The Elites Were Living High. Then Came the Fall.

About 3,190 years ago, a merchant in Emar, a trading outpost in what is now northern Syria, sent a desperate letter to his boss, Urtenu, who lived in the rich metropolis of Ugarit, a city-state on the coast of Syria. “There is famine,” he wrote. “If you do not quickly arrive here, we ourselves will die of hunger.” Modern cities can learn from the fate … Continue reading The Elites Were Living High. Then Came the Fall.

The “plandemic” conspiracy theory is the latest in a series of myths around the coronavirus

The coronavirus conspiracy news cycle has grown more powerful off of audiences that were already susceptible to misinformation about other health care myths, like anti-vaccination conspiracies. Data: Zignal; Chart: Axios Visuals. Source: The “plandemic” conspiracy theory is the latest in a series of myths around the coronavirus Continue reading The “plandemic” conspiracy theory is the latest in a series of myths around the coronavirus

Coronavirus threatens sharpest decline in global remittances in history

The coronavirus pandemic could cause remittance payments around the world to drop by 20%, the sharpest decline in history — threatening the livelihoods of the families who rely on them, the World Bank projects . Why it matters: Families across the globe are depending on remittances more than ever as the coronavirus crisis batters local economies. Source: Coronavirus threatens sharpest decline in global remittances in … Continue reading Coronavirus threatens sharpest decline in global remittances in history

The word “nostalgia” did not originally mean what it means now. It was coined with a longing for a time when there was no word for what it described

The word ” nostalgia ” did not originally mean what it means now. It was coined with a longing for a time when there was no word for what it described Source: The word “nostalgia” did not originally mean what it means now. It was coined with a longing for a time when there was no word for what it described Continue reading The word “nostalgia” did not originally mean what it means now. It was coined with a longing for a time when there was no word for what it described

Hunger Pandemic: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Food Insecurity — Visual Capitalist

How COVID-19 Could Worsen Global Food Insecurity While COVID-19 is dominating headlines, another kind of emergency is threatening the lives of millions of people around the world—food insecurity. 1,088 more words via Hunger Pandemic: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Food Insecurity — Visual Capitalist Continue reading Hunger Pandemic: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Food Insecurity — Visual Capitalist

Bubblewrapped

By Matthias Paul Kuhlmey. A 2017 observation, more relevant than ever: “Sustainability can only be based on a few things: 1) investing in and improving the educational system, providing basis for widespread opportunity at a fair cost; 2) creating the right economic share across the full spectrum of all economic participants, especially targeting a much-needed improvement of real vs. nominal wages; and 3) aiming for a … Continue reading Bubblewrapped