Waiting for More Shoes to Drop(??)

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate its 244th(!) Independence Day this weekend, an unusual sense of uncertainty if not foreboding looms over much of the nation.

Depending on who you are (Black or White, rich or poor, employed or not) and where you live (New York City, Houston, or Spokane), the list of concerns includes:

–Will the newly resurgent pandemic once again shut down the country (and economy)?

If so, how will people pay their bills/rent/mortgage, and keep themselves and their families fed and healthy?

–Will someone you know get sick? Will someone in your household? Will you??

If so, how bad will it be?

–Will the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd lead to real change(s) in policing? What happens if there isn’t real change?

–Will the U.S. have an orderly Presidential election this Fall, that produces an outcome that the vast majority of Americans accept as legitimate?

–After the last four, head-spinning months — on top of the already vertiginous Trump years . . . what happens next?!?

Questions, Questions

While it’s easy to forget, sometimes the surprises are good, not bad.

The optimist in me says to allow room for the eminently talented, resourceful, patriotic, hard-working, and overwhelmingly decent American people to collectively find a way forward . . .

See also, “Happy 4th of July!“; “Planning For ” and Around ” July 4, 2018“; and “Real Estate Sales During a Pandemic: Hand Sanitizer, $75 Drone Shoots, and “Covid-19 Clauses”.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.
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