Inflation isn’t just a US thing

In the United States, it’s the gas and Thanksgiving dinner and holiday toys. In the United Kingdom, it’s the energy costs and snacks and Uber fares. In Brazil, it’s the cost of food. In Germany, it’s fuel, rent, and electronics.
Consumers around the world are seeing higher prices for goods and services, and though some reasons for this vary by country, inflation is turning into something of a worldwide phenomenon.
In the US, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks what consumers pay for goods and services, rose by 6.

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Does Latinx Have a Future?

Election Night almost killed Latinx. As results started trickling in, media figures and political strategists struggled to process what they were seeing in Florida and Texas. The “blue wave” that polls had suggested would punish Republicans was instead showing a dramatic shift in Latino-voter support toward the GOP. What could explain this? Democrats’ embrace of “wokeness” and, in this case, use of the term Latinx seemed like an easy target.

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From Bush to Obama, and Trump to Biden, U.S. Militarism Is the Great Unifier

Many Democrats, liberals, traditional conservatives, and even some leftists continue to tell themselves that the election of Joe Biden was the first step toward restoring U.S. standing in the world after the damage caused by Donald Trump. And in a variety of ways — many stylistic and some substantive — that perspective has merit. But when it comes to national security policy, the U.S. has been on a steady, hypermilitarized arc for decades. Taken broadly, U.S. policy has been largely consistent on “national security” and “counterterrorism” matters from 9/11 to the present.

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Yes, plant-based meat is better for the planet

Plant-based meat has gone mainstream. The Impossible Burger, which debuted at a single restaurant five years ago, is now on Burger King’s permanent menu. And McDonald’s is testing its McPlant burger, featuring a Beyond Meat patty, in select US locations. Both plant-based startups are now veterans in a product category that did $1.4 billion in sales and grew 27 percent in 2020.
Under the tagline “Eat Meat.

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At U.N. Climate Talks, What Mattered Most Went Unsaid

The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow made real progress, but it didn’t go far enough. Wait, what? The reality is closer to the opposite of that ubiquitous takeaway. Rather than nudging forward the vanguard of climate action, with pragmatic allowances that some actors might fall short, the U.N. talks were largely a lagging indicator of opinions already reached by elites.
“Positive real world trends have prepared the way for a political breakthrough,” reads one especially celebratory postmortem by E3G, a European think tank closely involved with the negotiations.

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Can we compete with China and also save the planet?

As Uri Friedman notes in the Atlantic, President Biden spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September about “a fundamental truth of the 21st century” that “our security, our prosperity, and our very freedoms are interconnected,” and declared that “we must work together as never before.” When thinking about the cutting-edge issues of the future — such as climate, pandemics, cyberwarfare and cybersecurity — it’s difficult to see how much can be achieved without some collaboration between the United States and China.

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America needs help. Yet Democrats are getting sucked into fake culture wars | Hamilton Nolan

America needs help. Yet Democrats are getting sucked into fake culture wars

Hamilton Nolan

The hoopla about CRT and the like is a Republican game serious leaders would not play. But Democrats don’t have serious leaders

TOPSHOT – ‘Canner’ Laurentino Marin looks for cans and bottles to recycle in a neighborhood in Brooklyn on October 27, 2021. – Marin, who is 80, is one of New York’s estimated 10,000 “canners,” mostly older migrants from Latin America and China who scrape a living sorting and recycling plastics and aluminum.

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Lethal Carbon-Imperialism in Glasgow and DC

Days before the twenty-sixth Conference of Parties in Glasgow, Scotland.Pope Francis and President Biden met in Rome to discuss “efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity,” including “tackling the climate crisis and caring for the poor.” They should have read Climate Change: The Facts 2017before they met, especially my chapter critiquing His Holiness’s energy and climate “ethics.

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Lethal Carbon-Imperialism in Glasgow and DC

Days before the twenty-sixth Conference of Parties in Glasgow, Scotland.Pope Francis and President Biden met in Rome to discuss “efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity,” including “tackling the climate crisis and caring for the poor.” They should have read Climate Change: The Facts 2017before they met, especially my chapter critiquing His Holiness’s energy and climate “ethics.

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