Lessons from China’s Covid lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near a locked area due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10. Photo: Christmas celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger for China and everyone, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent and belated attempts to spur economic … Read more

Dairyland Insurance Review: Pros, Cons & Costs

GOBanking Rates Score Quick take: Dairyland Insurance offers home, auto and motorcycle insurance policies. Is Dairyland the right choice for you? It probably depends on your insurance needs and the state you live in. Dairyland is not available in all 50 states. Customer service Availablity Cover options Discounts How did we calculate this? Advantages Full … Read more

Universe could start shrinking ‘remarkably’ soon, scientists say

After nearly 13.8 billion years of uninterrupted expansion, the Universe may soon come to a standstill and then slowly begin to contract, according to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. In the new paper, three scientists attempt to model the nature of dark energy – a mysterious … Read more

Universe could start shrinking ‘remarkably’ soon, scientists say

After nearly 13.8 billion years of uninterrupted expansion, the Universe may soon come to a standstill and then slowly begin to contract, according to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. In the new paper, three scientists attempt to model the nature of dark energy – a mysterious … Read more

Mexico criminalizes investment – WSJ

President Biden met virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday to discuss bilateral and regional issues, according to the White House. Diplomatic gibberish aside, the priority of the call was clear: Both presidents are politically harmed by the mess on the US southern border and want it gone. Let’s be honest, though. … Read more

Are you still doing business in Russia? Good luck renewing your insurance.

The port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Zuma Press More … than 750 western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their areas fall under Western sanctions. Others left voluntarily and were hailed for standing up for democracy. Their departure may have another, less noble reason: Russia … Read more

Are you still doing business in Russia? Good luck renewing your insurance.

The port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Zuma Press More … than 750 western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their areas fall under Western sanctions. Others left voluntarily and were hailed for standing up for democracy. Their departure may have another, less noble reason: Russia … Read more

Are you still doing business in Russia? Good luck renewing your insurance.

The port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Zuma Press More … than 750 western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their areas fall under Western sanctions. Others left voluntarily and were hailed for standing up for democracy. Their departure may have another, less noble reason: Russia … Read more

Are you still doing business in Russia? Good luck renewing your insurance.

The port of Vladivostok, Russia, March 5. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Zuma Press More … than 750 western companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some had no choice because their areas fall under Western sanctions. Others left voluntarily and were hailed for standing up for democracy. Their departure may have another, less noble reason: Russia … Read more

Xi Jinping bets everything on Zero Covid

The Chinese Leninist political system is very good at mass mobilization but very bad at stopping mass mobilization once it has started. Mao Zedong proved this most destructively with the Great Leap Forward in 1958. Today, Xi Jinping’s bold embrace of the zero-Covid policy, in the face of an increasingly transmissible Omicron variant, evokes Mao’s … Read more