Why the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die From Coronavirus
BUSINESS · HEALTH
April 12, 20204 min read, 803 words

Why the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die From CoronavirusWhy the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die From Coronavirus

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Published: April 12, 2020  |  4 min read, 803 words
This past week the S&P 500 went up 301 points, or 12 percent, its best performance in 46 years. During the same week, the reported number of Americans killed by Covid-19 went up 11,499, or 161 percent, the coronavirus’s best performance ever. So this seems like a good time to r...
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Pure Opinion
April 13, 2020
Why Author's persist in eliding the fact that much of their "reporting" is pure opinion is beyond my comprehension. Here we have a case in point. To the unknowing reader a great deal of the supposition in this piece would be taken as fact. Now, while there is some factual information presented, it is buried deep beneath the Author's fully-on-display of personal loathing for a certain individual. This does no credit to the writer and mightily undercuts whatever salient points are trying to be made. Would that journalists were more forthright with regard to their biases as opposed to engaging in elaborate masquerades. News consumers and the general public would be better for it. If you like reading puerile screeds then this article is for you. If, as I suspect, the reader is more intellectually inquisitive, steer clear of this dross. Not a worthwhile read.
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Political Agenda
April 17, 2020
While this article clearly points out the extreme disconnect between what the stock market is doing (going up) with how the average person's quality of life is doing (going down) -- it never really answers the question posed in the header (namely, WHY any of this is happening). While pointing out some legitimate concerns, it chooses to instead heap insults on Trump rather than actually provide a substantive analysis of why its really happening other than a vague nod to the recent bailouts.
April 17, 2020
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Hit Piece
April 13, 2020
There is what I consider a nugget of truth in this article, but it's buried under a pile of polemic manure. “Trump administration will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship to keep big corporations alive and profitable” is totally unsupported by evidence. The nugget of truth is Dean Baker's “investors are betting that Congress and Trump just gave them lots of money.” But even this almost-tautologically-true statement lacks the context of how much the American economy needs confidence in the future so we don't all head for bomb shelters. This article doesn't seem written to inform; rather, to reinforce people's pre-judged opinions.
April 13, 2020
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Pure Opinion
April 13, 2020
While some sections of the article have a reasonable thought basis, it's really a screed against the stock market. That sentiment is reasonable, but a more balanced, nuanced and sourced screed is needed.
April 13, 2020
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Pure Opinion
April 13, 2020
There are literally zero supporting sources, and zero useful pieces of this article. This is all anecdotal, and inflammatory.
April 13, 2020
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Sensational
April 13, 2020
There's a lot of snarky comments directed at Trump, such as "Amid all of this, Trump demonstrated that he apparently believes Covid-19 is a disease caused by bacteria, rather than a virus. The difference between bacteria and viruses is often taught around fifth grade, when children are 10 years old." It's also very sensational with sentences like this, "What would truly make the stock market skyrocket, you might think by now, would be nuclear war followed immediately by a gigantic asteroid striking Manhattan. A hideously mutated Jim Cramer, the last man on Earth, would shriek “Dow 10,000,000!” just before expiring."
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April 13, 2020
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