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Global housing meltdown (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Global meltdown (via email)By: Alice Kantor Date: 2 August 2022 "Housing slowdown? Try a possible global meltdown. As economies flash recession signals, cracks are forming in housing markets that surged in the first years of the pandemic. In New Zealand, which has been the world’s frothiest real estate market, prices are plunging and homes...

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Western Europe’s cynicism about Ukrainian suffering (FT)

Introduction LO: Simon Kuper is a great writer and he proves it again, below. This must-read article should make you think (again) about the various European and the American position(s) in this war between Russia and Ukraine. Yesterday, the EU announced its backing of the EU candidate status of Ukraine (and Moldova ! ). Its “assessment [is] based on the...

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America’s Interests in Ukraine (George Friedman)

GeoPolitical Futures title: America’s Interests in Ukraine By: George Friedman Date: 31 May 2022 "Nearly every time Russia has been invaded, it has been saved by its strategic depth. Russia can’t truly be defeated without first taking Moscow, and it is a long way to Moscow. From Napoleon to Hitler, invaders from the west had to try to reach the capital city before...

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Ohlala, the sighs of French relief

The media claim that the French president comfortably won his re-election by about 16 points (58 vs 42). In and of itself, this is true. A conspiracy site claims that the election was stolen by vote tampering and by the EU. Both sides fail to recognise or appreciate how close Le Pen was from winning this election. The media like to paint Le Pen and her party as...

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The victim to offender cycle

In past centuries, Russia was invaded several times by (a.o.): Turkey (1570-1572), Poland (1609-1618), Sweden (1708-1709), France (1812), Japan (1918-1922), and Germany (1941). The roles were reversed after WW2. To date, Russia invaded Georgia (2008), Crimea and Donbas (both 2014) and Ukraine (2022). The above paragraph is an (international)...

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We’re Fine Without Facebook, German and French Ministers Say (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: We’re Fine Without Facebook, German and French Ministers SayBy: William Horobin and Zoe SchneeweissDate: 7 February 2022 "Meta Platforms Inc.’s veiled threat to quit Europe because of blocked talks over privacy rules was more like music to the ears of two top German and French politicians. “After being hacked I’ve lived without Facebook and Twitter...

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