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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

What will schools look like when they open? See what other countries are doing

As the coronavirus pandemic slows in other countries, children are returning to classrooms with preventive measures such as face masks […]

Opinion: Russia is the world’s biggest loser from oil’s crash, and that’s reason to worry

Russia’s economy and power is highly dependent on oil and energy prices, writes George Friedman. Editor’s note: The opinions in […]

Over 4 million in US will contract coronavirus if states fully reopen: Wharton model

New numbers from the Penn Wharton Budget Model show that reopening states could cause positive coronavirus case numbers to tick as high […]

Russia’s Old ‘Trojan Horse’ Plays East Against West

Hidden away from the holiday resorts and quietly rundown villages on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast lies what locals refer to […]

The situation in China is even worse than you think, says this analyst with a history of accurate calls

Global stock markets are seeing their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis as the reality of the unprecedented COVID-19 […]

Got $500,000 and 90 days? Uruguay might have an offer for you

The way Uruguay’s president-elect sees it, his government will face a couple of problems: too few residents and too little investment. Well, […]

The No. 1 job billionaires and multimillionaires held before they got filthy rich

There are billions of reasons to do this job. Many of today’s self-made billionaires and multimillionaires held a sales job, […]

Will coronavirus kill you? Why fatality rates for COVID-19 vary wildly depending on age, gender, medical history and country

As the COVID-19 spreads, scientists are learning more about the disease’s fatality rate. “Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases […]

The Trump Presidency Is Over

When, in January 2016, I wrote that despite being a lifelong Republican who worked in the previous three GOP administrations, I would […]

Wanna Know Why Kim Jong-Un Is Smiling? He’s ‘Sitting’ on Trillions of Dollars.

North Korea has a lot of wealth–just below the surface.  by Patricia Schouker  Key point: South Korea estimates the value of the […]