUKA RAYASAMCAITLIN EMMA and MICHAEL GRUNWALD  – 03/25/2020 09:26 PM EDT
THIS ISN’T A BAILOUT. OR A STIMULUS — The $2 trillion bipartisan coronavirus legislation that Congress is finalizing this evening is more than twice the size of America’s biggest economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act. It’s also more than twice the size of America’s biggest corporate bailout, President George W. Bush’s 2008 Wall Street rescue. But even though it’s supposed to help the shattered economy and save failing businesses, it’s not primarily a stimulus bill or a bailout bill.

No, this is a disaster aid bill. And it’s nearly 25 times the size of the record-breaking disaster bill Congress passed after the deadly hurricanes of 2017. And this time, the disaster is just starting to unfold. It’s as if Congress is sending money to the coast just as the hurricane is reaching the shore, because the levees are already breaking.

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MAPS: Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa

 

The True Size of Africa Map

Mapped: The True Size of Africa

Take a look at any map, and it’s clear that the African continent is a big place.

However, despite the common perception that Africa is a large landmass, it’s still one that is vastly underestimated by most casual map viewers.

The reason for this is that the familiar Mercator map projection tends to distort our geographical view of the world in a crucial way — one that often leads to misconceptions about the relative sizes of both countries and continents.

A Geographical Jigsaw        Continue reading

VIDEO: Stock Market Crash 2020 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression !! – OPINION

VIDEO: Stock Market Crash 2020 Will Be Worse Than The Great Depression !!

Epic Economist – 11 March 2020 – For the last two weeks the US stock market has been tanking all across the board. It looks as if a major stock market crash is upon the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been swinging approximately for 1,000 points in multiple days within the last two weeks. The stock market traders have been panicking because the market has just turned out to be a rollercoaster that they have not seen for many years. The market has been very volatile with up to 4.5 percent movements in a day and all investors are unaware of what will happen next. There is a lot of panic as investors fear that the market will continue tanking because economic indicators are indicating that a big stock market crash will happen.            Continue reading

VIDEO: The Truth Behind The Coronovirus Pandemic; Lockdown and Economic Crash – David Icke

DAVID ICKE – THE TRUTH BEHIND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: COVID-19 LOCKDOWN & THE ECONOMIC CRASH

VIDEO: How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

With restrictions tightened on businesses and daily activity, residents are grappling with uncertainty about resources, health care and their paychecks.

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ECONOMICS: Will there be another Great Depression? – The Guardian UK

Government indecision amid the coronavirus crisis has fuelled fears of a long recession – unless there is a huge fiscal response
Unemployed men eat soup in Washington, circa 1935.
 Unemployed men eat soup in Washington, circa 1935. Photograph: Archive Photos/Getty Images

Such was the scale of the global market crash last week in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the spectre of the 1929 Wall Street rout and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s has been raised. Comparisons no longer seem fanciful.

The failure of the US and the UK to swing into action with a wide range of mitigation measures – despite the lessons of Italy’s slow response to the spread of Covid-19 – has heightened concerns that a sustained, epochal downturn lies in wait.          Continue reading

Women and Examples from Ghana — by Francis Quamina Farrier 

Map of Ghana

Women and Examples from Ghana — by Francis Quamina Farrier

On Friday March 6, the West African country of Ghana, celebrated its sixty third Independence Anniversary with pomp and ceremony. Last Sunday, countries around the world observed “International Women’s Day” with a range of activities. As such, I have decided to merge these two annual events in this Feature Article.

In more recent years Ghana has been focusing more on higher education for the young women of the country. The education of girls and young women is now increasing in tertiary education as never before. Last year (2019) the country observed “The Year of Return”, when Africans in the Diaspora, whether born in Africa or of African heritage, were encouraged to visit Ghana to mark the 400 anniversary of the commencement of the Atlantic Slave Trade of which Ghana was a participant both as victim and enabler.       Continue reading

Coronavirus Pandemic & Paranoia vs Fearing, Caring & Sharing – By Yvonne Sam

  By Yvonne Sam – Commentary

Amidst the panic what message are we sending to the kids.

The news has been received—Yes, the coronavirus is here. Fear Not.

But mass panic is also here- FEAR.

As a health care professional for more than four decades, there is very little to which I have not been exposed in my profession – HIV, whooping cough, tuberculosis, shingles, measles, hepatitis, diphtheria. And with noteworthy exception of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Acute Syndrome), very little has left me feeling vulnerable, overwhelmed or straight-out scared.            Continue reading

Guyana Closes International Airports In Effort to Deal with Coronavirus

No flights will be allowed into Guyana, except for cargo flights, planes that have to make technical stops and special authorized flights.

(Caribbean360) – GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday March 17, 2020 – Guyana’s major ports of entry will be closed from midnight tomorrow as authorities try to stem the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has resulted in one death in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation.          Continue reading

Medical: Why Covid-19 is so dangerous for older adults – VOX

Older people and people with chronic illness are at greater risk, and how we respond to the threat affects everyone.

Now, that data, along with emerging research from Italy — the second-most-affected country in the world — is showing just how dangerous Covid-19 is for older people, and others with with heart, lung, and immunological conditions.      Continue reading

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