A hundred years ago Henry Ford suffered production shutdowns due to shortages of steel, rubber, glass and workers. But Ford could hardly have imagined the problem idling production at his eponymous company in the 21st century: not enough computer chips.
After last week, most everyone is at least aware that something weird is going on in the stock market. Shares of video game retailer Gamestop disconnected from reality and briefly surged 2,600% for the year to date.
As his first major legislative initiative, President-elect Joe Biden has proposed an ambitious Covid relief package focused on two objectives: providing much needed aid to families most impacted, and accelerating delivery of the vaccines.