To feed the planet by 2050, we're going to need 60% more food.
— World Economic Forum (@Davos) January 22, 2020
Since joining MIT Economics in 1949, Nobel laureate Robert Solow served as advisor to over 70 PhD students, four of whom went on to win Nobels themselves. @techreview story on Solow's career and legacy as a mentor: https://t.co/FAVLY2OYR9 pic.twitter.com/3MYMab1BkM
— MIT Economics (@MITEcon) January 6, 2020
— Lawrence H. Summers (@LHSummers) January 7, 2020
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Trump's heralded trade deal with China rests on a $200 bn assumption:
China will increase purchases of US exports by $200 bn over 2020-21.
But a look at
The agreement's LEGAL text
= this is highly UNLIKELY.
— Chad P. Bown (@ChadBown) January 21, 2020
"It's quite shameful that Oxfam is releasing this same disingenuous report year after year… over the last 10 years the amount of people in extreme poverty has halved."
— Adam Smith Institute (@ASI) January 22, 2020
Rent controls are now being discussed in cities like Berlin, London, and New York. Sweden has had rent controls since 1942. There are at least nine reasons why the Swedish experience should serve as a cautionary example for other countries. https://t.co/mabKOJIe7B
— IEA (@iealondon) January 22, 2020
— Julian Jessop (@julianHjessop) January 23, 2020
— Bruegel (@Bruegel_org) January 20, 2020
What are East Africa's energy perspectives in the coming years?
— IFRI (@IFRI_) January 15, 2020
Sounds about right: The average unicorn is priced 48% above its fair value. Of 135 unicorns in the U.S. there was valuation inflation in every case, with the degree of overstatement ranging from 5% to 188%.https://t.co/FAfzQUuB8W
— Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) January 25, 2020
The median American rent payment rose 61% in real terms between 1960 and 2016 while the median renter’s income grew by 5% https://t.co/PzU77qUnkl
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 19, 2020
— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) January 19, 2020
Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago https://t.co/pwkJ1z8kWj
— TIME (@TIME) January 18, 2020
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) January 15, 2020
Christian Trump supporters, take note. https://t.co/xn3kCgkjaA
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 24, 2019
During Putin's recent trip to Syria he and Assad, at the Russian Orthodox cathedral, joked, it would appear, about how Trump might have a conversion on the road to Damascus. pic.twitter.com/R4pLHXVAml
— Mike (@Doranimated) January 15, 2020
Rep. Swalwell on impeachment evidence: “Every time we learn new information from people like Mr. Parnas, it always points in the direction that Donald Trump was putting his interests above America’s security and election integrity.” https://t.co/BNVLQq1i8w
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 16, 2020
More than one million fires in Australia detected by satellites since September https://t.co/VYTN49YgvY
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 12, 2020
About that January heatwave… https://t.co/qihfy30Zmg
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 13, 2020
"I'm only shaking your hand if you give more money to our Rural Fire Service"
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 13, 2020
— Politic@l Spinner (@LesStonehouse) January 16, 2020
Drought and bushfires has brought the dairy industry in NSW to its knees.
The Lib-Nat Government has appointed a dairy advocate who earns $800 a day and has done nothing.
Premier, where is the dairy advocate and why aren't they highlighting the plight of our dairy farmers? pic.twitter.com/coaK6CBUCs
— Jodi McKay (@JodiMcKayMP) January 16, 2020
In Australia, people were filming rolling clouds of dust sweeping across New South Wales.
— CNN International (@cnni) January 26, 2020
STROLLING SHARKS: Four new species of tropical shark that use their fins to walk have been discovered off the coasts of northern Australia and New Guinea. https://t.co/n3VEEZQR11 pic.twitter.com/H99pxJMGJp
— ABC News (@ABC) January 26, 2020
For more, check out the full joint report from @orfonline @CSISIndonesia and @LowyInstitute. And thanks to @dfat for funding our research. The arguments and conclusions are, of course, those of the authors alone https://t.co/4NESBIzec1
— Ben Bland (@benjaminbland) January 16, 2020
— ASPI (@ASPI_org) January 13, 2020
The bulk of the data suggests that gangs inflict far more harm than just committing crimes https://t.co/6MudPHu6LF
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 19, 2020
Black Americans' incarceration rate is exceedingly high. The racial gap widened in the 1980s with the "war on drugs" https://t.co/eUH7nNs2YD
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 20, 2020
One expert estimates that between 2,000 and 4,000 coyotes live in Chicago https://t.co/ZbX3Zo6xHl
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 19, 2020
Thousands gather for Hong Kong protest before clashes with police cut it short https://t.co/0Wpd0rqLMF
— TIME (@TIME) January 19, 2020
“The specialty of a women-led movement is that they can be sustained longer. Women don’t give up.”
