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Links 28 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Universal Basic Income Now or Never – Martinhies Boeck.com A Key Gauge of Future Inflation Is Easing – WSJ Why are used cars insanely expensive right now? – The Hustle Stock futures decline amid renewed virus, growth concerns – Yahoo Competition from online platforms and the impoverishment of newspapers

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Links 27 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Stuck in the Smoke as Billionaires Blast Off: Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis. – The Intercept The crypto market’s volatility cuts both ways giving both bulls and bears an opportunity to make a killing,

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Links 26 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: World’s Food Supplies Get Slammed by Drought, Floods and Frost – Bloomberg Coronavirus and the global recovery: the dangers of whiplash economics – FT Column: Dominance of mega firms may undermine monetary policy By Reuters – Investing Fed Ramps Up Debate Over Taper Timing, Pace – WSJ Thermal coal

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Weekend Links: 24-25 July, 2021

Across the Yarra, 1931, Clarice Beckett, National Gallery of Victoria   Macro & Markets Why there is no solution to our age of crisis without China – New Statesman The aftermath of sovereign debt crises – VoxEU The long-run effects of pandemics on inflation: Why this time may be different – VoxEU Don’t worry about

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Links 23 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Jeff Bezos: ‘We Need to Move All Polluting Industry Into Space’ – Gizmodo The long-run effects of pandemics on inflation: Why this time may be different – VOX Macroeconomic Consequences of the Infrastructure and Budget Reconciliation Plans – Moodys Analytics Jeep Maker Splits With Economists, Seeing Inflation Clearly –

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Links 22 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Powell Says Fed Likely to Require Banks to Test for Climate Risk – Bloomberg “Bubbles are unbelievably easy to see”. What a jabroni. – Reuters Temporary or not, inflation is rattling restaurants and broader economy – MSN BHP considering exiting oil and gas business – Reuters Wall Street’s New

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Links 21 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Building Solar Farms May Not Build the Middle Class: Some of the wealthiest companies in the world are investing in the green economy. But they’re not investing in paying union wages. – NY Times Why did the Dow tumble Monday? Economic growth is now a bigger worry than inflation.

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Links 20 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: “Investors Are on the Lookout for a Crash. But Prices Keep Going Up.” – Mises Quantitative Easing: how the world got hooked on magicked-up money – Prospect Magazine Cryptocurrency trading volume plunges as interest wanes following bitcoin price drop – CNBC Americas: Former President Jimmy Carter lives in a

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Links 19 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Is working harder making us poorer? – Afford Assets Regulate business to tackle climate crisis, urges Mark Carney – The Guardian Consumers’ complaints about rising prices on homes, vehicles, and household durables has reached an all-time record – Reuters Quantitative Easing: how the world got hooked on magicked-up money

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Weekend Reading: 17-18 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: They Want You To Believe “Hyperinflation Is Coming” – Medium Digital Currencies, Bitcoin and its effect on financial and economic market of USA – Arzulavan Inefficiencies In Crypto Trading? Can Markets Be Manipulated? – Well Rounded Studios Who wins when Amazon pulls brands from its store? – The Verge

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Links 16 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Powell says the Fed is still a ways off from altering policy, expects inflation to moderate – CNBC These big tech stocks, including Square and Tesla, are expected to show the best sales growth as the U.S. economy expands – Market Watch The junk bond market is on fire

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Links 15 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Treasury yields are flat even after June’s hot inflation report – CNBC The Economic Mechanism Behind the Populist Backlash to Globalization – Ineteconomics Ending pension lock is a start, but there’s no easy fix to the yawning generation gap – The Guardian A Housing Frenzy Is Sparking Bidding Wars

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Links 14 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Only the Rich Could Love This Economic Recovery – NY Times Higher inflation is here to stay for years, economists forecast – WSJ Janet Yellen Warns That Coronavirus Variants Threaten Global Recovery – NY Times Semiconductor Shortages and Vehicle Production and Prices – Cleveland Fed A Housing Frenzy Is

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Links 13 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Higher inflation is here to stay for years, economists forecast – WSJ The bond market agrees with the Federal Reserve — inflation is temporary – CNBC Solar Is Dirt-Cheap and About to Get Even More Powerful – Bloomberg Virus variants threaten global recovery, G20 warns – Reuters Capitalist rulers

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Links 12 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Data Reveal How Intangibles Dominate Post-Pandemic Economic Growth – Low Down Blog In New Papers, Economists Argue Deficits Are Like Ponzi Schemes – Bloomberg A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age – Bruegel How to Make Inflation and Deflation Irrelevant – Carbon Radio Estimating the economic impact of climate

