Tag: china

Energy

Governments and companies have built the global energy system around natural gas almost without a second thought. In a crisis, natural gas is just as variable as renewables. The current price trajectory is the result of supply moderating… Read More

Cold War

A Pacific war, sparked by Taiwan, would be a bloody cataclysm, and no one would be well served by it. Australia doesn’t have to choose. On Sep 16th, 2021 Australia effectively chose. Following years of sharply deteriorating relations… Read More

Politics

Biden is unlikely to overreach in the Middle East. But as Kissinger could tell him, it would also be a mistake for him to turn his back on it. That KJU (Kim Jong Un) was not present is… Read More

Finance

No one wants to test the strength of the debt ceiling. The brinkmanship is the kind of dance that no sane person would perform on the edge of a real cliff.  Digital currencies and stablecoins have the potential to… Read More

India

Medical crowdfunding has become essential in India, but it’s leaving many behind It helps us weave together the Indian government’s recently stated positions on intellectual property protection and what appears to be India’s conflicted position on the TRIPS… Read More

Film

What-the-actual-fuck-is-this oddity of My Son, a film you’ll most likely not have heard of. Why would this thriller be treated like toxic waste? A bizarre new low for pandemic cinema. Jean-Paul Belmondo: faire la tête. A goofy silent… Read More

Taiwan

Long left out in the cold, Taiwan is ready to be a global force for good. It all comes down to government clarity and transparency. You have to let the people know what the government is trying to… Read More

Lebanon

The financial crisis has led to a spike in cryptocurrency usage in Lebanon, both as a means of recovering savings through speculative trading and as a way to circumvent a broken banking system. The blast overwhelmed hospitals in… Read More

Art

Je kunt zeggen dat het werk van Vincent van Gogh juist geliefd is omdat hij zijn eigen kwetsbaarheid omzette in kracht. CryptoPunks have gained huge admiration as early players in the NFT space, helping pioneer the kind of… Read More

Climate

If we don’t want people to drink so much alcohol, rather than taxing alcohol, we can subsidize everything that is not alcohol. We should just tax carbon pollution. Climate change is causing distress, anger and other negative emotions in… Read More

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