The Daily Populous

Saturday July 18th, 2020 morning edition

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) says that investing in “nature-positive” solutions to current job losses and economic uncertainty could create 395 million jobs by 2030.

“We can address the looming biodiversity crisis and reset the economy in a way that creates and protects millions of jobs,” says Head of the Nature Action Agenda at the WEF, Akanksha Khatri.

“We can protect food supplies, make better use of our infrastructure and tap into new energy sources by transitioning to nature-positive solutions.”.

The report is built on real examples of business outcomes which have been improved by economic decisions that respect and improve nature.

President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvardo Quesada said his country has already shown that the transition to a carbon-neutral, nature positive economy was good for “prosperity, jobs and new developments.”.

These systems also create up to 60 per cent of all jobs and make up more than a third of the global economy.

Better management of wild fish supplies, for example, would increase the size of catches adding almost €150bn to the industry and creating 14 million jobs. »

Pentagon issues de facto ban on Confederate flag at military bases

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The decision could increase tension between Esper and Republican President Donald Trump, who has cited free speech rights in his defense of Americans who fly the Confederate flag.

Supporters say the flag represents the South’s heritage and culture and, along with U.S. military bases named after Confederate generals and statues honoring them, serve as memorials to Confederate casualties in the Civil War.

Most U.S. military services, including the Marine Corps, have already banned the display of Confederate flags, but Esper’s memorandum is department-wide and will affect military installations around the world. »

Sorry To Interrupt Your Friday, But Homeland Security Is Disappearing American Citizens Off The Street

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They’ve also engaged in minor vandalism of federal property — mostly graffiti, a few smashed windows and damaged security cameras at the courthouse.

And apparently he meant it, since Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf started gearing up to “take over” Portland shortly after.

“Each night, lawless anarchists destroy and desecrate property, including the federal courthouse, and attack the brave law enforcement officers protecting it.”. »

Pathological liars: about 13% of people tell 10 lies per day

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The researchers asked them whether they thought of themselves as pathological liars, or if others thought of them that way.

The study found the pathological liars were more likely to experience distress and impaired functioning, especially in social relationships.

The pathological liars in the group also reported telling lies for no specific reason, and said many of their lies grew out of an initial lie. »

Economists on the Run

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It was quite a “whoops” moment, considering all the ruined American communities and displaced millions of workers we’ve seen in the interim.

To be fair, Krugman has been forthright in recent years in second-guessing his earlier assertions about the effects of open trade.

He said he doesn’t blame Krugman or other defenders of “the prior consensus” for making faulty predictions about trade. »