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1187 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. The war in Ukraine showcases Russia's significant advantage in missile production compared to Europe and the US.
  2. Russia's ability to sustain high levels of missile output is linked to its strategic importation of advanced CNC machines, particularly from the West and China.
  3. The Rhodus Intelligence report reveals the complex dynamics of Russia's military production surge, showcasing the importance of machine tools and imports in modern missile manufacturing.
1187 implied HN points 09 Mar 24
  1. The story delves into controversies and investigations surrounding the potential presence of mass graves and significant historical events on the English Channel island of Alderney during World War II.
  2. It explores the complexities and challenges in quantifying and understanding the immense scale of tragedies like the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities, emphasizing the importance of accurate analysis to do justice to historical events.
  3. The analysis portrays the need for precise examination and mapping of historical events, such as the Nazi regime's labor mobilization and coercion, to comprehend the intricate and structured nature of power dynamics within historical contexts.
1316 implied HN points 12 Feb 24
  1. Wall Street is pulling billions from China's economy and shifting focus to India, creating a significant change in global markets.
  2. Financial flows in China show a trade surplus, with global investors moving away from China and towards India.
  3. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into China has drastically decreased since 2022, reflecting investor concerns about geopolitics and domestic policies.
2174 implied HN points 20 Jan 24
  1. The Eurozone faced its first profound crisis triggered by Europe's banks, not public debt, during the North Atlantic credit boom.
  2. The financial crisis revealed institutional deficits in the Eurozone, showing the deep connection between state and business interests.
  3. Despite efforts at recovery, European banks still struggle to match the profitability and success of their American counterparts, raising concerns about the future of banking in the Eurozone.
772 implied HN points 22 Feb 24
  1. The JET-P programs are well-designed but underfunded, serving more as gestures than impactful solutions.
  2. The discrepancy between ambitions and resources in global sustainable development highlights a fundamental issue within Western elite power dynamics.
  3. Private finance acts as a partner to bridge the gap between governmental ambitions and limited fiscal means, but the policies often lack real-world impact.
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2532 implied HN points 01 Jan 24
  1. In 2023, there was a surge in violence globally, with factors like weak state power and new rivalries fueling conflicts.
  2. Poor-country conflicts are influenced by global forces, but the impact on the larger picture is limited.
  3. The world is facing a historical shift with conflicts like the Israel-Palestine dispute challenging traditional models of geopolitical alignment.
314 implied HN points 13 Mar 24
  1. Adam Tooze's Chartbook Newsletter covers a range of topics like China's changing economy, Sudan's refugee crisis, Southern Africa's drought, and America's history crisis.
  2. Paid subscribers get access to in-depth content and analysis on important global issues.
  3. The newsletter provides great images, links, and reading recommendations for those interested in understanding complex global developments.
329 implied HN points 12 Mar 24
  1. The post highlights various topics like China's vanishing statistics, Mexico's investment boom, why German carmakers dislike tariffs on Chinese EVs, and the Rangoon School.
  2. Adam Tooze's Chartbook Newsletter includes interesting links, readings, and images.
  3. The featured portrait is of General Aung San, a significant Burmese politician and independence leader who was tragically assassinated before he could see Myanmar gain independence from British rule.
844 implied HN points 15 Feb 24
  1. Moody's downgraded Israel's ratings due to ongoing conflict with Hamas, weakening its institutions and fiscal strength - a first in Israeli history.
  2. Despite the financial toll of the war with Gaza, Israel's debt-to-GDP ratio remains stable, thanks to local currency borrowing and market confidence.
  3. The aid promised by the US to Israel amidst the conflict serves more as a political statement than a financial necessity, relieving pressure on Israel's domestic priorities.
271 implied HN points 15 Mar 24
  1. The post discusses America's aging capital stock, Japan's trade union breakthrough, instant noodles' global popularity, and the decline of hobbies.
  2. There are links, images, and other content from the Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze.
  3. The post includes information about sculptor Rigobert Nimi's background and work.
228 implied HN points 18 Mar 24
  1. The post highlights insights on America's stable economy, Brazil's China dilemma, Nepal's political shift to the left, and Latiff Mohidin's Pago Pago art series.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze provides great links, images, and reading material related to these topics.
  3. The content includes information about Latiff Mohidin, a prominent figure in Malaysian modernism, known for his abstract Pago Pago series depicting Malay landscapes.
357 implied HN points 08 Mar 24
  1. The post discusses America's Gaza policy, the UK situation, Turkey's diplomatic role, China's satellite programs, and a life portrayed in three colors.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze provides great links, images, and readings related to these topics.
  3. The content includes a mention of Dorothea Tanning's artwork 'Endgame' from 1944 and her desire to convey hidden aspects of life through surrealism.
300 implied HN points 11 Mar 24
  1. The post discusses Gaza's famine, Malaysia's currency challenges, private equity dilemmas, pickles for millennials, and Hjalmar Schacht's visit to Indonesia.
  2. The content includes great links, readings, and images from the Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze.
