Your Intrepid Reporter Hits The Hotspot, by Becky Akers

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New York City, once a shining symbol of capitalism, will never be the same. From Becky Akers at lewrockwell.com:

Ah, New York City! That most communist of dystopias, with more politicians and bureaucrats—and four-legged rats, too—per square inch than anywhere else in the universe, closets that the denizens mistake for apartments, thoroughfares ankle-deep in trash, neurotics galore, traffic jams 24/7, and a profound ignorance of and contempt for places more civilized.

Relieving the sordidness and misery are world-class restaurants—oh, wait: Our Rulers closed them. Well, how about an afternoon at Manhattan’s renowned museums? Nope, government shut them, too, though they’re still fleecing us for their upkeep. (Nor does the normal rate of plunder satisfy; as the Met confesses, “We’re joining the American Alliance of Museums to ask Congress to add $4B”–as in billion—”in relief funding to museums and cultural nonprofits.” I suppose all the newly unemployed…

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In Germany, where coronavirus is at bay, synagogues prepare to reopen — JPost.com – Homepage

The council recommended that those who wish to attend services register with their synagogues in advance.

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David Stockman on the Real Reason Why the Government Shutdown Caused an Economic Collapse, by David Stockman

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Stupid monetary and fiscal policy for the last few decades leave the US in no shape to handle the blow from the coronavirus response. From David Stockman at internationalman.com:

International Man: Is the government’s reaction to COVID-19 worse than the virus itself? What are your thoughts?

David Stockman: I think for once, Donald Trump was right when he worried out loud the other day that the cure may be far worse than the disease.

Governors—mostly Democratic governors and mayors of major areas of the country—have imposed Lockdown Nation. It’s a complete economic disaster.

It’s a wrong policy from a public health point of view and an economic point of view.

It is hitting, like a ton of bricks, a highly fragile and vulnerable economy that was living hand to mouth anyway because of the kind of highly counterproductive monetary and fiscal policies and debt build-up we’ve had…

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The Destructive Effects of the Coronavirus Relief Package, by Thorsten Polleit

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Expect the government to do the worst things possible to the economy as part of its coronavirus response. From Thorsten Polleit at mises.org:

Governments and their central banks have put together mega–bailout packages. In the US, President Donald J. Trump has signed off on a $2 trillion “virus relief package” amounting to around 10 percent of the US gross domestic product. It is meant to provide massive financial support—in the form of loans, tax breaks, and direct payments—to large and small businesses as well as individuals whose revenue and income have been destroyed by the politically dictated “lockdown.”

What is more, the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) has provided a colossal “backstop” to financial markets. It injects ever higher amounts of central bank money into the financial system by buying up all sorts of credit instruments—not only government bonds, but also mortgage debt, corporate bonds, commercial papers, etc. The…

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TRAGIC: 85% of Living Donor Transplants Are Not Taking Place Today Due to Fauci’s Lockdown Rules (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Former Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center Dr. Scott Atlas appeared on FOX News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton on Sunday night to discuss his popular column on the coronavirus titled, ‘Science says: It’s time to start easing the lockdowns’ in the New York Post. Dr. Atlas argued that multiple recent studies…

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Some US states reopening as coronavirus could push jobless rate to 16% — JPost.com – Homepage

Another wave of states prepared to ease coronavirus restrictions on US commerce this week, despite health experts warning there is still too little diagnostic testing.

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“It’s a Horror Movie… Patients Left to Rot and Die” – Nurse Practitioner Posts Alarming Video on Abuse and Malpractice of Elderly NYC COVID Victims — The Gateway Pundit

A very disturbing video was posted by a nurse practitioner Sara P. that is making the rounds today. The woman discusses the nightmare situation at New York City hospitals battling the coronavirus. The woman says her friend is a nurse at one of the hospitals in New York City. The conditions sound like a horror…

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