Interesting stuff

  1. A walk among Hong Kong’s protesters (here’s my impression from a visit 9 months ago)
  2. Lower speed limits improve city life (and safety)
  3. Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies
  4. Two Dutch guys might get life in prison for trafficking marijuana and MDMA. I consider this a terrible injustice given that murderers get shorter sentences (e.g., 18 years for killing a leading politician). I guess that Big Pharma/Alcohol don’t like competition.
  5. Despite all my efforts to leave Russia, it had followed me. Why? Are we suddenly living in a Russian-like world that Putin has created?
  6. How Eric Arthur Blair became George Orwell
  7. Climate catastrophe looms ever larger as the bad news (e.g., Greenland’s icesheet slipping off land and raising sea level by 7.5 meters in a short time) outpaces even the worst fears of scientists. Related: Watch this video on how the people of the Sundrabans (Bay of Bengal) are trying to cope with rising seas.
  8. There are some really interesting parallels between Brexit and warfare. Yes, the UK will adapt and survive, but no it’s not a good idea to declare a war that you will lose.
  9. The funny economics of near-zero interest rates
  10. The Dutch are innovating to feed 11 billion

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Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

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