Bloomberg: Here is How We Make the US Look Great

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      Passionate Progressive
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      The Bloomberg tweet is somewhat unexplainable. It was evidently much better to be in China, Vietnam or New Zealand during the pandemic than to be in the U.S. – at least if one wanted to be free to travel within the country, stay employed and alive. So what explains that nonsense ranking in the tweet?

      Evidently the Bloomberg authors who came up with this have put their fingers on the scale:

      Now, the ability to essentially turn back the clock and return to pre-pandemic times is taking on an even greater significance.Central to that is an economy’s openness to the world, and that’s why we’ve introduced a new element—Reopening Progress—to Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking. Two new metrics capture the ease of moving in and out of a place and how much air travel has recovered, alongside our 10 other measures tracking mortality rates to infection counts, freedom of movement to economic growth.

      This pivot has ushered in dramatic changes to the ranks. The U.S. is now No. 1, .

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      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

    • #432432
      Utopian Leftist
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      are pointing to an increase in wealth for someone, the wealthy are allowed to spout any old nonsensical drivel that seeps out of their ass/faces.

      It SHOULD matter that all that wealth is going to the .01 percent, but the media NEVER phrases the truth as a matter of class.

      First rule of fight club is, we don’t talk about fight club. First rule of Oligarchic Narrative Control: we don’t discuss the class warfare that the wealthy wage against the rest, every day of every year.

      "All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky
      “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Krishnamurti

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      jwirr
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      “Look great” – as opposed to actually being great?

      jwirr

    • #432443
      David the Gnome
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      Write stupid articles full of elite ignorance and hubris?  Nah.  For most of us, it still looks more like Bloomber… Err, bad, you know, like shit.

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