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War and Peace: How Violence is Disrupting the Global Economy – Visual Capitalist

Today, we live in a low-interest-rate environment, where the cost of borrowing for governments and institutions is lower than the historical average. It is easy to see that interest rates are at generational lows, but did you know that they are also at 670-year lows? This week’s chart outlines the interest rates attached to loans […]

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With 'The Irishman' on Netflix, Martin Scorsese is cinema's man of 2019 – Los Angeles Times

In a recent New York Times editorial that he surely wishes he hadn’t had to write (though I’m deeply grateful that he did), Martin Scorsese put his finger on what he considers Hollywood’s most dispiriting change over the last 20 years: “the gradual but steady elimination of risk.” Not even Scorsese’s toughest critics — and […]

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Review: Mati Diop's 'Atlantics,' a ghostly Netflix romance – The San Diego Union-Tribune

There’s a haunting moment early on in “Atlantics,” an exquisite, shiveringly beautiful debut feature from the French Senegalese director Mati Diop. We are speeding along the sun-drenched coast of Dakar, Senegal, in the back of a truck carrying a group of men from a construction site where they have been working for more than three […]

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Massive Attack and the digital age: Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews UVA’s Matt Clark – The Vinyl Factory

How hip-hop, video art and the internet inspired United Visual Artists. Sixteen years ago, a young Matt Clark stumbled out of art school and into contact with Massive Attack Robert Del Naja. Speaking with the enigmatic front man, Clark formed a vision for the band’s first major stage visuals, interrogating ideas of surveillance, misinformation and […]

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Your Complete Guide to December 2019 Events in Seattle – TheStranger.com

The 150 Biggest Arts, Music, Food & Culture Events to Know About by Julianne Bell, Chase Burns, Elaina Friedman, Christopher Frizzelle, Jasmyne Keimig, Charles Mudede, Mike Nipper, Leilani Polk, Dave Segal, Kim Selling, Rich Smith and Joule Zelman Ring in a new decade with laser karaoke, live DJs, and primo views of the Space Needle’s […]

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Last-Minute Plans: 125 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov 27-Dec 1, 2019 – TheStranger.com

Magic in the Market, the Macy’s Holiday Parade, and More $10-and-Under Events Saturday’s 24th annual Magic in the Market will bring a tree lighting, seasonal snacks and drinks, choirs, and photos with Santa to Pike Place. Pike Place Market via Facebook If the cost of your Thanksgiving turkey has left you strapped for cash, don’t […]

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Mapped: The 1.2 Billion People Without Access to Electricity – Visual Capitalist

For anyone reading this article, the benefits of electricity need not be explained. Access to electricity is now an afterthought in most parts of the world, so it may come as a surprise to learn that 16% of the world’s population — an estimated 1.2 billion people — are still living without this basic necessity. […]

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“This is Owned by Homeland Security”: Todd Haynes on Dark Waters – Filmmaker Magazine

Bill Camp and Mark Ruffalo in Dark Waters When the first trailer for Todd Haynes’s Dark Waters dropped, reactions were unprecedentedly tepid: what was this anonymous-looking crusading lawyer thriller? Was this really a recognizable Todd Haynes movie or, for the first time, a feature-length paycheck gig? From the get-go of the now-released film, Haynes and longtime […]

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Activists gather to help define DiEM25's strategy to take on the EU Establishment – DiEM25

Last weekend 300 activists from across Europe gathered under the motto “How to save the EU and the planet?” in order to present and discuss their proposals for the future of the movement in a unique participatory process. In just over three years, DiEM25 has achieved a great deal: a transnational movement has been established […]

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The Honesty-Pride Paradox In Startup Pitching And 3 Simple Steps To Avoid It – Entrepreneur

Gen Z startup investor gives an insight into the inherit problem faced by startups raising capital November 27, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You are pitching your business, the brainchild to which you have dedicated blood, sweat, tears and a majority of your time. You are wanting to […]

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Hungary ranked 10th according to economic complexity – Budapest Business Journal

 BBJ  Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 09:00 The Harvard’s Growth Lab’s Country Complexity Ranking list names Hungary in 10th place with 1.64 points, according to an article published by visualcapitalist.com.  Image: David Carillet/Shutterstock.com The ranking tries to measure economic activity in an easier way and also tries to understand economic complexity better. The article says that […]

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Just tuning into the 2020 Democratic primary? Start here. – The Washington Post

Overshadowed by President Trump and the impeachment inquiry riveting Washington, Democrats are proceeding with their own drama — a generational and ideological battle over the future of their party. A field that continues to grow, and includes authors, billionaires, entrepreneurs and a big chunk of the Democratic Senate caucus, seeks to define how intensely the […]

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Hot Reads: Schwab To Buy TD Ameritrade – ETF.com

Compiled by ETF.com Staff Charles Schwab To Buy TD Ameritrade (Bloomberg)Deal would consolidate an industry reeling from a price war. Fed Sees Little Need For Further Cuts (CNBC)The stance of policy “likely would remain” where it is “as long as incoming information about the economy did not result in a material reassessment of the economic outlook,” […]

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Countries Ranked by Their Economic Complexity – Visual Capitalist

In the past, the trade between nations was a much simpler matter to grasp. Commodities and a few finished goods moved between a handful of countries in a straightforward way. Today, around 6,000 officially classified products pass through the world’s ports, and digital products and services zip across country lines creating an extra layer of […]

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Mauritius: The new property hot spot – Fin24

Mauritius is fast becoming an investment destination of choice for South Africans seeking diversification away from the risks of the local stock exchange and the struggling property market. A lot of media reports have noted an increase in emigration to various countries, Mauritius included, but that is not the focus of astute investors investigating possibilities […]

