COVID-19 Note #23

2021-04-15T10:17:54+02:0015 March 2021|

One year in and the race towards herd immunity is on. But the pace of the race and who is currently out in front [...]

Weekly Selection

2021-04-15T11:34:11+02:005 March 2021|

Authoritarianism is at the same time China’s greatest strength and an innate weakness. If history is anything to go by, populism is here to [...]

Monthly Barometer

2021-02-19T12:21:11+01:0031 January 2019|

Global economic data continues to weaken, with contractionary forces taking hold around the world. However, contraction doesn’t mean recession: growth is slowing but expansion isn’t [...]

Weekly Selection

2021-01-29T11:22:10+01:0026 January 2019|

Tyler Cowen, “The U.S.-China Cold War Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better” The US and China are “carving out separate economic and political orders,” marked by a “collapse of trust”. This will lead to a bidirectional blockade on travel and investment as national security considerations prevail. What does this mean in practice? There will be two separate internets; US tech companies will be kept out of China, and vice versa; and so on. The winners: lower-wage nations like Bangladesh and Vietnam. The losers: nations like Germany and Singapore that wish to keep strong commercial ties to both the US and China (reads in 6-7 min).

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