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This kind of sledgehammer does not seem like a sensible way to convince the as-yet unconvinced:

Vaccine mandates can be a key tool in dampening the pandemic, but they must get the nuances right & be rooted in a broader strategy:… Image
And while mandating vaccines at home, #Austria, as part of the EU, is blocking wider vaccine production globally by obstructing the #TRIPSwaiver, a proposal to temporarily waive some intellectual property rules on vaccines & other health products, so BILLIONS now CANNOT get a jab
#Austria’s policy is the EU’s policy, because the European Commission negotiates on behalf of the EU at the World Trade Organization, where the EU is protecting pharma monopolies by blocking the #TRIPSwaiver. Austria could try to change the EU's deadly policy via the EU Council.
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Have you ever heard it said that wealthy countries should prioritise reducing #inequality over growing the economy?

The 2009 book #TheSpiritLevel makes perhaps the most influential argument for that position.

But it is badly flawed.

This thread explains why. 👇

#TheSpiritLevel argues that income inequality leads to a range of bad social outcomes concerning life expectancy, obesity, mental health, homicide and child mortality.

They draw on data from 23 of the world's 50 richest countries to show convincing-looking correlations 👇

But what about the missing 27?

The authors say some lacked data. But excluded countries like Korea and Czechia seem to have it in abundance.

Countries with pop <3m were left out "to avoid tax havens". But countries like Slovenia clearly can't be categorised in this way.

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4 covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (1/2).
Courtesy of, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
4 more covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (2/2).
Courtesy of, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
3. These 8 covers show pro-Serbian feeling & encouragements pushed in #Paris during #WW1.
At the time, #France was trying to obtain the establishment of a #Balkan front in order to help #Serbia, pincer #Quadruplice & alleviate Western front.
80,000 French died there.
And we won.. ImageImageImageImage
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The whole point of the ‘market’ -as we #Asutrians have been telling you for over a century- is that the prices formed by the countless interactions of our teeming humanity convey info of the best possible quality to help co-ordinate the most fruitful use of scarce resources 1/x
- the greater the nodes on that market network; the more individual needs and preferences expressed upon it, the better the solutions: the more enriched the ‘spontaneous order’ it throws up.
The scrambling of price signals by state lever-pullers is one evil we often discuss - 2/x
- what we don’t address often enough in financial markets (theoretically possessed of the densest and most widespread, most rapid, most frictionless networks of all) is the deadening effect of overconcentration and the move to oligopoly under which we are now suffering - 3/x
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