May 312020
Automatic Earth (Not) In Athens

Monastiraki Square deserted due to lockdown, Athens, Greece 2020   Well, actually, there is no Automatic Earth in Athens right now. But we’re working on it. And I have had a hard time finishing articles recently for some reason. It may be because it’s virustime, and it’s certainly because of the lockdown. People are social animals, and I am no exception. Living alone and working alone makes it more extreme. Not that I have changed my mind on lockdowns; they

May 302020
Debt Rattle May 30 2020

Edward Hopper Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina 1929   • Protests Spread Nationwide: Minnesota Curfew, White House Locks Down (JTN) • Unsanitized: Social Unrest When There’s Nothing to Lose (Dayen) • Trump Orders His Administration To Begin Eliminating Hong Kong Privileges (R.) • Trump Says US To Withdraw From WHO. Does He Have The Authority To Do It? (NPR) • Twitter Targets Trump Again, Flagging Tweet After Executive Order (SAC) • Coronavirus Sinks US Consumer Spending As Savings Hit Record

May 292020
Debt Rattle May 29 2020

Edward Hopper Railroad crossing 1923   • Half of Britain Is Broke – And The Other Half Is Richer Than Ever (G.) • Trump Signs Order Targeting Social Media Firms’ Legal Protections (Hill) • Police Precinct Torched inThird Night Of Rioting In Minneapolis (R.) • 7 Shot During Protests In Louisville (NBC) • Why Do Protestors Loot Shops Without Forming Private Equity Firm? (Onion) • The Hertz Story Isn’t What You Think (Ben Hunt) • EU Not In Mood To

May 282020
Debt Rattle May 28 2020

Edward Hopper Railroad crossing 1926   • Questions Raised Over HCQ Study Which Caused WHO To Halt Trials (G.) • India Invites Scepticism As It Sticks By Hydroxychloroquine (SCMP) • South Korea Could Face Return To Restrictions After Spike In New Cases (G.) • Hong Kong Is No Longer Autonomous From China, US Determines (SCMP) • China Approves Hong Kong Draft Security Law (NBC) • Hong Kong’s ‘Significance Is Eroding’, As Trump Considers Next Move (SCMP) • US And China

May 272020
Debt Rattle May 27 2020

G. G. Bain Metropolitan Opera baritone Giuseppe De Luca, New York 1920   • Despite The Hype, Gilead’s Remdesivir Will Do Nothing To End The Coronavirus Pandemic (Lerner) • WHO Expects Hydroxychloroquine Safety Findings By Mid-June (R.) • Antibody Tests For COVID19 Wrong Up To Half The Time – CDC (CNN) • Coronavirus Cases Are On The Rise In 20 US States (R.) . • Coronavirus Uses Same Strategy As HIV To Dodge Immune Response (SCMP) • China’s Top Virus

May 262020
Debt Rattle May 26 2020

G. G. Bain Temporary footpath, Manhattan Bridge 1908   • 8,000 Additional Deaths In Mexican Capital As Coronavirus Rages – Study (R.) • Brazil Surpasses US In Daily Coronavirus Death Toll (R.) • WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial For Coronavirus Amid Safety Fears (G.) • Tail Risk Of Contagious Diseases – Cirillo/Taleb (Nature) • 44% of Republicans Think Bill Gates Will Use Vaccine To Implant Microchip (BI) • China’s Coronavirus Campaign Offers Glimpse Into Surveillance System (R.) • Chinese City To

May 252020
Debt Rattle May 25 2020

Unknown Mark Twain (center, white suit) and a kitten (brown fur, left of center) at Tuxedo Park 1907   • More Patients Than Beds In Mumbai As India Faces Surge In Virus Cases (R.) • How Russia’s Coronavirus Crisis Got So Bad ( • Coronavirus Forces 100,000 NY Small Businesses To Close Permanently (Patch) • Big Pharma Rejected EU Plan To Fast-Track Vaccines In 2017 (G.) • Why Isn’t the Dollar Collapsing Given Trillions in Printing? (Mish) • Japan Eyes

May 242020
Debt Rattle May 24 2020

Walker Evans Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi 1936   • Trump: ‘I Have A Chance To Break The Deep State’ (Attkisson) • The Influential Evangelical Group Mobilizing To Reelect Trump (IC) • Over 4,300 Virus Patients Sent To NY Nursing Homes (AP) • Cuomo Tries To Deflect Blame Of Nursing Home COVID19 Deaths On To Trump (Fox) • Russia Reports 153 Coronavirus Deaths, Highest Daily Toll Yet (R.) • Dominic Cummings Must Quit Over Lockdown Drive – Tory MP (R.) •

May 232020
Debt Rattle May 23 2020

Adam Zyglis The son of man May 19 2020   • US Grants Tentative OK For 15 Air Carriers To Cut Service To 75 Airports (R.) • UK Confirms 14-Day Quarantine Post-Travel (Y!) • Remdesivir Study Finds Mortality Too High For Standalone Treatment (ZH) • NIH Trial: Redesivir Works Best In COVID Patients On Oxygen (R.) • US Veterans Agency Has Given HCQ To 1,300 Coronavirus Patients (R.) • COVID19 ‘Taking Different Path In Africa’, Says WHO (G.) • Peruvian

May 222020
Debt Rattle May 22 2020

Cave of swimmers, Gilf Kebir plateau, Sahara c6000 BCE   • Just 7.3% Of Stockholm Had COVID19 Antibodies By End Of April (G.) • Brazil Suffers Record Daily Coronavirus Death Toll, Soon To Be World No. 2 (R.) • Which US States Meet WHO Recommended Testing Criteria? (Johns Hopkins) • US Layoffs Spread Despite Businesses Reopening (R.) • New Zealand Discussing ‘Helicopter Money’ Handouts To Stimulate Economy (R.) • Washington State Loses 100s Of Millions Of Dollars In Unemployment Fraud