What are we reading? November 10, 2022

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


​​Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

In case you hadn't noticed, time is short. Making the best and most productive use of it is your challenge for today. Probably a good idea to keep that challenge top of mind tomorrow, too. Here are some off-the-rack principles to help with the challenge from Health Care Associates and Thought Catalogue




While you are digesting those principles, here is more other worldly good news: limitless solar power from outer space. – European Space Agency



If hydrogen is really going to deliver a net carbon-emissions reduction in the global energy transition to renewables and low carbon alternatives, it has got to be green. Israeli scientists, according to this Jerusalem Post story, might have found the key to unlocking green hydrogen fuel.



Emma Crawford, online editor:

This story is nine years old, but definitely of interest today. Interest rates peaked in 1982 at over 21%. While the story wasn’t predicting a return to rates that high, author Richard Blackwell pointed out “it wouldn’t take much of a hike to play havoc with the finances of today’s homeowners.” Unfortunately, many Canadians may be about to find this out the hard way. Remember when: What have we learned from the 1980s and that 21% interest rate? – The Globe and Mail



Glen Korstrom, reporter:

The cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s liquidity crunch roiled prices for Bitcoin and other virtual tokens this week. Some speculated that the dip in stock markets on Tuesday and Wednesday was at least partly as a result of cryptocurrency owners frozen out of being able to access their positions cashing out stock positions to cover ongoing expenses and hedge bets with cash.

Here’s a good rundown of what happened with FTX, including some exclusive details from emails. – Reuters 



Georgia’s U.S. Senate race was one of the closest in the country, and perhaps the quirkiest, given that it is going to a run-off. 

Libertarian Chase Oliver achieved about 2.1 per cent of the vote, compared with 49.4 per cent for Democrat Raphael Warnock, and 48.5 per cent for Republican Hershel Walker.

Who will Oliver’s supporters vote for in the December 6 run-off? This feature shows how Oliver had positions in line with each of the major parties. – New York Times