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Former boss of the Bank of England gives his thoughts on the global economy. Its not pretty. "The world is sleepwalking towards a fresh economic and financial crisis that will have devastating consequences for the democratic market system, according to the former Bank of England governor Mervyn King. ...Read More
"Company has been accused of pro-Republican bias, in both policy and personnel, amid fears it could be broken up if a Democrat wins in 2020"
In its report, the firm said banks risk “becoming footnotes to history” as new entrants change consumer behavior. Most recent attempts by banks to boost efficiency have been “business-as-usual,” it said.
"Westerners tend to identify China’s coming political crisis with developments such as the brave, educated, and often English-speaking protests in Hong Kong. Although they undoubtably pose an annoyance to Xi Jinping’s regime, the real existential challenge to the regime derives not from China’s middle orders but from the very classes ...Read More
From the Italian Renaissance-style Lord & Taylor building on New York’s Fifth Avenue to the postmodernist landmark One Poultry in London, WeWork has swept up office space at an unprecedented rate since opening its first location in Manhattan less than a decade ago. But the shared office provider’s breakneck expansion is set for a sudden slowdown, cutting out a significant source of demand in the large urban property markets where it operates. ...Read More
As someone who sees things visually, and wonders how much money exists in the world and how, and compared to other things - that I have no education on, these info graphs are super interesting but came out two years ago, I am sure crypto has changed.
The Daily Beast talks to farmers, Inhabit.global, and discovers a network across North America laying the foundations for autonomy while this civilization is gripped with all the anxieties that climate change is bringing.
Here's a kind of interview with Yaneer Bar-Yam on some research the New Englang Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) has been working on for the past couple years. What sticks out: economics in terms of capital flows. NECSI has a lot of publicly available research on economics on their website: https://necsi.edu/economics
"The Yale philosopher Thomas Pogge argues that when it comes to global poverty, the morally relevant metric of progress is neither absolute numbers nor proportions nor even the trajectory of poor people’s incomes, but rather the extent of poverty compared to our capacity to end it. By this yardstick, he ...Read More