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Weekend Reading: 10-11 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The Wrong Way to Pay for Infrastructure – Barrons Work at Home or the Office? Either Way, There’s a Start-Up for That. – NY Times Labour markets in the rich world are recovering from Covid-19 – The Economist Super rich’s wealth concentration surpasses Gilded Age levels – Yahoo Stock

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Links 9 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The saving habits of millionaires generate debt for 90% of the population – Entrepreneur Exxon Admits Capitalism Created The Climate Crisis – Current Affairs A Proposal to Scale Up Global Carbon Pricing – IMF Covid-19 has destroyed 22 million jobs in advanced countries, says OECD – CNBC Labour markets

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Links 8 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Designing a hybrid work organisation – Bruegel The return of the carry trade – Economist Conditions are ripe for repeat of 1970s stagflation and 2008 debt crisis – The Guardian Fed’s Reverse Repos Spike to $1 Trillion. Cash Drain Undoes 8 Months of QE – Wolf Street Debunking the

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Links 7 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Covid-19 pushed 119-124 million people into extreme poverty: UN – Live Mint Will a robot take your job? It may just make your job worse. – VOX A Forgotten Chipmaker May be Key to Ending the Global Shortage – Bloomberg OPEC+ Deal Fails, Leaving Oil Market Tighter as Prices

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Links 6 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Covid-19 pushed 119-124 million people into extreme poverty: UN – LiveMint Bitcoin billionaire drowns while swimming, leaving $2 billion crypto fortune in limbo – Mazech Wall Street banks racked up $650 million in fees and stock gains in the busiest IPO week since 2004 – CNBC Bezos leaves enduring

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Links 5 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Bitcoin billionaire drowns while swimming, leaving $2 billion crypto fortune in limbo – Mazech China and US home to nearly 60% of companies likely to pay global tax – Nikkei Each new generation has a harder time overcoming the wealth of their parents – The Swamp EVs: Tesla Crosses

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Weekend Reading: 3-4 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: New World Order, Digital Governments, Digital Economy, Blockchain, Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Stakeholder Capitalism – Arzualvan Historic global corporate tax agreement reached – FT Markets Work, but Untangling Global Supply Chains Takes Time – NY Times Global tax reform: 130 countries commit to minimum corporate rate – The Guardian

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Links 2 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Workers can unlock the artificial intelligence revolution – Bruegel Restarting the economy? – Bruegel The Lebanese state is getting rid of its debts, by setting the biggest trap for depositors. – LB.com After a dramatic collapse, these U.S. stocks are at dramatic highs now – LB.com Americas: In Blow

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Links 1 July 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Musk says may need $30 billion to keep Starlink in orbit – Reuters Oil prices rise to the highest level in two years – Economist Tesla increases the price of the base Model Y again – Electrek Yield Curve, Inverted Yield Curve and Bond Market – Arzualvan Retail bonds:

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Links 30 June 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Yield Curve, Inverted Yield Curve and Bond Market – Arzualvan How shipping ports are being reinvented for the green energy transition – The Conversation Facebook Notches $1T Market Cap For First Time – The Techee Facebook hits $1 trillion market cap after federal court dismisses FTC antitrust complaint –

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Links 29 June 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Key inflation indicator posts biggest year-over-year gain in nearly three decades – CNBC Artificial Intelligence Has Caused A 50% To 70% Decrease In Wages—Creating Income Inequality And Threatening Millions Of Jobs – Forbes Why Free Market Ideology is a Double Lie – Evonomics Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out

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Links 28 June 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: It’s far cheaper to prevent environmental damage then to clean it up afterwards. – Nature Building new solar now cheaper than keeping existing coal plants open – Renew Economy WallStreetBets is dying, long live the WallStreetBets movement – Market Watch Key inflation indicator posts biggest year-over-year gain in nearly

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Weekend Reading: 26-27 June 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Tim Cook, Jamie Dimon, and other CEOs say employees should return to the office because it boosts creativity. Experts say that’s a ‘fairy tale.’ – Yahoo Many people don’t want to work unless it’s from home – VOX Buffett has now given half of his Berkshire shares to charity,

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Links 25 June 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Fed Chair Powell says it’s ‘very, very unlikely’ the U.S. will see 1970s-style inflation – CNBC Microsoft joins Apple in the $2 trillion club, briefly – Aljazeera Credit Suisse report reveals vast increase in global wealth inequality amid pandemic in 2020 – WSWS Fed’s Liquidity Circus and Gold –

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Links 24 June 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Fed sees record $756 billion demand for reverse repo program and may hit $1 trillion – Market Watch The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth – Scientific American A Skeptic’s Guide to Modern Monetary Theory – NBER The Central Banking Scam – Libertarian Institute Emerging-Market Bulls Pin Currency Hopes on