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
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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.”