An Egyptian man takes a hostage at knifepoint in the Milan cathedral, threatening to slit his victim's throat. A once reputable Italian paper tells its readers that police "convinced him to lay down his weapon and release the hostage", when in fact, for everyone to see on video, police had to forcefully overwhelm him. The full and unredacted video, in turn, explodes on social media.
After it has come to light that "Black Lives Matter" is a marxist - and blatantly racist - organization that could not care less about equal opportunity but that, according to rally signs exhibited by "activists", simply wants to "kill" or "eat the rich", now the climate change scare appears to be crumbling to pieces as well: It appears we now have the Edward Snowden of climate change alarmism.
"I went through a year-long organising programme ... . We spent the year reading, anything from Marx, to Lenin, to Mao ... ". All the while Karl Marx appears himself to have been anything but fond of black people.
True science can time the market. Fake science revels in "racism".
The stock market continues to rise as we had written Thursday night was more likely than not, which does not quite seem logical given the headlines dominating world news. In a short break from pestiferous programming work, we hazard a quick attempt at a "logical" explanation "thinking around two corners".
Some reflections on the stock market post COVID-19, the immediate outlook, trading in general, and a fundamental question with regard to science in emergencies.
Some reflections, on the occasion of Pentecost, on creativity, (im)perfection, the Absolute, and the funda-"mental" state of Italy.
COVID-19, many believe, has thrown the world into unprecedented disaster, and to those believing so, the future looks bleak at best. But what if the opposite will prove to be true? Speculation is a noble occupation, futures studies an academic discipline, so we hazard a brief preview of the enormous economic and societal gains for which the COVID-19 crisis may have just sown the seeds.
COVID-19 has seemingly thrown the world into "chaos", taking away much of the safeness and certainty that had been taken for granted. When maneuvering in chaos, in order to not lose one's head, it helps to firmly keep in mind the logic of chaos.
Stock market forecasting is not an exact science. That said, the intuition of the logician with 23 years of market experience screams: "This was the bottom!" Let's see what may be behind this intuition.