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Why It’s High Time to Move on From ‘Just-in-Time’ Supply Chains

Kim Moody The Guardian
This logistical model is the engine of breakneck capitalism. But its fragility is now being exposed. Decades of deregulation, privatisation and market worship have left society vulnerable to the unbidden force of “just-in-time” supply chains.

The Oil Merchant in the Gray Flannel Suit

Alexander Sammon The American Prospect
Why aren’t insurance companies aggressively fighting climate change, and minimizing catastrophes? Look at their balance sheets.

How Biden Can Tackle the Climate Crisis

Tina Gerhardt The Progressive
Joe Biden has promised to ensure climate justice, but will his administration rise to the challenge? With the Biden Administration pledging to take the climate crisis seriously, some grounds for optimism exist.

The Pandemic and Oil

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over. The relationship between wealth and favorable outcomes only works when that wealth is invested in the many, not the few.

China & the US: 21st Century's "Great Game"

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
For China, the global war for influence is about trading partners. For the U.S., it could mean something more volatile. China recently softened its language toward the U.S., stressing peaceful co-existence.

China’s Belt and Road of Science

Emanuel Pastreich Foreign Policy in Focus
China’s ambitious infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative is about building knowledge and not just things. It has grown by leaps and bounds while America’s geopolitical vision has become increasingly isolationist, paranoid, and confrontational.
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