2020 has and continues to be a tumultous year politically, economically, financially and culturally. Here is a list of some winners and losers so far…
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
Health Care and Essential Workers Covid Response
Dr. Jill Biden
Rudy Giuliani, Jerry Fallwell Jr.
Amazon warehouse workers
AMC, Regal movie theaters
Commercial Real Estate
NFL, MLB, NCAA
Planet Fitness, gyms
U.S. Congress and Executive Branch Covid Response
With the possible exceptions of various historical inquisitions, I’m not sure there has been another time when so many well reasoned and well evidenced arguments have been so thoroughly discarded and trashed by so many.
Out of favor: Epidemiologists , journalists, college professors, MLB, Police unions, Fox News (for Trumpsters), wearing masks while in public, responsibility
In favor: Drs, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, political bloggers, online college courses, Korean baseball, BLM, OAN (for Trumpsters) tantrums when asked to wear masks in public, irresponsibility
Speaking of out of favor, I’m noticing a bit of a pushback against Trump supporters. Not just the Republican politicians running with him this November but also against anyone with a MAGA hat or Trump campaign signs on the lawn. Even in The Villages Florida (a Trump stronghold), there was a counter protest by angry residents to a Trump rally. Now this is not 1944 France where collaborators were jailed or women had their heads shaved for cozying up with the Nazis but there are a lot of angry anti Trumpsters who probably make up the majority in the present cultural war.
It would be a better use of time to remove the current relics of our country including Trump, Republican Congress etc. who still can wreak damage today than to remove past relics of the confederacy which cannot do damage.
Trump 2020 presidential campaign strategy equals Roberto Duran’s strategy against Sugar Ray Leonard in their second fight. Will Trump like Duran go to his corner mid bout (election) and cry “No Mas?”
The essential difference between investing and gambling today is where you place your order (bet).
Does anyone miss major league baseball? Anyone?