Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The glaringly obvious guide to the next crash and other news and views for Monday 22 September

  • The glaringly obvious guide to the next crash – What sell signals will future generations wonder at our ability to ignore, asks James Mackintosh
  • Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow – “Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end. The government initially hoped to complete the decontamination by the end of last March, but the process continues to lag far behind, prompting the government to push back the goal by three years to 2017.”
  • The dangerous revival of nationalism – Separatist movements have a pull for voters even in a borderless world of bits and bytes
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  • Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ Becomes Top Grossing Title of All Time – “Disney’s “The Lion King” has claimed a new crown: Top box office title in any medium. The Associated Press did the math and discovered the 17-year-old stage musical, which on Broadwayhas undergone an extraordinary spurt of B.O. growth in recent years, has logged worldwide sales of more than $6.2 billion, taking the lead from another Broadway longrunner, “The Phantom of the Opera,” which has pulled in $6 billion. That tally makes “Lion King” more successful than any single movie in history. The top film earner of all time is “Avatar,” weighing in at $2.8 billion.”
  • Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots
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