The Week Unwrapped: #PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money

The Week Unwrapped: #PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money


How is the Me Too movement evolving as it spreads? Why is China pursuing its best-known business owner? And what are the repercussions of quantitative relieving?

by The Week team

8 Jan 2021

The Week Unwrapped Team

Olly Mann and The Week dive behind the headings and debate what actually matters from the past seven days.

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In this week’s episode, we talk about:

International #MeToo

This week marks the anniversary of the disgraced movie magnate Harvey Weinstein being found guilty of different rape and sexual assault charges, arguably the culmination of the Me Too motion. Do we still require Me Too? What will its legacy be? And what is the situation in other places in other countries?

Hong Kong and Jack Ma

As the United States focused on its own political discontent and Europe is fought with coronavirus, the Chinese government arrested 53 pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong and implicated them of plotting to overthrow the government. Critics of Beijing state the relocation ends any pretense towards regard for democracy in the territory.

Printing cash

Big financiers significantly believe that the Bank of England is printing cash to make it much easier for the federal government to invest in coronavirus relief measures. That might seem quite apparent, however it’s not actually what’s indicated to take place. The Bank is expected to be neutrally targeting inflation, not making it much easier for the government to invest cash. Does the fig leaf matter?

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