WEEKLY SELECTION2021-07-14T07:47:51+02:00

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

Weekly Selection

21 May 2021|

Can we be ready for the inevitable and imminent disruption due to AI?  The perennity of any recovery depends on how ready policy makers are to deal with foreseeable risks. Can the big food companies be as nimble as the competition in the race towards veganism? Burnout is widespread and now the science corroborates that excessive working hours can [...]

Weekly Selection

14 May 2021|

Active pursuit of solutions across the board could be a source of cautious climate optimism. While optimism is challenged by the inevitability of the next global disaster, policy can make a difference. Central bank policy is adapting to a shifting world. Why a future China – US conflict falls into the realm of realism, not pessimism. A virtuous circle [...]

Weekly Selection

7 May 2021|

Some warming up means the engine of the US economy is running again. It is unrealistic to expect the ‘rest’ to rise homogenously – it won’t. Tailoring expectations can lead to happiness – but it might not be quite what you expected. Our future resilience depends on recognizing the critical importance (and fragility) of our biosphere. If we attribute [...]

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30 April 2021|

Silicon Valley no longer has the monopoly on high growth sectors. Exponentials work both ways: exponential (virus) decay could be faster than we initially dared to hope. Current demand trends are good for wood. “Legal but potentially lethal” describes the processed food concoctions we are ‘taught’ to crave.  Workers’ wellbeing, productivity, office life, home life: getting the right balance is [...]

Weekly Selection

23 April 2021|

AI could threaten the very fabric of society, but it doesn’t have to – we have a choice. US now sees China as the major threat – the choice for democracies of how to respond to this will not be straightforward. For many, COVID has changed their life/work choices. We have no choice but to protect the soil if [...]

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 [...]

Weekly Selection

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. [...]

Weekly Selection

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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