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Will Boris Johnson become Britain’s first triumphant “green” prime minister, or just another peddler of empty environmental slogans?

@theCCCuk  @AnnPettiforSuccess  will require: Voters’ consent Clear policy Skilled industrial intervention Given the stakes that climate change raises, there can be no greater test of Johnson's political skills, and, depending on the result, no better or worse legacy

China's juggernaut is a shadow of its perceived self in the market capitalization of the world’s 10 largest companies, seven of which are American

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Latin America should be the first place the U.S. should look for more resilient supply chains, says @shannonkoneil 

Trump naturally doesn't want Congress to see his tax returns. Good government demands otherwise, @TimOBrien  says

SoftBank's stake in Roche is a curious move, says @shuli_ren . But it may simply be more evidence that the competition for unicorns is getting more intense.

A more libertarian response to the virus is the only workable option now, says @RameshPonnuru 

The near-unanimous criticism of Andrew Cuomo suggests Democrats can still control their own party, says @jbview 

A return to traditional legislative give-and-take is welcome. But what good is bipartisanship in the service of bad policy?

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People who deactivated Facebook in a study were happier afterward, reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety. That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial effect typically reported for psychotherapy

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In a tour de force of hard won reporting, the New York Times has put numerical clothing on what we’ve known about President Trump for years: He’s a haphazard businessman, human billboard and serial bankruptcy artist

The strategies pursued by South Korea, Vietnam & China are paying off. As of Nov. 1, the cumulative death rate per million is: ??U.S.: 696 ??U.K.: 685 ??France: 563 vs. ??South Korea: 9 ??China: 3 ??Vietnam: 0.36 [Chart shows data correct as of Oct. 30]

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Global supply chains are breaking, borders rising within nation-states, stock exchanges are convulsing with fear, and recession looms over the global economy. The coronavirus has disrupted world order

This alarming chart illustrates the poor job the U.S. has done in containing Covid-19 compared to the European Union, a bigger region of independent countries that suffered an earlier outbreak. What is America doing wrong?

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The most misleading cliche about the coronavirus is that it treats us all the same. It doesn’t. It exacerbates preexisting conditions of inequality wherever it goes, and before long, uprisings will be one of the side effects

Let’s take a break from worrying about the apocalypse and celebrate some good news: ??We're living longer ?We're healthier ??Child mortality is down ?Poverty is decreasing ?Literacy is increasing ?We're killing each other less

Ebola has a 50% death rate. If you got infected, you’d most likely die. Covid-19 has a 3.4% death rate. Obviously not as bad as Ebola—but that makes it up to 34x more deadly than the seasonal flu

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Elon Musk’s endorsement of Dogecoin as “the people’s crypto” — cheered by Gene Simmons and Snoop Dogg — sent Reddit traders stampeding into the Shiba Inu-themed coin. As a result, its price is up around 1,000% year-to-date, eclipsing Bitcoin’s rise

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