The money go-round

Saturday. In the Park. Everyone is wearing a mask.

He’s back. Kim Jong Un was seen cutting a ribbon at a fertilizer plant. Apparently it’s proof that he’s alive and well and all those rumors were just a big nothing burger.

Despite a few plunges in March, the stock market has had as many ups as downs recently, even in the face of devastating business closures and unprecedented job losses. It seems disconnected from reality, although to some people it all makes sense. But if investors aren’t worried about an economic collapse, regular people are, as are economists. Even Warren Buffet is bucking the trend. How this will play out is a mystery.

Local business leaders are anxious to get the economy back into gear but are worried that moving too fast will prolong the spread of the virus and result in rolling lockdowns into the future. The Mass High Tech Council released a roadmap that outlines a measured approach to avoid this. In Amsterdam, they’re going for the doughnut, an audacious plan that exploits the crisis for long term benefit. That will be interesting to watch.

Matty Simmons, the business mind behind the National Lampoon, has died.

Jerry Seinfeld has a good hour. He’s been working on material for the last few years and this week his highly anticipated Netflix special comes out. Great.

And for those of us who would like to beat back aging and live forever, this may be some good news. Also watch out for speeding buses.

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