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Innovation Wrap: Esports On The Rise, AI Chips, Arctic Code Vault – ShareCafe

Here’s your weekly wrap of technology, innovation, and finance news. 🎮 Esports Esports is on the rise with revenue, viewers, and investor interest growing according to a survey of more than 200 esports executives. Immortals Gaming Club has sold the Houston Outlaws Overwatch team to Beasley Media Group with price estimates ranging from $35 million to $60 million. Teams […]

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A New Digital Economy: Visualizing the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem – Visual Capitalist

Many people are familiar with blockchain technology, but did you know that Ethereum has the largest and most active blockchain community in the world? Unlike many other blockchain networks, Ethereum is programmable. This customizable feature has enabled developers to solve problems ranging from digital identification and privacy, to corporate ownership and data security. When the […]

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Who Are The Largest Global Polluters? – BW Businessworld

Solutions to combat universally felt climate change, are obvious. Individuals, firms & governments need to move towards renewable energy options quickly & consistently. Visual Capitalist reports that globally carbon emissions shot up by 1.7% in 2018, making 2015 to 2018, the hottest 4 years on mother earth. Twin acute challenges facing the world today are […]

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The Most Popular Wikipedia Pages, From 2007-2019 – Visual Capitalist

Great stories come and go, but there are a certain few that can truly stand the test of time. Tugging on the heartstrings with nostalgic stories can be a powerful tool. Yet, even the most world-renowned storytellers like Disney face pressure to constantly innovate. Today’s infographic from TitleMax illustrates the highest-grossing media franchises, and dives […]

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'Bradley Of Him' Is A Surreally Fun Desert Run – NPR

So there’s this pale, gawky, bald guy in mirror shades running through the desert. That’s the central image of Connor Willumsen’s graphic novel Bradley of Him, and it’s also a kind of seed. From the image of a stubborn runner in an inhospitable landscape, Willumsen has built up a hilarious and philosophically challenging meditation on […]

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Hot Reads: Costs Of Direct Indexing – ETF.com

Compiled by ETF.com Staff A $300B Twist on Indexing (Bloomberg)Direct indexing allows investors to own companies outright but could be more costly than ETFs.  Powell Sees No Imminent ‘Day Of Reckoning’ (CNBC)Fed chair sees no signs of bubbles brewing in what he calls “sustainable” markets. Bond Investors Flee ETFs (Barron’s)   More than half of fixed income ETFs […]

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Notable Friday Option Activity: DHR, ISRG, VRSN – Nasdaq

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Danaher Corp (Symbol: DHR), where a total of 148,795 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 14.9 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 647% of DHR’s average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.3 million […]

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Your Search Engine Choice Could Fight Climate Change – Splice Today

One move that takes little effort and no legislation could have a modest impact on the environment: your search engine. In a time when the environmentalist movement is alienating some people with articles going after meat eaters, people who want to have children, people with asthma and everyone who wears clothes, it’s important to look […]

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Sustainable Investing: Debunking 5 Common Myths – Visual Capitalist

It began as a niche desire. Originally, sustainable investing was confined to a subset of investors who wanted their investments to match their values. In recent years, the strategy has grown dramatically: sustainable assets totaled $12 trillion in 2018. This represents a 38% increase over 2016, with many investors now considering environmental, social, and governance […]

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How Big Tech Makes Its Money – PCMag

Collectively, the “big five” US tech companies—Apple, Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook—raked in more than $800 billion in revenue in 2018. But how did they make their money? An infographic from Visual Capitalist (embedded in full below) breaks it down. According to Visual Capitalist, 62.8 percent of Apple’s $265.6 billion in revenue last […]

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Visual Capitalist looks at the 10 strongest metals – Resource Clips

by Nicholas LePan | posted with permission of Visual Capitalist | October 22, 2019 The use of metals and the advancement of human civilization have gone hand in hand—and throughout the ages, each metal has proved its worth based on its properties and applications. This visualization from Viking Steel Structures outlines the 10 strongest metals on Earth […]

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The Rise and Fall of Social Media Platforms – Visual Capitalist

Since its inception, the internet has played a pivotal role in connecting people across the globe, including in remote locations. While the foundational need for human connection hasn’t changed, platforms and technology continue to evolve, even today. Faster internet connections and mobile devices have made social networks a ubiquitous part of our lives, with the […]

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Ranked: Countries with the Most Sustainable Energy Policies – Visual Capitalist

In the past, the trade between nations was a much simpler matter to grasp. Commodities and a few finished goods moved between a handful of countries in a straightforward way. Today, around 6,000 officially classified products pass through the world’s ports, and digital products and services zip across country lines creating an extra layer of […]

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The dramatic global rise of urbanization – World Economic Forum

[embedded content] [embedded content] The dramatic global rise of urbanization (1950–2020) In the 21st century, few trends have matched the economic, environmental, and societal impact of rapid urbanization. A steady stream of human migration out of the countryside, and into swelling metropolitan centers, has shaken up the world’s power dynamic in just decades. Today’s eye-catching […]

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Infographic: Why Big Data Keeps Getting Bigger – Visual Capitalist

Great stories come and go, but there are a certain few that can truly stand the test of time. Tugging on the heartstrings with nostalgic stories can be a powerful tool. Yet, even the most world-renowned storytellers like Disney face pressure to constantly innovate. Today’s infographic from TitleMax illustrates the highest-grossing media franchises, and dives […]

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How Decentralized Finance is Making Investing Universally Accessible – Visual Capitalist

Think back to your desires five years ago. As you’ve changed and the world around you has shifted, chances are your desires have also evolved. Similar progressions can be seen in the investing realm. As investors have become more sophisticated, they have sought securities that provide: Enhanced transparency Lower fees Increased liquidity Diversification This changing […]