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A rash of early retirements could be bad for the economy

3.2 million — How many more baby boomers retired in the 3rd quarter of 2020 than during the same period last year
3.2 million — How many more baby boomers retired in the 3rd quarter of 2020 than during the same period last year
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No Mercy No Malice

Elon Musk, Robinhood, and SPACs all seem to be inflating the next big bubble

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019.
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Number of the Day

Women tend to fare better than men in most recessions. Not this one.

Marker # of the Day: 54% Women’s share of overall job losses due to Covid-19, despite making up only 39% of global employment
Marker # of the Day: 54% Women’s share of overall job losses due to Covid-19, despite making up only 39% of global employment
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Covid broke the Lipstick Index and a lot of other economic indicators. Here’s what should replace them.

Illustration: Rose Wong


Illustration: Nick Sheeran

Why you have just as good of a shot in an economic downturn


The author of ‘Radical Uncertainty’ on why building resilience matters more than predicting the future

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No Mercy No Malice

Over the past decade, the Big Four have been destroying their competitors. Covid-19 is just finishing the job.


Advice from someone who, unfortunately, has some battle scars on this topic

A hand in between a row of falling dominoes to stop them from knocking over the rest.
A hand in between a row of falling dominoes to stop them from knocking over the rest.
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No Mercy No Malice

Why we shouldn’t bail out the airlines and cruise companies

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