#60 - Evergrande, and China's efforts to rein in | Curio

#60 - Evergrande, and China's efforts to rein in

15 mins | Sep 27, 2021

Today's episode from 28th September 2021. On this morning's show: One of China's biggest property developers has become the world's most indebted real-estate firm. Now, comparisons are being made between it and the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Should Beijing rethink its investment in infrastructure? Then shortly after that, we explore why mindlessness can sometimes be better than mindfulness. Find out how going on autopilot might benefit your productivity. The Chinese property developer is struggling because its nation is trying to step away from a model of growth that is dependent on debt. From Wall Street Journal, Greg Ip examines how Beijing’s expanded control of the business sector could undermine the productivity benefits of less debt. Mindfulness is the most significant mental health trend of the 21st century, promoting self-awareness of your mind, body and surroundings. While it may have some psychological benefits, Alexander P. Burgoyne and David Z. Hambrick reveal in the Scientific American that sometimes paying too much attention to your surroundings can be damaging. Particularly when carrying out skills that you have perfected. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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