Janet Yellen, in her first meeting as Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve last week, indicated that the Fed would continue to reduce stimulus and could be on track to start raising interest rates in the near future. In response, gold prices have collapsed, losing over $100 per ounce.
Most of us take time to think about important matters that have permanent consequences. There seems to be one common exception to this truth. That exception applies to the topic of life or death issues.
While working at a newspaper, reporters often receive calls requesting coverage of some of the best and the worst scenarios. I’m glad to know we’re not the only profession beckoned, often begrudgingly, to non-stories.