WEEKLY SELECTION2021-04-14T16:31:50+02:00

Each week a selection of 5 op. eds. and articles to better make sense of today’s world.

Weekly Selection

16 April 2021|

Further arguments weigh in on the side of stagflation in the ongoing inflation/deflation debate. The race against global warming demands systemic change for our food system as a whole and hard choices for the individual. The geopolitical impact of the pandemic will be prolonged and profound. There are always (at least) two sides to a story – what’s happening [...]

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9 April 2021|

An essential and relatively simple response to the climate crisis is to eat less meat. Improvement in three seemingly simple areas would underpin societal wellbeing and economic sustainability. NPLs are bound to be on the up. Why are the simple solutions often the hardest to spot? Our body’s physiological and psychological state are interdependent-put simply they are inextricably linked. [...]

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2 April 2021|

GEP is measuring nature’s ‘gifts’ to Shenzhen. Current debates about inflation aren’t taking into account the importance of China. The potential for new opportunities offered by the pandemic should not be underestimated, nor should burgeoning, politicized antiscience propaganda. Not scientific in itself, but increasingly supported by science, movement can be a miracle cure. QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Inactivity is [...]

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26 March 2021|

The end of a unipolar world could be the cue for a ‘Concert of Nations’. What are the possible overtures to an overheating economy? Alternative proteins are set to change the score for food production and eating habits. Effective cognitive control equates to the right harmony of pauses, concentration and consistency. A rhythm for happiness could be as simple [...]

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19 March 2021|

How tech ghost corporations have changed the stock market and taken the capital out of capitalism. Other sectors, beyond tech, namely service industries, are set to benefit from a post COVID spending spree. In the post-pandemic era an enhanced appetite for risk and innovation could spur economic growth. Unbridled innovation in ‘the creator economy’ means everything is for sale. [...]

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12 March 2021|

Friends matter even more than we might imagine. Might we be underestimating the likelihood and impact of longer term inflation? Asian democratic technocracy is now challenging (post truth) Western Democracy’s long held status as the least worst of all political systems. Women’s rights unequivocally emerge, as a major casualty of the pandemic – mass tourism could be another. QUOTE [...]

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5 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 stay. Nothing solves poverty better than solving poverty – a basic income can do this.  But if an Ishigurian dystopia is to be avoided, this income must come with a job. Loss of smell is [...]

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26 February 2021|

Will life be better or worse in 2025? It could go either way. Better pay could lead to more jobs, not fewer.  The ongoing challenge to understand why some countries, against the odds, have fared better than others in face of the pandemic. Better batteries, ‘bigger’ and better AI feature amongst this year important technologies. How to make better [...]

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19 February 2021|

Business and central banks will weigh in on the side a circular economy.  The latter, together with re-thinking growth and retreating from nature are some of the ways to build a more resilient future. COVID-19 will probably be a feature of that future but so will a growing resilience to it. For improved resilience against other illnesses, particularly cancer, [...]

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