By Jessica Corbett, staff writer at CommonDreams. Originally published at CommonDreams “With less than 50 days until the election and voting already underway in many states, it’s important that we demand all senators pledge not…

Links 9/21/2020

Mark Zuckerberg’s Pact with the Devil I, Cringely (chuck l) Prince Charles warns the coming climate crisis will ‘dwarf’ the impact of coronavirus as he urges ‘immediate action’ to ‘reset’ the economy to be ‘sustainable…

Only a handful of currencies are regularly used for cross-border payments, with the US dollar dominating almost any measure of international use. This column analyses the preconditions for a currency to achieve international status and…

Are we living in an age of rising inequality? To read the public discourse, the answer appears to be an unequivocal yes. As conventionally quantified, headline measures of income and consumption inequality like the Gini…

Yves here. As Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway said: “The good thing about someone else’s prejudices is that they either confirm your own, or they make you cross – either of which is a blessing…