May 3, 2021

first_imgIS IT TRUE Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election?…Stanley Druckenmiller, Mr. Soros’s former deputy who helped Mr. Soros score $1 billion of profits betting against the British pound in 1992, anticipated the market’s recent climb and racked up sizable gains, according to people close to the matter?…The divergent bets of the two traders are a stark reminder of the challenges even acclaimed investors have faced following Mr. Trump’s unexpected victory?…Many experts had predicted a tumble for stocks in the wake of the election, but instead the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 9.3%?…this shows how bias can inspire even intelligent people to engage in propaganda type of misinformation campaigns?IS IT TRUE it is beginning to look like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is about to be repealed and replaced by something that preserves some popular features but addresses some of the shortcomings?…the very popular features include keeping adult children on a parents policy until age 26 and mandating that pre-existing conditions do not exclude anyone from buying a policy?…there are some who are advocating for a “single payer” system where the federal government essentially becomes the custodian of both delivery of care and paying for it?…this has been done and already exists in two government programs?…the are the VA (Veteran’s Administration) and the Public Health Department?…both of these federal agencies are known for poor management but acceptable care delivery when one finally gets an appointment?…it is highly doubtful that the 80% of the population who participate in the private healthcare system will toleration VA level of service?…maybe the best and least expensive solution all along was to offer the destitute access to healthcare through the VA and Medicaid?IS IT TRUE good news was just released about the McCurdy Hotel project?…a full nine years after the former mayor of Evansville handed $900,000 to a crony and campaign donor to kick start the project, that ultimately failed and lost the taxpayers $1.4 Million, another company says the project will be completed in 2017?…the old girl is looking pretty good from the outside and we are once again encouraged that this one year project is getting finished at the end of its ninth year?…2017 is shaping up to be a watershed year for downtown Evansville?…it has been a long time coming and we hope to see more successes than failures after 40 years of continual decline?IS IT TRUE downtown Evansville while seeing a number of new eating establishments is still not immune to having businesses struggle to survive or cease operations?…it has been asked whether or not Salad World has closed?…it does seem to be closed as it hasn’t been open at some obvious times to open?…the CCO hope that Salad World stays open and finds success but it could be another casualty of downtown Evansville as well?FOOTNOTE: TODAYS ‘READERS POLL’ QUESTIONS IS: Who should be appointed Council next Finance Chairman?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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