Just over 50 percent of the world’s population, or some 3.8 billion people, now live in households with enough discretionary spending to be considered middle class or rich.
Christopher Mims 🎆"Something of enormous global significance is happening almost without notice. For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty."
Australia’s wildfires have burned roughly 10 times the area devastated by California’s fires in 2018, and they aren’t slowing down. ‘We’ve never seen the length of fires that have been occurring, the scale…and intensity.’
White House advisers were cohesive and less inclined than their predecessors to push back against the president’s wishes. They also were less likely to consult in advance with others, including congressional leaders and foreign allies.