Why female protesters are at the forefront of India's resistance movement https://t.co/Q4DBSZvc1l
— TIME (@TIME) January 18, 2020
— Marc Perelman (@mperelman) January 14, 2020
— Hudson Institute (@HudsonInstitute) January 15, 2020
The next phase of Brexit will be just as tough as the last.
Securing a good trade deal between the EU and the U.K. will be vital to protect our jobs and economy.
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) January 15, 2020
These eight countries are responsible for 63.6% of ocean trash:
— Bloomberg (@business) December 26, 2019
« The series of #nuclear crisis demonstrates clearly that the post-modern paradigm (triumph of liberalism, end of the Nation-State, acceleration of globalization and rise of multilateralism) has become irrelevant » • New @asia_nuclear analysis on https://t.co/YJCscbLTE7 pic.twitter.com/uL3wVnNZGp
— Asia Nuclear Initiative (@asia_nuclear) November 25, 2019
The annual overview on trade and trade-related measures by WTO members hows that trade restrictions continue at historically high levels.
All data here: https://t.co/9hFqXvsYPW pic.twitter.com/G6fbraDfzq
— WTO (@wto) December 13, 2019
— Imperial & Global (@ExeterCIGH) November 18, 2019
Bosnia has become an unintended waystation for migrants and asylum seekers fleeing conflict and oppression in South Asia and the Middle East. @yellena_p with their situation this winter:https://t.co/ivIsDNJw0A
— The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News) (@newhumanitarian) December 25, 2019
What is the potential of #AI enabled systems to boost or transform defence capabilities? Trevor Taylor explores AI procurement and challenges to government defence purchasing practices in this RUSI Journal special edition on #AI. Read the full article at: https://t.co/ZDykadTp3l
— RUSI (@RUSI_org) December 18, 2019
Read the latest edition of the @Wilsonquarterly, examining how lines drawn between territories — from the Northern Triangle to the airport to Berlin to the Pacific Northwest also shape our lives as citizens.
— The Wilson Center (@TheWilsonCenter) December 23, 2019
In light of changing conflict dynamics and the DRC's new political circumstances, how can the UN Security Council adjust @MONUSCO's mandate to ensure that it reflects & responds to conflict dynamics on the ground?
— Intl Peace Institute (@ipinst) December 24, 2019
But it is narrow and risks closing, our new report warns. [Thread] ⇊https://t.co/E9AdFWQLh8
— Crisis Group (@CrisisGroup) December 20, 2019
U.S.-Taliban talks appear to be back on track. Our @johnnybwalsh explains the latest developments in the Afghan peace process and breaks down where negotiations may be headed. https://t.co/sExK3AFhy6 pic.twitter.com/CHaWHhXC43
— U.S. Institute of Peace (@USIP) December 23, 2019
Social movements, campaigns, and community-based civic initiatives cannot survive solely on protests. There are hundreds of other nonviolent tactics to contextualize, and nonviolent campaigns constantly create new ones. https://t.co/uyNH2In4bC
— U.S. Institute of Peace (@USIP) December 24, 2019
'The PM needs to be on the phone a lot, travel a lot, and needs to see a big part of their job as having relationships with foreign leaders for the sake of relationships with foreign leaders.'@JohnCassonUK on why foreign policy is so important for the UK’s national interests pic.twitter.com/IDUkr6NrRB
— Chatham House (@ChathamHouse) December 19, 2019
.@Politics_Oxford Professor Jan Zielonka offers his viewpoint on the numerous negative consequences of Brexit faced by remaining EU countries, including renewed nationalism, damaged cross-cultural exchanges and intense personal costs for European citizens https://t.co/W85P4xGpF3 pic.twitter.com/peCOdQhRLj
— OxPol (@OxPolBlog) November 15, 2019
The first edition of our new Urban Warfare Project podcast features a conversation with Dr. David Kilcullen! https://t.co/UYVaFB8zlC
