If this market hit you hard — and you’re usually blase about disaster

Here's an article to read if you've been hit hard by this unreal market, and find yourself (uncharacteristically) stunned, here's an article by someone who's in the same shoes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/business/stock-market-pandemic.html It’s Thursday morning, March 19 — four weeks into the coronavirus crash of 2020. The Dow Jones industrial average has opened down another 700 points, … Continue reading If this market hit you hard — and you’re usually blase about disaster

Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

This use of the location reporting done by my smart phone doesn't bother me. This is a matter of public concern and interest, not the usually far more objectionable use for fine-grained marketing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/24/social-distancing-maps-cellphone-location/ Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not) D.C. gets an 'A' while Wyoming earns an 'F' for following … Continue reading Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

Grocers have stepped back to old methods of inventory — and shopping is smooth again

These are the types of stories that fascinate me. After all, we have an entire planet of people who are making independent business decisions based largely on what's in front of them -- and they have to make those decisions quickly. When you consider that the coronavirus only truly because visible outside China in early … Continue reading Grocers have stepped back to old methods of inventory — and shopping is smooth again

If domestic air travel disappears, then what?

If people aren't flying domestically, doesn't seem unreasonable for the planes to stop hopping about. But, of course, things are never that easy. Having a full flight schedule meant the same crew could usually travel together, reducing their chances for the coronavirus to hit. But those planes make a profit in part off the cargo … Continue reading If domestic air travel disappears, then what?

How did the beloved local grocery Fairway fail?

Fairway has been a NYC institution for decades, known for its huge range of stock and decent (for Manhattan) prices. Selling groceries is, however, a tough job and it had a run-in with bankruptcy a few years back. Its rescue and restructuring was supposed to ensure its future, but somehow Fairway has now failed for … Continue reading How did the beloved local grocery Fairway fail?