Shortly before the coup against Evo Morales, his government announced plans to nationalise the lithium industry and to deal directly on the global market. Demand for lithium is expected to triple in the next 15y. Guess where the largest reserves are...
"After the coup, Tesla’s stock rose astronomically": https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/13/after-evo-the-lithium-question-looms-large-in-bolivia/
Blackwater founder Erik Prince launches fund to invest in car battery metals: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-erik-prince-mining/blackwater-founder-launches-fund-to-invest-in-car-battery-metals-ft-idUSKCN1OV1S1
The Linux magazine conducted an interview with the ex-mayor of Munich, who was responsible for Limux: https://www.linux-magazin.de/ausgaben/2019/10/interview-2/
Among other things, he tells of "spontaneous" visits by Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. A wild tale of "business as usual" corruption, illustrating how the MS Mafia operates.
One-Percenters Close to Surpassing Wealth of U.S. Middle Class: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-09/one-percenters-close-to-surpassing-wealth-of-u-s-middle-class #Politics #Economics
How to Crush a Bankers’ Dictatorship: A Lesson From 1933: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/08/how-to-crush-bankers-dictatorship-lesson-from-1933/ #Politics #Economics
Google Launches Climate Startup Accelerator Program, Critics Remain Skeptical: https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/google-launches-climate-startup-accelerator-program-critics-remain-skeptical-2/ #ClimateChange #Economics #Politics #Technology
More than 1,100 Google employees on Monday demanded the company release a concrete action plan for confronting the climate crisis: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/05/stop-funding-politicians-delaying-bold-climate-action-among-demands-1100-google #ClimateChange #Business #Politics
Apple-bashing Chinese CEO’s mountain of debt lands him on official ‘deadbeat’ list: https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/3036277/apple-bashing-chinese-ceos-mountain-debt-lands-him-official-deadbeat "Smartisan founder Luo Yonghao is now barred from taking flights or high-speed train trips as well as any sort of lavish spending."
By these standards, more than half of the US & EU business community (Wallstreet and city of London) would be forbidden to travel & spend - and that would be a very mild punishment still for the extreme unchecked bullshit corruption there.