Meet the Wayward Ambassadors
Two high-ranking ministers made headlines this week by falling out of line with the governments they represent. They are U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, and Libya's Ambassador to the U.S., Ali Ojli.
It's been a difficult week for governments--both dictatorships and democracies alike--to keep their ambassadors in line. Libya's Ambassador to the U.S., Ali Ojli, urged international action to stop the violence in Libya:
Meanwhile, a separate international incident centered around the U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman. Was the U.S. government supporting the so-called "Jasmine Revolution" in China? Alarms were raised when Huntsman, who is also seen as a potential GOP Presidential candidate, was spotted at a pro-Democracy rally this week in Beijing.
China's Internet censors immediately responded by blocking his name from search engines in China. U.S. officials, on the other hand, claimed he was only shopping.
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The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.
- Peterson's Great Books list features classics by Orwell, Jung, Huxley, and Dostoevsky.
- Categories include literature, neuroscience, religion, and systems analysis.
- Having recently left Patreon for "freedom of speech" reasons, Peterson is taking direct donations through Paypal (and Bitcoin).
The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Despite incredible economic growth, it is not necessarily an investor's paradise.
- China's stock market is just 27 years old. It's economy has grown 30x over that time.
- Imagine if you had invested early and gotten in on the ground floor.
- Actually, you would have lost money. Here's how that's possible.
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