Category: Economics

Time to open the friendly skies.

Time to open the friendly skies.

As I’ve previously posted, there is extremely low risk from flying. Opening up flying saves the airlines and tourist dependent regions.Allowing those with covid negative tests to fly is about the safest way to reopen economies. The US and EU should create uniform test criteria that would be accepted in all states and EU member …

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Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model – The Wall Street Journal.

Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model – The Wall Street Journal.

Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model The global economy needs a leader as lockdowns are lifted and countries fear a second wave if lockdowns are relaxed to quickly. The Swedish model can be that model and happy to see WHO endorsing it as a legitimate approach. The worst case scenarios never materialized in terms of Covid disease …

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Beware the private equity echo chamber

Beware the private equity echo chamber

This article raises 3 key issues related to private equity – 1) when there is a failed IPO do the PEs mark down the private valuation on the assumption that failed IPO implies that private value is too high?, 2) what is the process to ensure private sales and/or swaps are properly valued and arm’s …

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