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- The Washington Post. Capitalism’s Triple Crisis by Mariana Mazzucato. After the 2008 financial crisis, we learned the hard way what happens when governments flood the economy with unconditional liquidity, rather than laying the foundation for a sustainable and inclusive recovery.

Capitalism’s Triple Crisis by Mariana Mazzucato

Now that an even more severe crisis is underway, we must not repeat the same mistake. LONDON – Capitalism is facing at least three major crises. A pandemic-induced health crisis has rapidly ignited an economic crisis with yet unknown consequences for financial stability, and all of this is playing out against the backdrop of a climate crisis that cannot be addressed by “business as usual.” Until just two months ago, the news media were full of frightening images of overwhelmed firefighters, not overwhelmed health-care providers. Global megatrends. Global megatrends and planetary boundaries.

This raises questions about the limits of tolerable environmental pressure on the Earth's life support systems, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.

Global megatrends and planetary boundaries

Recognising that the total global environmental burden is indeed rapidly moving beyond globally sustainable limits, it is important to better understand how Europe's future ecological and societal resilience might by affected by current and future global trends, and conversely, how European systems of production and consumption are contributing to environmental pressures in other parts of the world. Introduction Many global trends have significant consequences for Europe. For example, demographic, economic or geopolitical developments elsewhere can influence the availability and price of natural resources and energy in Europe.

Increasing environmental pollution in other world regions likewise contributes to direct environmental and human harm in Europe. Impacts of global megatrends on European resource systems Source: EEA, 2015. The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth. With deliberate misinformation campaigns and the continued prevalence of fake news, fact-checking sites are now more important than ever.

The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth

So in the digital era, where news travels quickly through multiple channels, how do you check your facts? Here are five of the best fact-checking websites, like Snopes and PolitiFact, so that you can find the truth. If you were wondering who is there to fact check the fact-checkers, that would be MBFC. From Palmer Report to Breitbart and even browser extensions like Newsguard, MBFC rates them all. The website is a bias rating resource, with multiple fake news checking apps and extensions integrating these ratings into their own systems. MBFC not only includes reports on the bias of famous fact-checking websites like Snopes and PolitiFact but also publishes a daily source bias check.

2019 Dental 3D Printing Guide: All You Need to Know. The most common applications of 3D printing in dentistry are transparent aligners and night guards.

2019 Dental 3D Printing Guide: All You Need to Know

Aligners, which serve as alternatives to braces, have become especially popular because of their invisibility. The process starts with the patient’s teeth being scanned by a dentist or orthodontist, who then uses software to generate a 3D model of their teeth. This Has Been the Best Year Ever. Yes, it’s still appalling that a child dies somewhere in the world every six seconds — but consider that just a couple of decades ago, a child died every three seconds.

This Has Been the Best Year Ever

Recognizing that progress is possible can be a spur to do more, and that’s why I write this annual reminder of gains against the common enemies of humanity. Climate change remains a huge threat to our globe, as does compassion fatigue in the rich world, and it’s likely that we will miss a United Nations target of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Meanwhile, here in the United States, Trump presents a continuing challenge to our institutions, and millions of families have been left behind and are struggling. Tackling climate change in a solutions journalism course on Florida’s coast. There was nothing especially surprising about the red tide algae bloom that descended on the coast of southwest Florida in the fall of 2017, releasing toxins that left a trail of dead fish, manatees and dolphins along the shore.

Tackling climate change in a solutions journalism course on Florida’s coast

The presence and impact of red tide in the region has been documented for centuries. At first, it was important for news stories to document red tide’s return. But then, coverage simply continued reporting on the prolonged “red tide problem,” repeating the same stories over and over, until the stories themselves became a problem, according to Lyn Millner, journalism professor and founder of the journalism program at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. “There was so much coverage about how terrible red tide was for our region, and very little coverage about what people are doing about it,” Millner said. “We just saw a need,” she said.

Related Reading: Reporting on Climate Change From a Solutions Lens.


Population. Global Warming. Global Limits. Urbanisation. Economic Activity. Mobility. Connected World. Energy Choices. AI. The Next Wave. Social Change.

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Images of 2040. WhitepaperHandler. Sikkim says it will become first state to roll out Universal Basic Income. Apple and China’s problems show that today’s titans may not rule the world tomorrow. Our mental geography is bounded by what has gone before.

Apple and China’s problems show that today’s titans may not rule the world tomorrow

What has happened in the recently remembered past is most likely to continue. Inflection points, when trends decisively change, are more infrequent than the many instances when things go on as they have done. Two of today’s trends seem unstoppable. China’s astounding growth will continue, so the story runs, underwriting its arrival as the second economic superpower. To get a share in that China action, underpinning the entire growth of Asia, is one of the prime economic arguments for Brexit. Second, the west coast big tech companies, from Facebook to Apple, are the new wonders of the universe. Chief economist of Bank of England admits errors in Brexit forecasting. The Bank of England’s chief economist has admitted his profession is in crisis having failed to foresee the 2008 financial crash and having misjudged the impact of the Brexit vote.

Chief economist of Bank of England admits errors in Brexit forecasting

Andrew Haldane, said it was “a fair cop” referring to a series of forecasting errors before and after the financial crash which had brought the profession’s reputation into question. Who now owns Nepal’s forests? Some forestry experts believe not enough was done to train local communities in the scientific management of trees to prevent degradation and fires, and picking suitable tree species.

Who now owns Nepal’s forests?

“We focused solely on preservation, and as a result forest coverage increased without contributing to the economy,” says Krishna Acharya, joint secretary at the Ministry of Forests and Environment. “Our next step should be to see how natural resources can yield economic benefit for local communities.” A populist surge in the May 2019 elections could change the face of the EU forever. Historian Niall Ferguson on the roots of today's political polarization.

The Year of Fascism. 'Peak stuff', interest rates and a dollop of Brexit have retailers worried. 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018. Another year of hard-fought wins in conservation 1.

99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

The Kofan people of Sinangoe, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, won a landmark legal battle to protect the headwaters of the Aguarico River, nullifying 52 mining concessions and freeing up more than 32,000 hectares of primary rainforest. Amazon Frontlines 2. Following China’s ban on ivory last year, 90% of Chinese support it, ivory demand has dropped by almost half, and poaching rates are falling in places like Kenya. 3. Britain’s long-falling death rate has levelled out. A blip or something more? - Mortality tale. Are We on the Verge of a New Golden Age? History doesn’t exactly repeat itself, but it does run in cycles. One of the most robust theories of such cycles was articulated by economic historian Carlota Perez, in her influential book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages (Edward Elgar, 2002).

It suggests that humanity can get through the current period of upheaval and economic malaise and enter a new “golden age” of broad economic growth, if the world’s key decision makers act in concert to help foster one. Common Purpose: Realigning Business, Economies, and Society. A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2017 issue of strategy+business. Underlying the bitter politics of our time is a simple, prevalent reality: Too many people feel that they are being left behind by a system unfairly stacked against them.

For a number of generations, citizens in the world’s wealthiest nations perceived themselves as participants in a long chain of ever-increasing prosperity. Now many see themselves as worse off than their parents. S focus too little on what people really care about - Free exchange: The worth of nations. Priorities of progress whitepaper. Future - Why we need to reinvent democracy for the long-term. FutureofSust2019. A vision of 2040: everything we need for a sustainable world already exists. Earth 2050: A glimpse into the future. Global Strategic Trends. Global Strategic Trends. Global Strategic Trends (GST) describes a strategic context for those in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider government who are involved in developing long term plans, strategies, policies and capabilities.

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