Look at a well-heeled publication like the Financial Times today and you’ll see that investors are in “uproar” about President Joe Biden’s proposed capital gains tax hike on the superrich. Today we kindly — eh, maybe not-so-kindly — ask everyone to pump the brakes a bit. Plus: vaccine nationalism, D.C. statehood and much more on this jam-packed happy hour episode.
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- “U.S. defends restrictions on export of COVID-19 vaccine raw materials amid India’s request to lift ban” from the Hindu
- “Some mass vaccination sites in U.S. close as demand begins to fall.” from The New York Times
- “CDC, FDA lift pause on using J&J’s coronavirus vaccine, add safety warning” from CNN
- “JPMorgan apologises for backing breakaway football Super League” from the Financial Times
- “Investors in uproar over Biden’s proposed capital gains tax rise” from the Financial Times
- The topics we covered in Half Full/Half Empty: tax credits for vaccine time off, D.C. statehood, Overtime Sports, U.S. gas emissions and LeVar Burton hosting “Jeopardy!”
- Finally, here’s a link to join the fan-run Make Me Smart Discord server
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