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Black Swan in March

It’s been a lousy month of March so far (Mar 12th as I write this) for the globe.

The human beings in this planet are under threat from an invisible-to-the-naked-eye enemy that is spreading at an alarming rate and targeting the elderly for the kill.

COVID-19, CoronaVirus, Exponential Growth, Social Distancing, Fatality Rate, Pandemic, Flatten the curve are some terms on everyone’s lips. There are real experts and there are others.

Companies have forced people to work from home. Large events have been cancelled. Travel plans are being rescheduled. Disneyland is shut down. A tiny microbe has the power to stop capitalism dead cold in its tracks. Many humans are suffering, though.

The stock market has been forced to react. It can’t deal with uncertainty and is throwing a fit. People are injecting liquidity, cutting payroll taxes as if the virus will listen. Even the market is not listening.

In the history of the world the word “testing” has not been uttered as many times as in the month of March. Some central body has the gumption to prevent conscientious soldiers on the front line from doing their job. Decentralization needs to work. Alas, bitcoin decided to throw a fit too.

There is realization that other countries in the world can do somethings better than good’ol USA.

Hoping this thing subsides in the next 2-3 months, so we can go back to our old ways again. That was tongue in cheek, but we can’t talk about the face now. My face is the loneliest part of my body now 🙂