  3. To access the full post and more content like this, readers must be paid subscribers to the newsletter.
1831 implied HN points 06 Jan 24
  1. Germany's CO2 emissions fell by 20%, showing a significant reduction in coal-fired power generation.
  2. Renewable energy production increased by 5%, with solar power setting a record in 2023 in Germany.
  3. Emissions in buildings and transportation sectors remained unchanged, missing climate goals, requiring more action.
357 implied HN points 07 Mar 24
  1. The post provides top links on global asset management rankings, private equity times, nuclear issues, and Chinese migration.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze offers great links, images, and reading material.
  3. The post includes a piece on Tatsuo Ikeda and his artistic journey, available to paid subscribers.
300 implied HN points 06 Mar 24
  1. Top Links 381 covers rising interest rates, Chinese defense stocks, Houthi shipping secrets & the future of air conditioning
  2. The post emphasizes great links, images, and readings from the Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze
  3. Some content may be restricted to paid subscribers, urging others to subscribe for access
1716 implied HN points 24 Dec 23
  1. The economics of Santa's workshop involves serious questions about sovereignty over the North Pole.
  2. There is debate about whether elvish labor in Santa's workshop can be considered as unfree or 'slave' labor.
  3. Reindeer play a crucial role in Santa's workshop economy, with an interesting fact being that all of Santa's reindeer with antlers are female.
371 implied HN points 28 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses various topics including Biden's relationship with the oil industry, the concept of 'guns versus butter', the shrinking of Korea, Pax Economica, and the energy consumption of Bitcoin.
  2. There is a mention of resistance art in Japan, particularly focusing on the country's opposition to American influence after 1945 and the presence of a large Communist Party.
  3. The post is intended for paid subscribers, offering additional insights and content beyond what is available to the general audience.
286 implied HN points 05 Mar 24
  1. The post shares top links about Congress affecting the defense-industrial boom, China's green hydrogen efforts, Keynes' views on time politics, and a looming disaster in Congo.
  2. Adam Tooze's Chartbook Newsletter provides great links and content related to various global topics.
  3. The post features an image by Hiroshi Hamaya, a renowned Japanese documentary photographer from the 20th century.
371 implied HN points 27 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses Xi's crackdown on bankers and the world's most polluting power plants.
  2. It touches on topics like book-buying, flatscapes, the Kaiser on future ships, and Oswald's swan.
  3. The content includes great links, reading, and images from the Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze.
1945 implied HN points 03 Dec 23
  1. Napoleon's era of warfare was on a larger scale and more organized than previous conflicts in Europe.
  2. The Napoleonic wars had a significant impact on the economies of France, Britain, and the wider world, affecting trade and prices globally.
  3. Napoleon's ambitions and successes led to massive counter-acting forces, reshaping European power dynamics and economy, with Britain emerging as a financial and naval powerhouse.
357 implied HN points 23 Feb 24
  1. The post highlights topics like the new armaments industry, urban planning, and Eswatini's ship registry.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze offers valuable insights and content on various subjects.
  3. The post includes links to intriguing content, like a piece on Yozo Hamaguchi's art and a paid subscriber section.
400 implied HN points 18 Feb 24
  1. China's Lunar New Year holiday saw increased travel and spending, surpassing pre-pandemic levels despite economic growth concerns.
  2. The post focuses on topics like the history of the growth paradigm, outlawing electric trikes, and the Autobiography of Red.
  3. The information shared in the post is intended for paid subscribers only.
371 implied HN points 17 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses the UK's concerning situation, issues with banks, risks to the authentic Iranian identity, and Morin's perspective on Gaza.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze offers valuable links, images, and reading material.
  3. Paid subscribers get exclusive access to in-depth content and profiles, like the one on artist Awol Erizku and his exploration of the Black condition.
429 implied HN points 10 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses topics like the status of dollars, AI development, business in the far-right, and Foucault's dissertation.
  2. The Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze provides valuable links, images, and readings.
  3. The featured artist, Edi Hila, is an influential figure in the Balkan art scene who captures the societal changes in post-communist Europe.
286 implied HN points 21 Feb 24
  1. Top Links 373 include the Ordeal by Roses photos, US bank concerns, Gazprom's losses, misfiring missiles, and Bismarck's legacy.
  2. US banks like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America have seen a decrease in reserves for commercial real estate debt.
  3. This post is available for paid subscribers and includes insights on various topics related to finance and geopolitics.
228 implied HN points 14 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses a variety of topics like European farm politics, South African power cuts, and uninsurable weather.
  2. The images and links shared in the post are from the Chartbook Newsletter by Adam Tooze.
  3. There is a mention of French painter and poet Jean-Michel Atlan's tragic life and his time at a mental health facility.
300 implied HN points 01 Feb 24
  1. The post is about top links covering various topics like Gaza's destruction and the impact of motherhood on careers.
  2. It features an exhibit called 'Quantum Traces' by Carolina Fusilier from Mexico City.
  3. The post is for paid subscribers only, with an option to subscribe and access the content.