Day: June 29, 2022

33 Problems With Media in One Chart


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33 Problems With Media in One Chart

One of the hallmarks of democratic society is a healthy, free-flowing media ecosystem.

In times past, that media ecosystem would include various mass media outlets, from newspapers to cable TV networks. Today, the internet and social media platforms have greatly expanded the scope and reach of communication within society.

Of course, journalism plays a key role within that ecosystem. High quality journalism and the unprecedented transparency of social media keeps power structures in check—and sometimes, these forces can drive genuine societal change. Reporters bring us news from the front lines of conflict, and uncover hard truths through investigative journalism.

That said, these positive impacts are sometimes overshadowed by harmful practices and negative externalities occurring in the media ecosystem.

The graphic above is an attempt to catalog problems within the media ecosystem as a basis for discussion. Many of the problems are easy to understand once they’re identified. However, in some cases, there is an interplay between these issues that is worth digging into. Below are a few of those instances.

Editor’s note: For a full list of sources, please go to the end of this article. If we missed a problem, let us know!

Explicit Bias vs. Implicit Bias

Broadly speaking, bias in media breaks down into two types: (Read more...)

Crypto/Web3 So Far in 2022



By the time you think you’ve got crypto figured out, something new emerges — or an old innovation comes back to the fore. Since the last Crypto Winter thawed, we’ve experienced a DeFi Summer, scaled the ramparts of an NFT revolution, and then logged onto Discord for a DAO resurgence. As enthusiasm over prices gives... Read More

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ESG Data: The Four Motivations Driving Usage



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ESG Data Motivations

ESG Data: The Four Motivations Driving Usage

Data is key to the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) revolution. Access to granular ESG data can help boost transparency for market participants. Unfortunately, 63% of U.S. and European asset managers say a lack of quantitative data inhibits their ESG implementation.

Being clear on the potential application of this data is equally important.

  • Investors and banks can use ESG data for risk assessment, to spot opportunities, and to push companies for change.
  • Companies can publish their own ESG data, quantify progress on their ESG goals, and use data to inform decisions.
  • Policymakers can use ESG data to inform regulatory frameworks and measure policy effectiveness.

This graphic from ICE, the second in a three part series on the ESG toolkit, explores four primary motivations of ESG data users.

1. Right Thing

The objective: Having a positive social or environmental impact.

For investors, this can involve screening out companies that conflict with their values and selecting companies that align with their ESG objectives.

As another example, it can involve comparing the social impact of municipal bonds. One way investors can measure social impact is through scores that quantify the potential socioeconomic need of an area, using metrics like poverty and education levels. Here are the social impact scores for three actual municipal bonds issued in Florida.

StateBond IssuerSocial Impact Score
(Higher = larger potential impact)
FloridaIssuer #176.5
FloridaIssuer #266.6
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Burden Of Proof Is On Bulls – Chart of The Day.


This post is by Howard Lindzon from Howard Lindzon


Good morning.

I’m headed out to ride with a pal of mine Mike Dean who chose a top 100 US Bike Climb in the country here in San Diego – Palomar Mountain.

Since I continue to get so many asks from people in my feeds about the ‘bear market’ and when is the right time to buy stocks, I will continue to share some charts and data about how bad this market really is.

Today, have a look at this data in chart form from Willie Delwiche: