April 18, 2020
Inside This Issue: A Questionable Pandemic
Editor in Chief P.J. O’Rourke has just as many questions about the pandemic as a kid in quarantine homeschool. As he puts it in his letter from the editor…
The last thing the world needs is more pundits who don’t know what they’re talking about. To be completely frank – speaking strictly between you readers and myself – I sometimes even wonder if the world needs more pundits who do know what they’re talking about.
We took P.J.’s challenge to heart in this American Consequences magazine… focusing on the biggest stories that really matter in this coronavirus crisis.
We have Todd G. Buchholz, one of the clearest economic writers and thinkers in the world, tackling the big question: Does this mark the death knell of capitalism?
Then we have what might end up being one of the most controversial pieces we’ve ever published…
Financial research firm founder Porter Stansberry masterfully lays out what he calls “The ‘Big Lie’ Behind COVID-19.” Love or hate his conclusions, it is a must-read in today’s world of tyrannical lockdown orders and government overreach.
We suspect we’ll get plenty of feedback from this essay. Tell us what you think by writing to us here. And please, share it on Facebook by clicking here – we haven’t read this type of contrarian perspective stated so articulately anywhere else.
American Consequences managing editor Laura Greaver has the real stories from the viral trenches as she talks with a travel agent, a doctor, hairstylist, liquor-store owner, and wedding caterer. These are the stories that Wall Street and most of the big newspapers are completely ignoring.
Main Street journalist Salena Zito notes that coronavirus has even closed the Waffle House.
Sports professor Lars Dzikus writes that sports aren’t likely coming back any time soon.
Chaos Chronicles editor Kim Iskyan details why you can’t count on U.S. elections this November to resemble anything close to normal.
And libertarian journalist John Stossel shows how regulatory red tape has killed Americans.
Then we turn to financial matters. If you’re an investor, you can’t miss these stories…
- Longtime trader C. Scott Garliss has more than a dozen ways to profit from this new pandemic world with a COVID-19 portfolio…
- Commodity expert Bill Shaw explains why oil prices can go much, much lower than you think.
- Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller explains that we don’t face one pandemic, but two.
- And the best health care analyst in the nation, Thomas Carroll, details the new “essential” nature of cannabis in America… and shows why it may be time to invest in this beaten-down sector.
We don’t always have to take this pandemic seriously, of course…
And finally, executive editor Buck Sexton sends us his Final Word… a dispatch from the pandemic peak in New York City.
Publisher, American Consequences