Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

“Qatar has been spending €420m a week preparing for the 2022 World Cup…”

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21726098-share-clubs-revenues-highest-transfer-fees-have-been-fairly-constant

“The €179m splurged by Manchester City, an English club, on defenders outstrips 47 countries’ defence budgets. “

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21726098-share-clubs-revenues-highest-transfer-fees-have-been-fairly-constant

“There are good psephological reasons for thinking that Labour’s 40% score in June might be a high-water mark” — psephological?

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21726093-there-are-reasons-think-corbyn-bubble-may-not-burst-soon-peak-corbyn

“Psephology /sˈfɒləi/ (from Greek psephos ψῆφος, ‘pebble’, as the Greeks used pebbles as ballots) is a branch of political science which deals with the study and scientific analysis of elections.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psephology)

“…OPEC now expects 266m [electric] vehicles to be on the street by 2040…”

August 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21726069-no-need-subsidies-higher-volumes-and-better-chemistry-are-causing-costs-plummet-after

“There were 750,000 electric vehicles sold worldwide [in 2016], less than 1% of the new-car market.”

August 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21726069-no-need-subsidies-higher-volumes-and-better-chemistry-are-causing-costs-plummet-after