LeftTimes - Top Links 🌎 November 2022
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LeftTimes Top Links - November 2022
Germany’s Economic Entanglement with China - Chinese exports to Germany grow, while German exports to China flatline. “Berlin’s aim is to avoid dangerous dependencies and to ensure reciprocity. But Scholz intends to proceed with a sense of “proportion and pragmatism”, which is hardly the prevailing mood in Washington DC right now. All the signs are that Berlin still wants to walk the tightrope.”
Right-Wing Protectionism is Costing Texas - The Texas Observer discusses how “Laws banning the state from doing business with banks that are dubbed anti-fossil fuel or anti-gun will likely cost hundreds of millions in higher interest rates.”
AOC: The New York State Democratic Party’s Corruption May Have Cost Democrats the House - “Cuomo may be gone, but his entire infrastructure, much of his infrastructure and much of the political machinery that he put in place is still there.
NYT Invents Left Extremists to Make ‘Moderation’ the Midterm Winter - How the midterm rejection of Trumpism is being extended into a narrative of left-shaming - looking at the ‘extremists’ McLeod-Skinner of Oregon, Michelle Vallejo of Texas and Christy Smith of California.
We Should Celebrate the World’s Population Passing the Eight Billion Mark - “Sections of the environmental movement bemoaned the birth of the world’s eight-billionth person, but the Left should have no part in this cynical misanthropy. The cause of food insecurity and climate change is the irrationality of capitalism — not rising populations.”
The Socialism of Fools - Antisemitism as Cartoon-Ideology - John Ganz discusses how Antisemitism has had such a staying power throughout history - and in particular - carrying through into modernity.
The Social Recession: By the Numbers - Decline in friendship, sex, romance, drug consumption, family relationships, community, and trust in political institutions and the citizenry.
The Promise of Cultivated Meat - How cultivated the meat is a critical piece in the solution to global warming (80% of rainforest deforestation is due to the cattle industry). Why it’s taken so long to get to market, challenges the industry still faces, and why blended products will be the first to market - and are coming soon.
Mapping the World’s Population Densities - Visual Capitalist
Is Ideology Unconscious? - Gil Morejon discusses the implications of his book on early modern metaphysics.
That’s it now folks, enjoy!
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