Morning Links (Sept. 14, 2016 – 1st Edition)

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Everything is an experiment. I am trying to see what might work as a daily (periodical) habit and schedule of posts. For starters, I’ll  try to provide a morning brief (if for others, at least for myself). There can never be a shortage of lists and summaries. Never ending things to read.

Morning Review of the Day Before

  1. Pew: Hostile Neighbors: China vs. Japan – View each other as arrogant, violent; disagree on WWII legacy (http://www.pewglobal.org/2016/09/13/hostile-neighbors-china-vs-japan/)
    • Highlight: “Just 11% of Japanese express a favorable view of China today. For their part, the Chinese likewise have little regard for Japan. Today, only 14% voice a favorable opinion of their Asian neighbor, in line with the average of available data over the past decade.”
  2. IMF: ASEAN-5 Cluster Report: Evolution of Monetary Policy Frameworks (http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2016/cr16176.pdf)
    • Highlight: “There is no single criterion to identify credit booms in the [economic] literature…” Initial methods to identify credit booms before the Asian Financial Crisis failed to reveal significant signs of credit market stress in subsequent corrections and crisis including the Global Financial Crisis.
  3. BBC – Making babies without eggs may be possible, say scientists (http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37337215)
    • Highlight: The title says it all but here: “The findings in Nature Communications, could, in the distant future, mean women can be removed from the baby-making process, say the researchers.”
  4. Bloomberg -Why Supermarket Bacon Hides Its Glorious Fat (https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-bacon-package-product-design/)
    • Highlight: “It’s hard to think of another package that engages in such a clever sleight of hand on the front and then gives away the game on the back. One thing a package does is transform a commodity into an idea, or a bundle of desires.”
  5. New York Times – Theater’s Evolving Role in China and Taiwan (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/world/asia/china-taiwan-theater-stan-lai.html)
    • Highlight: “That is why artists in Taiwan today naturally gravitate away from dealing with political issues.”

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