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We take a look at how societal events can reveal the extent that human psychology influences short term stock market activity (00:52) and how people's subjective thoughts about leaders can also have substantial effect on the market and their perception of the economy (17:55).  We also discuss the coronavirus and reasons why it has dominated our consciousness even though the flu may be a bigger risk (34:54) and Alan Dershowitz’s dangerous advocacy for an omnipotent president on the Senate floor (50:33).

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SHOW NOTES

Dow rises more than 100 points in late comeback, erases a 244-point drop

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/30/us-futures-point-to-sharply-lower-open-on-wall-street.html

The Stock Market Is Slumping as Coronavirus Concerns Overshadow Tesla and Microsoft

https://www.barrons.com/articles/coronavirus-fears-set-to-weigh-on-u-s-stocks-despite-tesla-and-microsoft-cheer-51580384553

Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach says the 'biggest risk' for markets in 2020 is a Bernie Sanders win

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jeffrey-gundlach-on-bernie-sanders-risk-150327797.html

Trump vs. Obama — who had the best 3rd year stock market gains?

https://www.financial-planning.com/opinion/stock-market-performance-after-3-years-donald-trump-and-barack-obama

You Should Be Absolutely Furious Over Donald Trump’s $1 Trillion Deficit

https://slate.com/business/2020/01/trumps-billion-dollar-deficit-should-make-you-furious.html

As coronavirus spreads, so does misinformation. Here are some relevant facts

https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200131/as-coronavirus-spreads-so-does-misinformation-here-are-some-relevant-facts

You Can Now Go to Jail in China for Criticizing Beijing’s Coronavirus Response

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5xykx/you-can-now-go-to-jail-in-china-for-criticizing-beijings-coronavirus-response

Coronavirus Lurking in Feces May Reveal Hidden Risk of Spread

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-01/coronavirus-lurking-in-feces-may-reveal-hidden-risk-of-spread

Trump impeachment trial: Senators question House managers, Trump lawyers

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/silent-senators-begin-submitting-written-questions-impeachment-trial/story?id=68594255

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