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Washington Post (May 31)

2019/ 05/ 31 by jd in Global News

“If congressional Democrats will temper their enthusiasm for impeachment with lucidity about the nation’s needs and their political self-interest, they will understand the self-defeating nature of a foredoomed attempt to remove a president for aesthetic reasons. Such reasons are not trivial but they are insufficient, particularly when almost all congressional Republicans are complicit in, by their silence about, President Trump’s comportment.”


WARC (May 28)

2019/ 05/ 30 by jd in Global News

“In eight major markets, including the three largest, internet advertising already takes the majority of media dollars. The $107.5 billion spent on internet ads in America made it the dominant medium for the first time last year, while the balance tipped in China and the UK during 2016.” By the end of this year, “internet is expected to account for over half [52.7%] of media spend for the first time this year” in the key markets of “Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US.”


Bloomberg (May 28)

2019/ 05/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Vietnam was one of the fastest-growing sources of American imports from Asia last quarter.” Imports to the U.S. “jumped 40.2% in the first three months of 2019 from a year earlier…. If Vietnam’s pace of growth can be sustained for a full year—which would be a major feat—it could leapfrog Italy, France, the U.K., and India in the ranks of top exporters to the U.S.”


New York Times (May 27)

2019/ 05/ 29 by jd in Global News

Surprisingly, “the concrete jungle has 578 miles of shoreline at risk. New York City’s safety and economy depend on the surrounding sea…. Ocean conservation is an urban issue, and fortunately, there has been a growing movement in the city to protect its waters.”


EU Politico (May 27)

2019/ 05/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Phew. Turns out the bark of Europe’s far right is worse than its bite. Yes, illiberal parties did well in France and Italy, Poland, Hungary and beyond. But overall no better than expected, and in some cases worse so…. That’s good news for Europe’s democratic parties and even better news for the European Union.”


The Economist (May 25)

2019/ 05/ 27 by jd in Global News

“Most of the rich world is enjoying a jobs boom of unprecedented scope. Not only is work plentiful, but it is also, on average, getting better. Capitalism is improving workers’ lot faster than it has in years, as tight labour markets enhance their bargaining power.”


The Independent (May 24)

2019/ 05/ 26 by jd in Global News

“One of May’s finest attributes has been the heartening way that, on several occasions, she’s decided to go over the heads of the MPs who have rejected her, so she can appeal to the public and be rejected by them as well…. So successful has Theresa May been, that having been 20 points ahead in the polls in 2017, her party now looks likely to win one quarter of the votes of a party boasting they’ll make us poorer until 2050.”


The Guardian (May 23)

2019/ 05/ 25 by jd in Global News

“All political careers end in failure. Not all end in a punishment beating. The apparently imminent departure of Theresa May as Tory leader has seen a brutality rare even for the British Conservative party.”


Investment Week (May 23)

2019/ 05/ 25 by jd in Global News

“The resignation of leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom has accelerated expectations of the departure of Prime Minister Theresa May, who is set to step aside or be forced out within days.” The Prime Minister is “facing opposition throughout Parliament and even in her own cabinet.”


Bloomberg (May 23)

2019/ 05/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Japan is beginning a major and unprecedented exercise.” Though “new immigration will help keep Japan’s economy and pension system afloat, it will inevitably introduce social strains.” Time alone will tell “whether the country’s culture and institutions will be able to learn from Europe’s experience and manage a smooth transition, or whether immigration will spark a nativist backlash that closes the country off once again.”


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