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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life…

3. But:

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has lost 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants.

Of all the mammals on earth, 96% are livestock and humans, while only 4% are wild mammals.

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#wildlife #biodiversity #climatecrisis…
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Effect of #emobility on #oil #consumption, what does statistics tell us? Comparison between #BEV pioneer #Norway (🇳🇴) vs. #biofuel addicted #Finland (🇫🇮).

🇳🇴 #BEV + #PHEV share of the passenger cars
- 2016: 3,66% + 1,29% = 5%
- 2020: 12,06% + 5,11% = 17%
Delta +8 %-units.
🇫🇮 #BEV + #PHEV share of the passenger cars 2020 is 0,35% + 1,66% = 2%.

Total amount of registered passenger cars 2020 is 2,748 million. Cumulative #BEV is doubling every year. Assumed: No effect on fuel consumption yet. 2/x
🇳🇴total sales of petroleum products was 8181 million litres (2020). That has decreased 11% from 2016.

2020 sales of road traffic fuel (petrol & diesel) has decreased 10% from 2016, from 5262 to 4716 million litres. 3/x…
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Sudden turns in macroeconomic policies before Q3, 2021 would be inadvisable, says Zhu He, CF40 Research Fellow. It’s not yet time for macroeconomic policies to change direction, not to mention the speed of the turn, he says. 1/8…
Recent data suggest a slowdown in China’s recovery, with the output gap closing at a slower pace. It remains uncertain whether #export and real estate #investment can sustain momentum in the next two quarters. 2/8
Any weakening of domestic #consumption or manufacturing investment before they return to normal levels would be a big drag on aggregate #demand and economic recovery. 3/8
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Peering into the near future of the Chinese #economy, Dr. Zhang Bin thinks there will be rebound in #consumption and slowdown of #investment: 1/6…
Household consumption in #China remains significantly lower than the pre-Covid level, with great potential for recovery. As Covid’s impact lingers, service consumption growth in China remains significantly lower than its pre-pandemic levels. 2/6
Household savings maintain steady growth, with newly-added household deposits coming in at RMB 6.68 trillion in 2021Q1. Going forward, as the temperature rises and the virus is further contained, service consumption will recover further, driving rebound in general consumption.3/6
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1/ In a recent series of papers, I argue that many important behaviors are shaped by neglect of selection bias in social observation.

HT to @Ben_Golub for a fascinating thread about effects of neglect of selection bias.
2/ In a “call to arms” paper, I argue that neglect of selection bias in social observation is one of the key sources of bias in the transmission of ideas and behaviors.
3/ And that in turn, bias in the social transmission of ideas and behaviors is a key intellectual building block for social economics.…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/01/2021…
Branko Milanović – License to kill: “The World Turned Upside Down”—a laudatory review…

#china #history #conflict #consequences
Time for a Ring/Surge Vaccination Campaign…

#variants #vaccines #surges
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China will adhere to the supply-side structural reform while paying attention to #demand management, addressing the obstacles to economic circulation and improving weak links.
What are and how to address the major obstacles to the management of domestic demand? How should China step up policy efforts to further boost #consumption?
According to CF40 Member Wu Ge, the proposal to expand domestic demand through demand management and stimulating domestic circulation came at the right time given the plunge in consumption due to the pandemic. The major obstacle to demand management lies in the consumer sector.
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"#Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies"

"Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses."

h\ t @juicetherich…
"Due to the crucial role of placenta in supporting the foetus's #development & in acting as an interface w/ the external environment, the presence of potentially harmful #plastic #particles is a matter of great concern."

"...scientists say there is an urgent need to assess the issue, particularly for infants. In October, scientists revealed that babies fed formula milk in #plastic bottles are swallowing millions of #particles a day."

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Lately, I have been very disturbed with the whole #climatecrisis. Every day some new naturally unnatural calamity looms over our head.
The ice caps are turning in cold rocks and I end up in a rabbit hole feeling helpless.
It just sucks to imagine a #future where the only way people can enjoy nature as you and I did via #hiking etc is to read blogs and watch videos.
That sucks on so many levels.
And when I think about the reasons for this situation. I can't seem to go any further but to pin it on #consumption.
Not just fashion or lifestyle consumption. But any damn product.
From the smallest sewing pin to the giant #spaceships.
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'Pulling #consumption forward' is an unhelpful euphemism for 'engaging in #capital consumption': more graphically, 'writing cheques the people can't cash'.
Self-sustaining #growth requires coherence between consumption & production not just today, but over time.
1/x #centralbanks
That latter is difficult enough to achieve without #centralbankers & policy-makers in general trying to impose their own vision of the balance (one always narrowly biased to the present) on a system composed of billions of interacting needs & preferences.
The unavoidable (Rumsfeldian) uncertainty -as well as the calculable risks- is made much greater when every fluctuation today -itself a direct result of IN-coherence, largely inflicted from above- is greeted with yet another blunt-force trauma assault on the capital structure
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Secular stagnation, the new normal of global economy, and de-globalization are two major external challenges facing the Chinese economy. While the former features low interest rates, low inflation and low economic growth, the latter is likely to be aggravated by the pandemic...
In the meantime, China is also facing one of the most severe constraints to economic growth, that is, total population growth will enter the negative territory very soon, which will cause serious shortfall in aggregate demand...
It is against such a backdrop that China has put forward the “dual circulation” development pattern with unleashing domestic demand potential as the main body...
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#GlobalDealForNature, #NatureNeedsHalf, #VoiceForThePlanet, #30x30, #CampaignForNature (#Wyss, National Geographic),

- all marketing serves elite sought financialization of nature; the corporate capture of the commons.

