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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Feb 2022

Investments, trends and recommendations (Feb)

Meta/Facebook: Complications in sight

Mark Zuckerberg’s life has never been more complicated. Even he is questioning his free advertising-based model[1] and is moving towards a Netflix-like model. Officially, he is facing a crossfire of regulations, a shrinking subscriptions base, the arrival of Web3 challenging all his fundamentals, and more recently the loss of a quarter of his stock market value (240 billion dollars in one day), seemingly validating our warnings against Meta last month.[2]

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The monetary paradigm shift initiated around 2014 by China as part of the dual trend of "multipolarisation + digitalisation" is now launched at full speed. The followed paths are various, [...]

The Fed published last month a timid report assessing the risks and opportunities of developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The document, marked by caution and patience, insisted that [...]

This geographical timeline and ranking has been developed primarily on the basis of researches carried out by the Atlantic Council (CBDC Tracker) and Madhvi Mavadiya (published in finextra). Based on [...]

There's nothing very original to say about the French election. Nevertheless... For over a year, our references of the upcoming presidential election have allowed us to see the arrival of [...]

As Russians and Americans clash on both sides of the EU's Eastern borders, let us summarise our analysis of the strategy being carried out and the objectives being pursued. In [...]

Agriculture is bad. Cow farts and meat are not good for the climate; animals suffer; not only do farmers use too many pesticides, but they also get too much money [...]

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