Slicing Cash Flows for Better Ratings Bloomberg
Inside the High-Yield Spread Verdad. The deck: “High yield is not pricing a recession.”
Can 3-D Printing Help Solve the Housing Crisis? The New Yorker
Davos: There’s life in global capitalism yet Martin Wolf, FT
‘Succession’ has nothing on Davos: Elite conclave mulls next leader Politico. Commentary:
— foster kamer. (@weareyourfek) January 18, 2023
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Henry Kissinger says Russia War Validates Ukraine’s NATO Bid Agence France Presse
Of Course Davos Wants To Hear from Henry Kissinger Spencer Ackerman, Forever Wars
Texas Project Will Use Wind to Make Fuel Out of Water Inside Climate News
Substantial Neutralization Escape by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variants BQ.1.1 and XBB.1 (letter) NEJM. “Our data show that the BQ.1.1 and XBB.1 variants escaped neutralizing antibodies substantially more effectively than the BA.5 variant by factors of 7 and 17, respectively, after monovalent mRNA boosting and by factors of 7 and 21, respectively, after bivalent mRNA boosting. The neutralizing antibody titers to BQ.1.1 and XBB.1 were dramatically lower than titers to the WA1/2020 strain by factors of 53 and 127, respectively, in the monovalent booster cohort and by factors of 80 and 232, respectively, in the bivalent booster cohort. These findings suggest that and that vaccine protection against severe disease with these variants may depend on CD8 T-cell responses.” Oh.
China welcomes Blinken to visit, ministry says China Daily
China tells the world that the Maoist madness is over – we can all make money again Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph
The East is red:
Great visual by the @IEA on manufacturing capacity across sectors and throughout the clean energy value chain. Besides showing the major role of China, this graph also underscores areas where Europe and/or the United States have a strong foundation to build on going forward. pic.twitter.com/2TtMPSqyZf
— Nikos Tsafos (@ntsafos) January 16, 2023
Fatality rate of people infected with Covid-19 twice higher than those infected once Korea Biomedical Review
What I’ll always remember is how PM Jacinda Ardern’s leadership lead to New Zealand banning assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons in just SIX days after the Christchurch mosque attacks. No greater example of what going beyond thoughts and prayers looks like.
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) January 19, 2023
Dear Old Blighty
South of the Border
With 50 Dead in Peru, a Referendum on Democracy NYT. The Times seems reluctant to use the word “coup.”
Mexico, US sign memorandum to fortify immigrant labor rights Mexico News Daily
Inside the Tow Truck Mafia: How Organized Crime Took Over Canada’s Towing Industry The Drive. From March, still germane.
New Not-So-Cold War
Update: The West Signals Support for Ethnic Cleansing in Crimea John Varoli. The deck: “NATO and Ukraine seek control of Crimea; however, the locals want to remain with Russia. There won’t be negotiations. So, the issue will be decided on the battlefield.”
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Scientists Determine Best Place to Stand In Your House When a Nuke Hits Vice (NL). News you can use!
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Russian Wagner boss sees traitors in the Kremlin and demands YouTube ban South China Morning Post
Winds of New Cold War Howling in the Arctic Circle Consortium News
Russia/Ukraine is not a sports competition. Trying to Understand the World
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End Europe’s Security Welfare Check The American Conservative
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Groves of Academe
A Response to the Harvard Professors Alec’s Copaganda Newsletter
Crypto lender Genesis preparing to file for bankruptcy: Bloomberg News Channel News Asia
Writing as Strategy Divinations
Culture Study Challenge: One Small Community Thing Culture Study
Antidote du jour (via):
Normally I would crop this, but the setting is important.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.