Analysis: World Financial Markets Risks, Chinese Ideology, Spinal Implants

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what would happen if financial markets crashed? We also profile China’s thinker-in-chief (11:25) and explore how new spinal implants allow the paralysed to walk, swim and cycle again (18:45).


Art Fair Tours: Zonamaco 2022 In Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City Art Fair: Zonamaco 2022

ZⓈONAMACO is the largest art fair platform in Latin America. It was founded in 2002 by Zélika García, with four events that take place annually at Centro Citibanamex, in Mexico City.

ARTISTS & GALLERIES MENTIONED: About the Fair (0:00) Gabriel Rico, Eduardo Sarabia: Gallery OMR (0:49) Carlos Aires, Omar Barquet: Zilberman (2:13) Darío Escobar: Galería RGR (3:12) Jeppe Hein, König Gallery (3:47) Zhivago Duncan, Colector (4:05) The Hole (4:53) Yoshua Okón: Proyectos Monclova (5:45) Richard Prince: Gagosian (6:39) Olivia Steele: Maia Contemporary (7:07) Frida Orupado: Gallery Nordenhake (7:48) Juan Uribe, Héctor Madera: SGR Galeria (8:09) Furiosa (8:40) Jon Young, Carl Kostál (9:00) Los Bravú, Lyle O. Reitzel (9:47) Dr. Lakra, Kurimanzutto (10:41) Alex Hubbard, Larry Johnson: House of Gaga (11:59) Guadalupe Maravilla, Carlos Alejandro Motta: P.P.O.W (12:36) Miguel Angel Madrigal, Jeffly Gabriela Molina: Galeria Enrique Guerrero (13:10) Dan Lam, Hashimoto Contemporary (13:44) Gabriela Kraviez, CarrerasMugica (14:16) Boris Viskin, Galería Ethra (14:53) Josh Reames, Grip Face: Cerquone Gallery (15:30) Caleb Hahne, Yves Scherer, 1969 Gallery & Cassina Projects (16:19) Le Laboratoire (16:49) Anna Segovia, Lucía Vidales: Galeria Karen Huber (17:49) Donna Huanca, Charlie Billingham, Ana Prata: Travesía Cuatro (18:38) Erick Medel, Seasons LA (19:54) Piers Alsop, Neon Gallery (20:32)

Views: Barbados – World’s Youngest Republic (Video)

On November 30, 2021, #Barbados became the world’s youngest #republic, cutting historic ties with the British monarchy. In the 17th century, the #Caribbean island state became a British colony dedicated to sugar production. Some 90 percent of its population are descended from slaves. Since independence in 1966, Barbados had long been ambivalent about its colonial heritage. But today, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is taking the country into a new era. Our team reports.

Affordable Housing: Is Modular The Answer?

Cities around the world are facing an affordable housing shortage – and the Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened the crisis. A 2021 report revealed 88 out of 92 major cities are considered unaffordable. The least affordable of them is Hong Kong, where the median house price is more than 20 times the annual median household income.  

But there is a potential solution that is garnering attention: factory-built homes. These houses – also known as modular homes – are constructed in controlled conditions and can take just a week or two to build.   

“We can build 27 Top Hat homes for every one brick and mortar traditionally built house,’ said Jordan Rosenhaus, who is the CEO of modular housing factory, TopHat.  “So, over the next week, we’ll finish approximately 10 houses, that’s just our production program for now. That can ramp up”.

So can this innovation solve the housing crisis? Watch the video above to learn more.  

Views: ’14 Peaks’ – Dangers Of Mountaineering (ABC)

ABC News spoke with acclaimed mountaineer Nirmal “Nims” Purja about his recent documentary, “14 Peaks,” and the dangers of high-altitude mountaineering.

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible is a 2021 documentary film directed by Torquil Jones, and produced by Noah Media Group, Little Monster Films and Torquil Jones with Nirmal PurjaJimmy Chin and Elizabeth Vasarhelyi as executive producers. The film follows Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja and his team as they attempt to climb all 14 eight thousander peaks within a record time of under 7 months.