Things shut down for a couple of weeks and businesses go under, people go broke, and this is the line for the food bank in Pittsburgh. Maybe the economy wasn’t that great after all.

+ The Atlantic: We Need to Start Tossing Money Out of Helicopters. “Put in a more technical and accurate manner: fiscal-monetary coordination or even outright debt monetization. Put in a manner regular people might understand: Get the central bank to create money and Congress to spend it.”

+ This is the perfect time to be starting up a business. If that business is toilet paper.

+ A barrel of oil is now cheaper than a pint of beer in Canada. (I’ll stick with the beer, oil gives me gas.)