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WEEKLY SELECTION2021-11-10T13:57:12+01:00
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Each week a selection of 5 op. eds. and articles to better make sense of today’s world.

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30 September 2022|

Russian insiders view escalation of Putin’s war as inevitable. Business chief economists view inflation, recession and a cost of living crisis into 2023 as unavoidable. Rogoff’s view is that things will get even worse for the UK before they get better. Focus on four pillars: faith (or adhering to a belief system), family, friends and work can be the [...]

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23 September 2022|

Falling green technology costs mean that transitioning to clean energy will be cheaper than not doing so. Meaningful conversations can change minds. Macroeconomic uncertainty inevitably plays out in business decision-making. Consistently buying-in innovation rather than internally developing it is a trap to be avoided. Motivation is key, this can only come from within - identify what you enjoy rather [...]

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9 September 2022|

Why the social-media-created collective contempt for truth risks seriously undermining social and political life as we know it. How the tech billionaires who helped create this dystopia are planning to protect themselves (not the rest of us) from its fallout. In Europe, immediate protection again energy prices must not delay incentives to save energy. Using economic sanctions as a [...]

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2 September 2022|

Just how good AI is getting needs to be taken seriously. How China-US rivalry could be a source of self-renewal not mutual destruction. Whatever measures the government takes, its burst real-estate bubble remains a threat to the Chinese economy. The current geopolitical crisis in Europe should be harnessed to spur speedy execution in critical areas of innovation. Fitness fads [...]

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26 August 2022|

Why global economic and political turbulence would flow from a Chinese water crisis. For different reasons, China and Russia ‘enjoy’ trade surpluses, but for both this is a sign of weakness. After 6 months Russia is not winning the war in Ukraine, but this doesn’t mean Ukraine will. Why a ‘good-enough’ life can prove more than good enough. Mind [...]

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19 August 2022|

Big brother is monitoring and measuring how we work. It's time for India to join the UN Security Council. The dramatic collapse of a crypto hedge fund. The power of effective altruism. Higher intelligence does’t only look like us [...]

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12 August 2022|

The disproportionate power of dis- and misinformation. The exponential effect of human activity on the severity of climate anomalies. The Chinese record-breaking trade surplus exposed as a weakness. The energy-challenges facing Europe this winter don’t need to be catastrophic. The rich relationship that asks only that you be yourself - it’s called friendship [...]

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5 August 2022|

What’s wrong with today’s world order. What motivates the messianic self-deprivation of tech CEOs. Why the economy is giving off strange, hard to interpret, vibes. The mathematical mystery of zero. Why falling back in love with reading is one of the most cognitively beneficial things we can do [...]

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29 July 2022|

Why drought management is no longer optional. How the Kremlin’s propaganda machine is outpacing the EU - with serious consequences. Why the Chinese property market could be in for a hard landing. Some experts’ reflections on the pros and cons of remote working. Making the right decision isn’t as rational a process as we might think is. [...]

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