A quick wrap of the week in political economy news: Brexit finally broke Theresa May; Xi Jinping compared China’s trade war with the U.S. to the Long March, the gruelling, yearlong retreat by the Communist Party that ultimately led to Mao Zedong’s ascent to power; and Donald Trump released US$16 billion from the federal treasury to aid farmers suffering from the retaliatory tariffs that he provoked.
What a world.
Thankfully, here in Central Canada, we’ve had the technologists to distract us from all of this nonsense. Tens of thousands of them converged in Toronto at the Collision conference (Seth Rogen, headliner) and in Montreal at C2 (Spike Lee, headliner), the annual assembly of artists, entrepreneurs, and world-changers created seven years ago by the leaders of Cirque du Soleil and Sid Lee, the global marketing agency.
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