— Modern War Institute (@WarInstitute) December 18, 2019
"Good goals must not only satisfy one's values, they also have to pass a feasibility test." https://t.co/aTkWmWYBAc
— Texas NatSec Review (@TXNatSecReview) December 18, 2019
Translating rubles to dollars at the market exchange rates is a remarkably inaccurate way to assess a country's defense expenditures https://t.co/5fo7Y5Oceu
— War on the Rocks (@WarOnTheRocks) December 19, 2019
RT @jjps_eds: Free access until the end of 2019 – Does Internet usage inspire offline political participation? Analyzing the Taiwanese case – Alex Chuan-hsien Chang – https://t.co/WllOa32cAJ #jjps pic.twitter.com/W6tAB981hC
— CUP Politics (@CUP_PoliSci) December 19, 2019
"To violate the treaty with the #UnitedKingdom guaranteeing #HongKong's special status until 2047 would be illegal, but enforcing international law without risk of war is a trick that has eluded jurists for generations." From contributor @CharlesMGlass. https://t.co/sly8Ei04tT
— Stratfor (@Stratfor) December 19, 2019
Our #FirstView articles are now free access until the end of 2019 – https://t.co/42GNB9mFne includes the recent papers by @joncrogowski, @therabz, @ferdinandeibl, @SlaterPolitics, @RasmussenMagnus, @pearceaedwards, @daarnon and more pic.twitter.com/rcMUvURSmi
— British Jnl Pol Sci (@BJPolS) December 18, 2019
It's time to reboot and rebalance our economy.
— Adam Smith Institute (@ASI) December 18, 2019
The 'rebel alliance': Obi-Wan Kenobi, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker, or British politicians?@AnetteStimmer explores the links between Brexit and Star Wars for @OxPolBlog: https://t.co/c0W85avMEb … @NuffieldCollege
[Han Solo speaks to C3PO] pic.twitter.com/oAbYFa2EKd
— Oxford Politics and IR (@Politics_Oxford) October 17, 2019
— John Malcolm (@malcolm_john) December 19, 2019
New research by Eric Hanushek examines potential economic gains from improving the quality of schools: https://t.co/LdHVZkqZlM
— Hoover Institution (@HooverInst) December 18, 2019
“Business and psychology are not as separate as people might think,” says Markus Brauer, a @UWPsych professor and affiliate faculty member at WSB.
— WI School of Business Research (@WSBresearch) December 13, 2019
1619 pushes a narrative that America has always been and will be perhaps irredeemably racist.
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) December 18, 2019
— Univ. of Rochester (@UofR) September 9, 2019
Here is some additional material from the recent @thinkers50 event. Great to see @thayerschool @TuckSchool @TuckExecEd represented along with our @mit_ide colleagues @erikbryn @amcafee https://t.co/2Pgpdjh0Al https://t.co/KWAn63iBdu
— Geoff Parker (@g2parker) December 2, 2019
Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, a document approved by the cabinet shows.https://t.co/CShrPCFryD
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) December 27, 2019
— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 23, 2020
We can all be thankful that undernourishment has become rarer globally. But the case of Venezuela demonstrates that progress is not inevitable — suicidal economic policies, like socialism, can rapidly extinguish the prosperity we enjoy. https://t.co/MSUImezK7I
— HumanProgress.org (@HumanProgress) December 24, 2019
It's nice they have opinions about communism now, because once you're living in it you don't get to have an opinion about it anymore. https://t.co/YjFFwFxSFj
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) December 30, 2019
Diamond Crisis Worsens As De Beers Signals Rough Times Ahead https://t.co/5jvhoDdCrt
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 14, 2019
A diamond roughly the size of a tennis ball will be cut and polished into gems for Louis Vuitton jewelry https://t.co/JP51hHNsTv
— Bloomberg (@business) January 16, 2020