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Elsewhere on Friday,— The IMF’s China Problem (Brad Setser)— Why Does Sweden Have So Many Start-Ups? (The Atlantic)— The repressive, authoritarian soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends” (New Yorker)— How Venezuela’s resistance movement — and the country’s democracy — reached a breaking point during one week in July. (Longreads)— Chinese-North Korean Relations: Drawing the Right Historical Lessons (38 North)— The siren call of T+0, or real-time settlement (JP Koning)— Our Open-Plan Office Failed, So We’re Moving to a Towering Panopticon (McSweeney’s)— Thoughts on the Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code (John Cochrane)— Employment Hysteresis from the Great Recession (NBER)

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Cardiff writes mostly about US macroeconomic issues, with daily excursions into other topics about which he claim no expertise. Before Alphaville, Cardiff spent a little more than two years as a reporter at Dow Jones Financial News covering investment banking, asset management, and private equity. Along the way he has written freelance pieces on a variety of other topics from behavioural psychology to Muay Thai, the latter also being a personal interest that involves frequently getting kicked in the shins (and torso, and head).

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