Post Card – Estonia: A country of many faces

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Natural beauty and tech savviness make this small state a perfect remote-working destination I write this overlooking a quiet bay on the Western coast of Estonia. Nearest civilization is about half an hour’s drive away. The only background ‘noise’ is crickets and birds. Estonia is my home country, a tiny nation with a population of a mere 1.3m people, some 50 miles south of Finland. But Estonia is highly entrepreneurial and technologically advanced: it has more start-ups per capita than Silicon Valley (Skype has its roots here); fast internet is ubiquitous; electric mobility is well o
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The second quarter of 2020 is the first quarter in a long time where the combined increase in the net foreign assets of the PBOC and the state banks came close to $100b -- a typical sum back in the days when China was actively resisting appreciation pressure

I, for one, find China’s current policies in Xinjiang deplorable, but this thread gets straight to the heart of how the discourse on Xinjiang is getting derailed and why many Chinese people who would otherwise support criticism on XJ feel alienated and even attacked on the topic. https://twitter.com/chengxinpan/status/1310336009624719360

Chengxin Pan@ChengxinPan

them, using all sorts of techniques and name-calling. Again there is nothing good faith about those kinds of behaviours. Research in good faith also entails comparing China's policy to similar policies in other countries: if these are concentration camps, then do please compare

[ACTIVIDAD ECONÓMICA]

- En julio continuó recuperándose (1.1% m/m), aunque a menor ritmo que en mayo y junio, y todavía se encuentra 11.6% debajo de febrero

- En términos interanuales, el indicador oficial se contrajo 13.2%

- En el acumulado la caída fue de 12.6%

@kiguel

Speaks to breakdowns of civic-mindedness, lack of central authority, subversion of institutions, and a whole bunch of other not-great things. Tax evasion is a wonderful proxy marker.

El Director de la consultora @Poliarquia_, Eduardo Fidanza explica los problemas que atraviesa la Argentina y dónde podría estar la recuperación de la iniciativa del gobierno.
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https://www.perfil.com/noticias/reperfilar/columna-fidanza-24092020.phtml

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https://anchor.fm/andres109/episodes/La-cuarentena-desigual-ek8dss

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