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Three retail property deals have defaulted since the start of 2018.
Mayor Pete gets Zucked; Libra pivots; ‘Arry; Merv; the PS5 and much more...
And a thought about Starbucks.
One chart crime to rule them all.
Merv loses his nerve.
Tesla’s disappearing miles; the dreamings of Dominic Cummings; Chinese movie censorship; plus much, much more...
Monetary policymakers need to spell out why they don’t pay more attention to asset prices, such as housing.
The origins of Men in Black.
And why stablecoins are less than revolutionary on many fronts.
For those who are fierce, fearless and, um, freedom.
Historical hacks; Chinese gulags; UK schools; Extinction Rebellion: Preston; and more.
Lock it up.
And inadvertently promotes the exact opposite of instant frictionless settlement in consumer culture. Hero or villain?
The legislative and regulatory proposals are adding up.
IMF paper highlights that, if anything, non-US banks have become more exposed to higher funding costs
Trump’s taxes; baseball; Uber protests; and much more.
And is not actually, in any meaningful way, blockchain-based.
Pension fund exposure to alternative assets hits a record high.