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WEF at Davos 2020: Jan. 21-24

Upon entering the WEF site yesterday, this fascinating video from last year was featured:

A preview of the lofty conference from wsws: ‘Climate change “spin” as Davos gathering confronts mounting environmental and economic crisis’, Nick Beams, 20 January 2020

“The World Economic Forum (WEF), which holds its annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, has tried in recent years to feign concern about the welfare of society as it brings together the ultra-wealthy, government and media representatives and the heads of major corporations to defend the profit system. This year’s gathering is no exception.
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A great read from naked capitalism.

The New York Times Dual Endorsement of Klobuchar and Warren: This Ain’t It, Chief

Just a taste:

NYT: Good news, then, that Elizabeth Warren has emerged as a standard-bearer for the Democratic left.[1]
[1] A “standard bearer” that is number two in the national polls and raised four million dollars in two days after Sanders stabbed her in the back and accused her of sexism. Oh, wait…

SpaceX Final Human Space Abort Test Successful

Yesterday, SpaceX successfully performed its final necessary mission to test its human-capable rocket, Dragon, before astronauts actually are inside. This abort test--to make sure astronauts can survive a high-altitude abort--was pretty cool to watch (10 minute video):

Dragon High-Altitude Abort Test

New York Times Editorial Board Endorses Warren and Klobuchar

I. Can't.

Here's the link, but I frankly wouldn't bother:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/19/opinion/amy-klobuchar-eli...

The TL;DR version is "Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it.

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