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Qatar National Library encourages creativity with Novel Writing Month

Qatar National Library Creative Writing Group. Doha: Thousands of novelists inhabit the shelves of the Qatar National Library (QNL), but a few more type away every week in an attempt to write a 50,000-word book in just one month. All of the authors are members of the Library’s Creative Writing Group — a group of …

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The crypto collapse and the end of the magical thinking that infected capitalism

At a guest lecture at a military academy when the price of one Bitcoin approached $60,000, I was asked, as finance professors often are, what I thought about cryptocurrencies. Instead of responding with my usual skepticism, I polled the students. More than half of the participants traded cryptocurrencies, often financed by loans. I was stunned. …

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