#WEF #WWF #GDP #NaturalCapital #PES #Privatization
#VoiceForThePlanet is the sister marketing campaign of the #NewDealForNature. At helm of both campaigns are #WWF (atrocities against #Indigenous) working in #lockstep w/ World Economic Forum founded/headed by Klaus Schwab. Founding partners include UN - partnered w/ WEF in 2019.
The National Geographic Society markets the Global Deal for Nature, New Deal For Nature, & the Campaign for Nature w/ the #Wyss Foundation (billionaire Hansjörg Wyss). The Society operates via National Geographic Partners - a joint venture w/ #Disney.

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Today’s #JobsReport, which witnessed nearly 1.8 million #jobs gained in the month of July, was stronger than many anticipated, yet it also displayed some signs of slowdown in #labor #market improvement.
The report shows that the pace of #job-gain acceleration has now slowed markedly, and it is our best guess that the rapid rate of return to #work will now exhibit a very deliberate pace of rebound from here.
That’s particularly the case for some sectors, such as #retail and #leisure #hospitality, where the slowing in improvement was even more pronounced.
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Three basic judgements on #China's macroeconomic data in Q2 by Gao Shanwen:

1. The industrial sector has basically recovered from the #pandemic's wounds, and economic activities have stabilized at a bit lower than the pre-pandemic level...1/4
2. #SMEs still face difficulties in resuming their normal activities, while the #unemployment pressure sustains. The unemployment situation is especially worrisome in low-end labor-intensive sectors...2/4
Among the proofs are the negative yoy growth in the social retailing sales by businesses under designated scale, sluggish rebound in the consumer-oriented service sector, and the sharp fall in the growth rate of average monthly #income of rural migrant workers in Q2...3/4
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Our world is not environmentally #sustainable: The #EcologicalFootprint, which equals EF per person multiplied by #population, of the current (2016) world population of 7.5 billion uses the biological capacity of 1.7 Earths. Image
The maximum #sustainable #population at our current EF per person is only 4.4 billion. The maximum that would give everyone the current #QualityOfLife in the US, as measured by the UN’s #HumanDevelopmentIndex, is only 2.6 billion. Image
Since the start of EF tracking (1961), 83% of our #growth in EF has been caused by #population growth and only 17% by growth in personal #consumption (EF per person). Image
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The US is not environmentally #sustainable: The #EcologicalFootprint, which equals EF per person multiplied by #population, of the current (2016) US population of 323 million uses the biological capacity of 2.2 Americas. Image
The maximum #sustainable #population at our current EF per person is only 145 million. The maximum that would maintain our current #QualityOfLife, as measured by the UN’s #HumanDevelopmentIndex, is only 253 million. Image
Since the start of EF tracking (1961), our #growth in EF has been caused entirely by #population #growth, more than offsetting a small reduction in our personal #consumption. Image
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Hello Traders, Below is our trade plan for upcoming week #NIFTY #BANKNIFTY #RELIANCE #INDIANCHEMICALS #TRADING #FNO #SENSEX #relianceagms2020 #FMCG Image
The list of stocks mentioned in the above list have recently crossed their All Time High #ATH #Momentum #Chemicals #Agrochem #FMCG #Telecom
Below is the link to chart where we have tried explaining the idea behind buy on Tata Consumer #Tataglobal #Tataconsumer #FMCG #Breakout #Momentum…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/20/2020-2…

Peter Turchin The Science behind My Forecast for 2020 - Peter Turchin…

#science #forecast2020
Physical link between RNA processing and epigenetic silencing discovered…

#epi #rna
Lancet-gate in the COVID-19 pandemic era: is it alright for science to be wrong?…

#wrong #pandemic #science
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Prof Huang Yiping recently highlighted two possible trends in the post-pandemic #economy in #China: the rise of #consumption as the major driver of China's economic growth, and the further boom of the #digitaleconomy.
He also pointed out two potential risks that deserve close attention: 1. anti-globalization policies might find new drivers; 2. the potential political and economic impacts caused by the extreme easing of fiscal and monetary policies in many countries.
He expressed worries that should a large amount of MSMEs collapse all at once before the economy recovers, there could be massive unemployment and even a skyrocketing of nonperforming financial assets; once a malicious circle is formed, it could lead to a systemic crisis.
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According to Zhu Jun at PBOC, in addition to causing a temporary economic shock and standstill, #COVID19 has also brought about profound structural changes in the following aspects:…
1.1. The pandemic has altered the behavior of #market players and consequently the economic structure. #Consumption behavior and business models are changing.
1.2. Social distancing may inhibit certain traditional offline service industries for a long time, especially those offered by small and medium-sized firms. However, it will also stimulate new demand and bring opportunities to emerging industries.
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Michael Moore Presents Planet of the Humans (2020) via @YouTube
#Allah Ta’aala created this world and the entire system in which this tiny planet exists – the entire universe.
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3 Observations of China’s macroeconomy in Q1 by Dr. Gao Shanwen:

1. Both offline and online consumptions plunged, showing the complexity of consumer behavior amid the pandemic. Even if economic activities are resumed, spending won't fully recover until the virus is eliminated.
2.1. Economic growth rate under the pandemic’s shock slumped by 4 times as much as that back in 2008, while COVID19’s impact on the general price level is only 20% of that of the financial crisis.
2.2. Changes in total demands and supplies and the gap in between worth equal attention in policymaking efforts. It’s unwise to rely too much on aggregate demand management.
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China’s #exports and #imports in the first quarter respectively went down by 11.4% and 0.7% year-on-year.…
After the second quarter, the growing epidemic worldwide is projected to further weigh on China’s exports and imports, which will bring a second wave of impact on its economy.
There have been studies predicting that the imports and exports of China in 2020 may witness a decline of 15% -20%, with a larger decline in trade in service.
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