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Why the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die From Coronavirus

THIS PAST WEEK the S&P 500 went up 301 points, or 12 percent, its best performance in 46 years.

During the same week, the reported number of Americans killed by Covid-19 went up 11,499, or 161 percent, the coronavirus’s best performance ever.

So this seems like a good time to reevaluate our treasured belief that a rising stock market reflects general human flourishing.

Consider a few more events that happened this week around the same time as this excited tweet from Donald Trump, who somehow is the president of the United States:


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