They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 162

What has been preventing me from working diligently today.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views.

Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic.


Why Donald Trump is preparing for a trade war with China SCMP


The Sheikh of Ethiopia: How Saudi purge could disrupt an African country MiddleEastEye


Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled  Quartz


BBC News – Why I injected myself with an untested gene therapy  BBC


Addiction: This is what’s happening in your brain  WEF


The origins of the Industrial Revolution  CEPR’s Policy Portal


Special Report: In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race  Reuters


Beneath the surface of Germany’s booming economy lie the deep roots of crisis Financial Post


Economics isn’t a bogus science — we just don’t use it correctly  LA Times