What I'm listening to.
Leaping in China (and running to Vancouver).
“As a liberal, I no longer feel I have a future in China,” a prominent Chinese think tank head in the process of moving abroad recently lamented in private.
Quote -- “The CCDI’s anticorruption campaign is chillingly evocative of the draconian repressions launched by the Eastern Depot during the Ming dynasty,” one historically minded corporate consultant told me. She was referring to a period in imperial history that represented a high tide of Chinese despotism.”
China panic has abated. The Shanghai Composite index of equities is back above 3,000. The much-feared devaluation never happened.
Quote -- "Our concern is some of the stimulus is likely to take the form of higher credit growth, more support for sectors that are in a secular sense declining and not that productive. We worry about the quality of growth more than the quantity of growth.”
There is a consensus that aggression by one nation against another is a serious matter, but there is no comparable consensus about what constitutes aggression.
No one, Moscow included, will argue against America’s use of the internet to attack Isis.
Borrowing for image.
Scroll through rapper 50 Cent’s Instagram feed and you’ll find a preponderance of photos where he basks in unimaginable riches.
Brexit slippery slope.
Public trust in David Cameron over Europe has slumped as a new poll for The Times shows the referendum on a knife edge.
(ed’s note -- history plays interesting games, the Remain vote now depends on a Labour leader that is loathed by Conservatives and a Tory leader over whom entitlement weighs on like a wet blanket.)
|Add your opinion||Rate this story||Share||Subscribe|
|0 votes||   || |||||