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Month: June 2022

Why Does China Own So Much of Ukraine?

A few years ago, China bought nearly one-tenth of Ukraine’s arable farmland. Countries should start screening those seeking to buy their farmland, as they already do with prospective purchasers of sensitive technology.

Supreme Court limits Biden’s power to cut emissions

The court hasn’t completely prevented the EPA from making these regulations in the future – but says that Congress would have to clearly say it authorises this power. And Congress has previously rejected the EPA’s proposed carbon limiting programmes.

The US border crisis – in four graphs

A record number of 1.73 million migrant encounters were recorded in the 2021 fiscal year. In the 2022 fiscal year, officials expect it to top two million.
In May, there were 239,416 encounters with US law enforcement at the Mexico border – the highest ever recorded.

The Urge to Overreach Outlives Roe v. Wade

There may be no better indication of the jurisprudential soundness of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization than the intellectual poverty of the response from its opponents.

GDP contraction deepens giving fresh recession clues amid soaring inflation

The final revision of first-quarter gross domestic product confirmed a larger contraction of the U.S. economy than earlier readings, supporting the view that a recession is either in progress or coming, say economists, as inflation rages and stocks head for the worst first half of a year since 1970.