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Reuters (January 8)

2024/ 01/ 08 by jd in Global News

“The world is full of danger. The planet starts 2024 with war in Gaza and Ukraine, superpower rivalry, climate change and slow growth. The possible return of Donald Trump as U.S. president is another risk…. It’s easy to see how the world’s multiple overlapping crises – what some observers have labelled the ‘polycrisis’—could feed on one another, creating a doom loop.” But none of this is inevitable. “There are more optimistic scenarios, and some silver linings in the pessimistic ones.”


Reuters (February 20)

2023/ 02/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Europe, which was late to appreciate the danger posed by Putin, won’t quickly forget the lesson even if he goes.” National defense budgets are being hiked and “Europe will be paying more for its protection for years to come,” not to mention bearing costs related to supporting and rebuilding Ukraine. Still, “these costs pale by comparison with a scenario where Putin had triumphed in Ukraine. In that case Europe would now be worrying how to protect the Baltic States and Poland from his aggression. Yet even a Russia weakened by a year of war and sanctions remains a problem for Europe.”


Financial Times (January 19)

2021/ 01/ 20 by jd in Global News

From the beginning, Donald Trump was clearly a “grave threat…. He lacked any of the qualities required in the leader of a great republic. But, it turned out, he had the redeeming flaw of gross incompetence.” America has survived this wrenching, “near-death experience,” but “Donald Trump was just a symptom and the US is still in danger from those who peddle lies in place of truth.”


USA Today (January 6)

2021/ 01/ 07 by jd in Global News

“Trump is a danger to his own country. He shouldn’t be president for one more minute,” It is “time for Republicans to help Democrats impeach Trump. He must be punished for unleashing a mob on lawmakers in his quest to reverse an election he lost.”


Bloomberg (October 2)

2020/ 10/ 03 by jd in Global News

For an entire trading day, a “piece of hardware took down Japan’s $6-trillion stock market,” marking the longest shutdown “since the exchange switched to a fully electronic trading system in 1999.” Besides drawing criticism, the malfunction “shone a spotlight on a lesser-discussed vulnerability in the world’s financial plumbing — not software or security risks but the danger when one of hundreds of pieces of hardware that make up a trading system decides to give up the ghost.”


Washington Post (November 6)

2019/ 11/ 08 by jd in Global News

“Many assume that public opinion will not change with public testimony. However, as we saw with the start of formal impeachment hearings, the public is moved by new information. The danger for Trump is that Americans will see for themselves the incontrovertible evidence that he hijacked government funds for his own political gain.”


Washington Post (June 18)

2019/ 06/ 20 by jd in Global News

“The president’s lying is the only argument you need in a debate about Trump…. There is virtually no topic about which Trump hasn’t lied, often repeatedly. Immigration, trade, Iran, North Korea, health care — they all lead back to false and misleading claims.” For this reason, 500 days before the election, the Florida Sentinel became the first newspaper to make a 2020 presidential endorsement: “Not Donald Trump,” who the paper deemed a “unique and present danger” to the Constitution of the United States of America.


Institutional Investor (April 3)

2019/ 04/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Hedge funds are in danger of losing a battle with low-cost exchange-traded funds.” According to a recent study comparing hedge funds with similar ETFs, “The results were mostly bad news for hedge funds. Two of the largest ETFs in each sector outperformed their respective hedge fund index counterparts. Hedge funds did, however, provide a smoother ride for investors.”


The Atlantic (September 11)

2017/ 09/ 11 by jd in Global News

Amid “growing concern about the real possibility of war with North Korea,” many have still not realized the danger of “an even darker specter. Could events now cascading on the Korean Peninsula drag the U.S. and China into a great-power war?”


Fortune (August 12)

2017/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“As many in the United States and abroad are watching as tensions grow with North Korea, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk issued a warning about artificial intelligence,” urging followers to keep their priorities straight. Musk pointed out that AI was riskier than North Korea and “also warned that artificial intelligence should be regulated the same way anything that could pose a danger to the public is.”


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