Well, that’s embarrassing. I said just this morning that I wasn’t going to be posting any more to the Steem blockchain, but here I am. I’m experiencing an odd bug on the Hive blockchain. I can log on just fine at both hive.blog and peakd.com but have been having trouble posting. Voting and commenting work fine but top-level posts are an issue. For those, I get this error message:
Missing Posting Authority preparedwombat
even though I’m logged in with my posting key. Even stranger, I was able to get a teeny “test” post to work, once. A similar second test, from the same device/browser, failed. So, here I am, back on the Steem blockchain. Go figure.
It’s now my 10th day of semi-quarantine, a situation more and more of you are experiencing. I noticed something while taking my dog for a walk. Much like right after 9/11, there are no contrails in the sky:
Although shoppers have depleted grocery store shelves of some items, so far restocking is mostly keeping up with demand. But what happens to the supply chain if the pandemic causes shortages of truck drivers or farm workers?
In another sign that grocery stores are struggling to cope with satisfying demand for food,
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an order called “Care for Children of Families of Emergency Workers,” which classified grocery store employees as “essential tier 2 workers” and therefore “critical to the response of COVID-19.”
Going deep into the weeds, Jeff Thomas takes a look at what happens to food supplies during hyperinflation. Certainly we’re nowhere near that point now, but central banks all over the planet are suddenly creating currency in massive amounts. At some point, that will likely cause some crazy level of inflation down the road.
A person asked me if covering the 2008 crisis was this grim. No. It was awful. And scary. I left the NYT newsroom shaken on many nights.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) March 19, 2020
But this is far worse. A terrifying, world altering health crisis with a financial crisis strapped to its back and poised to explode.
Twin Cities clinics are running low on cotton swabs.
Why things are about to get worse:
Italian hospitals are overwhelmed: