The Coming Post-Pandemic Economic Boom

Live concerts, sporting events and, yes, even cruise ship travel are experiencing a boom in pent-up consumer demand and serves as a analog for many industries that will benefit as the pandemic fades from view.

From Kansas City to Kuala Lumpur, there is now a palpable sense that much of the world, with some unfortunate exceptions in India, Japan and elsewhere, is slowly returning to a pre-March 2020 normalcy.

As of this writing, more than 50% of U.S. citizens are fully vaccinated. Mask mandates have either been entirely rescinded in states where they were once in effect or there are plans to drop them…