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Balancing competition and cooperation (3)

The 1978 term "winter of discontent" is popular once again, for various reasons (eg, 2021 global energy crisis, 2022 food crises, 2021-2022 global supply chain crisis). Citizens blame their governments (eg, DutchNews). The EU blames the national governments for acting late or not all (eg, Wiley, T&F online). Balancing competition versus cooperation is hard. See...

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The War (GPF)

GeoPolitical Futures (GPF) title: The WarBy: George Friedman Date: 13 September 2022 "During World War II, one needed to say only “the war” for others to know what was being discussed. We have reached the same point with the Russo-Ukrainian war. This is not what the Russians expected to happen. They expected the war to be over quickly because they regarded their...

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Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Shows Time Isn’t on Putin’s Side (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg opinion title: Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Shows Time Isn’t on Putin’s Side Bloomberg opinion subtitle: Russia’s president is overestimating the weakness of Europe’s democracies and underestimating Ukraine’s willingness to fight. By: Leonid Bershidsky Date: 8 September 2022 "A battle for initiative is raging in southern and eastern Ukraine, and signs...

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Little by little the truth of lockdown is being admitted: it was a disaster (the Times)

Introduction LO: Nowadays, the Why behind lockdown disasters seems to have a simple answer: the infinity of human stupidity (eg, Albert Einstein, Carlo Cipolla). Despite our knowledge on lockdown disasters, China continues with this stupidity. That Why is probably about saving face, a very important concept in China and Asia (eg, source, ThoughtCo.). Given that the...

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Woke capitalism, a new oxymoron

Money is most successful when it operates in the background and/or in the shadows. Whenever Money takes the lead within the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems, it will be crushed by either Politics (eg, China) or Religion (eg, Iran). American businesses used to appeal to all Americans. Not anymore. Recently, the Economist published an article that Republicans are...

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Climate change hits electric-car making (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg Hyperdrive title: Climate change hits electric-car making By: Stefan Nicola Date: 22 August 2022 "Automakers racing to make more electric vehicles have a problem: climate change is catching up with the industry. On Monday, authorities in China’s Sichuan province — the source of about a fifth of the country’s lithium production — extended...

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