Sunday, November 03, 2019

 

News Links, November 4, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Global Slowdown? Mexico's GDP Declines Year-Over-Year for First Time Since 2009
The Plunge In Global Shipping Container Rates Means The Economic Rebound Will Have To Wait 
U.S. Barely Cleanest Dirty Shirt Among Manufacturing Giants
US & China come up with conflicting data, Germany in crisis, Japan has "excessive" downside risks, South Korea faces "headwinds from all sides."

## Airline death spiral ##
Tensions are toughening in transatlantic trade
WTO clearance of US tariffs for EU aviation subsides ignites a vicious circle
Aviation has its days counted
Diego Pedraza Lahoz, activist at campaign group Stay Grounded, explains the environmental and social arguments for the degrowth of the aviation industry.
28,000 American Flight Attendants Refuse To Work On Boeing 737 Max Planes

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Rebuilding Syria – without Syria's oil

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Australia PM vows to outlaw 'apocalyptic' climate activism
Australia's pro-coal government threatened harsh new penalties against "apocalyptic" activism Friday as a global wave of climate protests has become increasingly disruptive for the country's lucrative mining industry.
Remember the three energy system requirements. Ethanol is worthless! -- RF

## Got food? ##
Farm bankruptcies continue rising, new data show
Bolsonaro cancels government subscription to Brazil's main newspaper
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government canceled its subscriptions to one of the country's main newspapers in the latest episode of his openly hostile relationship with his country's major media outlets.
America's Military Is Misdirected, Not Underfunded
U.S. strategy should be more focused on preventing conflict with nuclear-armed China than on spinning out elaborate war-fighting scenarios.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Energy And Agriculture Are Heading Offshore
It just shows that there are too many humans consuming too much stuff, and taking up too much space. And the offshore stuff is unsustainable. There's no future in this. -- RF
You won't find a word about net energy decline, but that is the major force at work here. -- RF
U.S. hospitals, FDA grapple with shortages of lifesaving drugs
"I never thought we would get to a point ... where we wouldn't have essential medicines," said a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A completely wrong-headed assessment from Forbes. We get the conventional arguments about not having enough workers, babies, taxpayers, mindless consumers, and people paying into pension systems, but there's not a word about how net energy decline inexorably drags economies down. Migrants and immigrants aren't the answer because increasing the number of humans just decreases the per capita amount of net energy available. In Japan and everywhere else, immigrants, migrants, and foreign workers will — even if welcomed at first — eventually become targets as national economies everywhere continue to tank and the recent arrivals get blamed for problems. -- RF
IOC Tokyo Olympic marathon edict should give pause to other cities
Tokyo must be having some serious second-thoughts about taking on the Olympic Games.
Chumps: China Is Playing Trump and His Trade Team
If we put ourselves in the shoes of the Chinese negotiators, we realize there's no need to sign a deal at all.
Trump can be beaten by good policies. Instead of offering any the Democrats try to defeat him with theater.




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