Black Friday shock: Jeff Bezos tells individuals to not purchase automobiles, fridges and different big-ticket gadgets. Critics name him out. MarketWatch. Issues Amazon doesn’t promote?
Masayoshi Son owes $4.7bn to SoftBank following tech rout FT. There appear to be moderately quite a lot of owed billions floating round lately.
Insurance policies for Adapting to the ‘New Regular’ of the Anthropocene Behavioral Scientist
Really useful Studying: Mass Response Nina Illingworth
5 methods to sort out greenwashing, in response to UN consultants World Financial Discussion board
Wishin’ Completed in NDM Chris Jones, College of Iowa. NDM = “Not Des Moines.”
Foreigners be a part of speculative China shares frenzy FT. Commentary:
As an alternative inflows will merely reinforce rising fairness, bond and foreign money markets, and outflows will reinforce the reverse. As in different creating international locations with weak governance, an open capital account will principally profit bankers at the price of increased home volatility.
— Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis) November 18, 2022
China debt: native authorities ‘land grabs’ elevate issues amid tumbling fiscal revenues South China Morning Submit
‘We’re not prepared’: menace of Covid exit wave stymies China’s reopening FT. Until China accepts that #CovidIsAirborne, and acts on it, they may by no means be prepared. As I confirmed in Hyperlinks yesterday, they haven’t. (I’d like to be fallacious on this; readers?) Presser:
Yesterday I wrote a thread expressing my pessimism abt CN’s covid state of affairs & the place it is heading.
However the NHC press convention held yesterday afternoon gave me some optimism – if “much less dangerous” is a legitmate purpose for optimism.
— CM – #ResistingMassInfectionPolicy (@xuchuanmei) November 17, 2022
No point out of airborne transmission.
Horrible threading, however an fascinating argument (and a tragic put up; the writer liked their time in China, and nonetheless misses it):
Beijing and they’re going to act on Taiwan. Let me break it to you: they’re going to act at a time, technique, and place of their selecting. It is coming. It should occur. I have no idea when or how particularly, however it can come and doubtless before most count on. Your arguing 8/n
— Cris Landing Balding 大老板 (@BaldingsWorld) November 17, 2022
“You’d be arduous pressed to seek out a difficulty the place outdoors opinion had any materials affect on China past brief time period.” Step One: “We admitted we have been powerless over China, that our empire had grow to be unmanageable.” In the meantime:
The #Shenzhou-14 crew on board the orbiting Chinese language Tiangong #house station accomplished their third spacewalk, a 5.5-hour stroll, at 4:50 p.m. (Beijing Time) on Thursday, in response to the China Manned Area Company. pic.twitter.com/Zc9Y2EZxRo
— China Science (@ChinaScience) November 17, 2022
Cambodia quietly attempting to distance itself from China Asia Instances. Swaying like bamboo (which hopefully the US is adequately subtle to allow them to do).
Pricey Outdated Blighty
The Massive Society, Reheated Tribune
New Not-So-Chilly Struggle
Ukraine Gained’t Ignite a Nuclear Scramble Overseas Affairs
Deep breaths: Article 5 won’t ever be a flip change for struggle Accountable Statecraft
A Missile Falls on NATO Territory. What Subsequent? Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace. Fascinating contortions.
John Mearsheimer on Putin’s Ambitions After 9 Months of Struggle Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker
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How Ukraine Blew Up a Key Russian Bridge NYT. Some remaining unknowns: How the truck bomb was triggered, and whether or not the motive force was a suicide bomber or a mark for the Ukrainian intelligence providers. Massive gaps for a narrative with a headline that begins “How”….
‘We hit them with slingshots’: Ukraine’s ‘iron normal’ exhibits his mettle FT. Zaluzhnyi hagiography. Beat sweetening? Zalensky about used up?
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3 convicted in 2014 downing of Malaysian jet over Ukraine AP. Making no judgment on the decision, however the whole story has been spook-adjacent from the start.
Democrats en Déshabillé
The Psychopharmacology Of The FTX Crash Astral Codex Ten (Craig F).
Why Didn’t the Authorities Cease the Crypto Rip-off? Matt Stoller, BIG
Lots of people are asking me, is it actually #RIPTwitter? No, I do not suppose so. To begin with, we do not know if 75% are literally leaving. I count on it to be much less dramatic, however I do imagine most are finished with the Elon present and are completely happy to take the exit.https://t.co/SWezwSM0Ko
— Kylie Robison (@kyliebytes) November 18, 2022
There may be some information that I can affirm is factual (through direct textual content messages from somebody within twitter HQ), however 99.9% of the noise is mimetic panic, attention-grabbing, and meme-making with zero relation to actuality.
— Luke Burgis (@lukeburgis) November 18, 2022
I view this dogpile as two PMC ethical panics potentiating one another, each with the target of taking Twitter down: Blue Checks, as a result of the sudden incapability to drive a platform’s censorship of their political opponents offends their sensibilities (to not point out their allies within the intelligence neighborhood and the Democrat Get together), and Twitter staff themselves, who implement the censorship, and, to be honest, are labor aristocrats who most likely suppose they’ll get catered lunches and massages elsewhere in Silicon Valley (however perhaps not), and in addition want to show themselves important. (If they’d a union, they’d strike, however they don’t, so we’ve got the ethical panics.) At the next stage, what we’re seeing is an train in PMC class energy. Misplaced within the yammering and gloating is the “public sq.” operate Twitter nonetheless performs, like hurricane warnings, in addition to the buildup of social capital by those that wouldn’t have Blue Checks, and are usually not Silicon Valley engineers. All that stated, ethical panics are bullsh*t, and you may’t reverse engineer the reality out of bullsh*t. So let’s wait. See the following hyperlink–
Twitter’s Gradual and Painful Finish The Atlantic. “All three people I spoke with stated the World Cup is a serious stress check for the platform in the most effective of circumstances, requiring cautious coordination from the site-reliability-engineering crew to make sure that essential providers keep up.” So we’ve got an inflection level developing.
Person reviews point out issues at Twitter Down Detector. For future reference.
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Radicalize the Swifties Slate
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Developments in inequalities within the prevalence of dementia in america PNAS. “The age-adjusted prevalence of dementia decreased from 12.2% in 2000 (95% CI, 11.7 to 12.7%) to eight.5% in 2016 (7.9 to 9.1%) within the 65+ inhabitants, a statistically important decline of three.7 proportion factors or 30.1%.”
Police State Watch
Sports activities Desk
Race for the underside Overmatter
Imperial Collapse Watch
Russia, India, China, Iran: the Quad that actually issues Pepe Escobar, The Burning Platform
Past Blame Boston Evaluate (NL).
How loneliness is killing males BBC Science Focus
The Wonderful Music Murals of North Carolina The Trustworthy Dealer
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