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( 4 mins read ) Recessions are expensive. Output is permanently lost; and often potential growth is reduced too. In an earlier Global Letter, 1 we reproduced path-breaking calculations made for the UK by the late Christopher Dow. Studying the
( 7 mins read ) The basic science has long been known: but the planet is warming faster than expected. COVID-19 is a sharp reminder of humankind’s fragility and its linkages with the natural world. Headlines understandably focus on its
( 6 mins read ) The EU’s recovery programme is a potential game changer for the economy and the single currency. Decisive moment In his memoirs, European visionary and revered French diplomat Jean Monnet asserted that: “Europe will be forged
( 7 mins read ) Recessions not only reduce output: they also reduce productive potential It is a good moment to reflect on the teachings of those with long experience of recessions. One master was J. C. R. Dow, 1
( 16 mins read ) Universal high speed internet access – or a sky full of debris Soon, all our constellations could be LEO What they are Thousands of satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), able to provide high-speed internet and
( 16 mins read ) Re-educating the immune system Harnessing our natural immunity to treat, and even cure, cancer. What they are Immunotherapies are a class of medical treatments that use the body’s own immune system to fight disease, typically
( 4 mins read ) The real challenge, for policy and more, will come after the virus recession is over. You wouldn’t choose to start from here. But the reality is that after a long, hesitant, and uneven upswing, the
( 4 mins read ) The Bank of England has come under attack for cutting rates. This is unfair and misguided. Back to the bottom The Bank of England has followed the example of the Federal Reserve, and slashed its
( 11 mins read ) Below1 are the key numbers2 relating to climate change, and some fundamental implications Definitions and facts Main greenhouse gases (GHGs): carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O).3 Global warming potential (GWP): differs
Where does @KamalaHarris stand on foreign policy?
We asked her 12 questions on topics including China, trade, and climate ⤵️ https://on.cfr.org/33NiwUU
[email protected]'s account in AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE of chain of Ponzi finance stretching from Fukien province to Boston via Guangzhou, Bengal, and London that led to tea party and revolution is wonderfully written and fills a major gap in understanding why the revolution happened.
A 1948 Japanese map of the American Civil War.
The numbered places demarcate major battles and significant sites in a roughly chronological fashion.
Without a legend or even state lines, though, the map is exceedingly difficult to read.
I guess today would be a good day to mention that I have a new book coming out in a month.
I'm sorry, but you do not belong in the #UK. #France - or several other countries you might travel through to get to the British Isles - are safe... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/if-they-stop-us-ill-drown-myself-refugees-pushed-to-the-brink-in-calais-lmhfg89b0
"Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday." @TheKoreaHerald http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200811000939
Excited about this. Few sci-fi writers have their pulse on the zeitgeist like @NB_Chris.
I wrote the book during a year of three major personal life events, the full spectrum of grief and joy, and that intensity of feeling probably shows up in the book.
[email protected] Editorial Board: "As a Peterson Institute for International Economics report explained last month, “the market for capital is global. Shutting out Chinese firms from listing in the United States would not deny these firms access to US capital.”"
The headline and the accompanying image are great but it's amusing watching Brexit Britain to relearn what trade negotiations are like.
👏 Bravo @BBCNews 👏
My new book FAILED STATE is out today from @HarperVoyagerUS. It's the story of people trying to build a better future from the ruins of the nation they broke—and a lawyer trying to play competing factions against each other in a gamble to save his own skin