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History, economics, politics, theory, art. Teach history at Columbia University. Director of the European Institute.

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Adam Tooze
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when inflation expectations plunged in 2014 15 draghis response was to launch the ecbs qe with an even more dr
When inflation expectations plunged in 2014-15, Draghi’s response was to launch the ECB’s QE, with an even more dramatic slide underway, what will be the response of his successor? @PictetAM_Them@SoberLookes via
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
amongst first time voters in germany the greens lead by a huge margin spd at only 7 weltspiegelard
Amongst first time voters in Germany, the Greens lead by a HUGE margin. SPD at only 7%.
@Weltspiegel_ARD
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
local austerity whereas us state tax revenue has rebounded by c 50 since 2008 us local government is still scr
Local austerity: Whereas US state tax revenue has rebounded by c. 50% since 2008, US local government is still scraping by on significantly less revenue than pre-crisis. Anyone know how to explain this important divergence? @creditsights via @SoberLook
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
trumps trade war and trade war talk has extended to as much as 1 3 of us imports goldmansachs via soberlook
Trump’s trade war and trade war talk has extended to as much as 1/3 of US imports. @GoldmanSachs via @SoberLook
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
us credit card rates hit their highest rates since the 1990s pity the poor people hooked on this stuff soberlo
US credit card rates hit their highest rates since the 1990s. Pity the poor people hooked on this stuff! @SoberLook
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
as trade fears intensify us corporations are cutting back on expansion plans grist to the mill of
As trade fears intensify, US corporations are cutting back on expansion plans. Grist to the mill of @MESandbu
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
markets are fearing a strengthening dollar but how does that scenario fit with americas gaping twin deficits v
Markets are fearing a strengthening dollar. But how does that scenario fit with America’s gaping twin deficits? Variant Perception asks the question via @SoberLook
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
the contrast btw the tax systems of china and the us is radical but in neither case does the tax system effect
The contrast btw the tax systems of China and the US is radical. But in neither case does the tax system effect enough redistribution. @SoberLook
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
housing construction in the us is at a historic low when measured as a 10 year average smoothing for cyclical
Housing construction in the US is at a historic low when measured as a 10 year average smoothing for cyclical fluctuations. @HoyaCapital via @SoberLook
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
officials from microsoft nike pepsi ebay exelon gap levi s mars and tesla and 66 other business leaders lobbie
Officials from Microsoft, Nike, Pepsi, eBay, Exelon, Gap, Levi's, Mars and Tesla and 66 other business leaders lobbied in 80 meetings with lawmakers and staff, 1/2 Republicans for putting a price on carbon. Republicans listened but none signed up.

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Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
the heat map of co2 emissions is one more indicator of how problematic it is to talk in terms of an anthropoce
The heat map of CO2 emissions is one more indicator of how problematic it is to talk in terms of an “ANTHROpocene”. This is a problem of particular societies and particular economies.
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
rich countries tend to have large middle classes btw 75 and 200 of median income the exception is the us data
Rich countries tend to have large middle classes (btw 75 and 200% of median income), the exception is the US. data cited by
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
the share of wealth held by top 1 in us at 425 is vastly greater than that in any other rich country c four ti
The share of wealth held by top 1 % in US at 42.5% is vastly greater than that in any other rich country, c. four times greater than in Italy or Japan.
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
greying world for the first time there are now more people on the planet older than 65 than younger than 5 un
Greying world: for the first time there are now more people on the planet older than 65 than younger than 5. UN via DeutscheBank
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
wild mustard how plant breeding has since 1600 created kale broccoli brussels sprouts cauliflower and now broc
“Wild mustard” - how plant breeding has since 1600 created kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and now Broccolini all out of one original wild ancestor.
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
the us is the most unequal society in developed world the top 10 of families own 75 of household wealth and th
The US is the most unequal society in developed world: "The top 10% of families own 75% of household wealth, and the top 0.1% own as much as the bottom 90%.”
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
china is now germanys major trading partner larger than its european neighbors and the us theeconomist
China is now Germany’s major trading partner, larger than its European neighbors and the US. @TheEconomist
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
the heat map of co2 emissions is one more indicator of how problematic it is to talk in terms of an anthropoce
The heat map of CO2 emissions is one more indicator of how problematic it is to talk in terms of an “ANTHROpocene”. This is a problem of particular societies and particular economies.
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
in 1848 there were as many british troops in ireland as in india from the brilliant empire project by john dar
In 1848 there were as many British troops in Ireland as in India. From the brilliant Empire Project by John Darwin.
Adam Tooze
adam_tooze
arguably the most dramatic graphs in all of economic history surge in global steel production from 400m tons i
Arguably THE most dramatic graphs in all of economic history: surge in global steel production from 400m tons in 2000 to 1150m tons today, driven by 4* multiplication of China’s output. There is literally nothing in historical record to compare to this.
Total(1) => 0.4294638633728 f_f_QM(2) => 0.13459610939026 indS(2) => 0.010321140289307 indM(2) => 0.12269496917725 indM_1(2) => 0.03669810295105 indM_2(2) => 0.00093603134155273 indM_4(2) => 0.010558843612671 indM_5(2) => 0.011972188949585 indM_6(2) => 0.0048818588256836 indM_7(2) => 0.029575109481812 indM_8(2) => 0.0026018619537354 indM_9(2) => 0.011675834655762 indM_10(2) => 0.013458251953125 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.29095602035522 f_f_dT(20) => 0.29068779945374