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The wealth of the top 1% of the rich in the United States exceeds the sum of the middle class

   Bloomberg recently reported that the wealth of the "super rich" in the top 1% of income in the United States has exceeded all the property owned by households with income in the middle 60%. This is the first time in the history of the United States since statistics.

  Although the US government invested trillions of dollars during the new crown epidemic, the gap between the rich and the poor is still widening. According to data from the Federal Reserve, the total assets of the middle class in the United States together account for 26.6% of the total wealth of Americans, which is less than the top 1% of the rich—their wealth accounted for 27%, which is the top 1% of the rich. For the first time in history, wealth surpassed the middle class. 1.3 million households with annual incomes of more than US$500,000 belong to the top 1% of the wealthy population. 77.5 million households with annual incomes between US$27,000 and US$141,000 belong to the middle class. The proportion of the "middle class" in the three major types of assets-real estate, stocks, and private enterprises-has declined. This makes the life of the "middle class" in the United States more unstable. If you lose your job, you will save less. They went from holding more than 44% of real estate assets in the United States to 38%.

  Recently, the US "Forbes" magazine released a dynamic ranking of the top ten richest Americans from 2010 to 2021, claiming that the total wealth of the 400 richest Americans increased by 40% over last year, reaching US$4.5 trillion.


2. Discovery of fossil biota on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (China)


  Recently, according to the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, researchers have discovered typical Ediacaran biota fossils in the Qaidam Basin of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. This is the second Ediacaran biota fossil source found in China after the Hubei Three Gorges area, and it is also the oldest fossil biota found on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau so far.

  The Ediacaran biota lived in the late Ediacaran period and was the most widely distributed complex biota in the world on the eve of the Cambrian explosion of life. Relevant fossil and glacial deposits indicate that the Qaidar block was located near the North China plate in the late Ediacaran period about 550 million years ago, and the two plates were probably in the middle and high latitudes during this period, rather than previously thought. Low latitude areas.

3. Nearly 30% of Korean cosmetics stores closed down last year


  Recently, the data released by the Korean Fair Trade Commission showed that the country’s cosmetics store closure rate reached 28.8% last year, ranking first in the retail industry. Among them, the number of franchise stores of well-known brands such as Mishang, Nature Park, and Magic Forest has been reduced by more than 100. According to the analysis, in addition to external factors such as the sharp decline in Chinese tourists and the reduction in the floating population caused by the epidemic, it is also related to the reduction in consumer demand for low-priced cosmetics.

  In fact, the status of Korean cosmetics in the Chinese market is not optimistic. In recent years, Korean cosmetics brands have frequently closed stores. The trend of Korean cosmetics has declined, and domestic cosmetics have risen rapidly in recent years and have shown a relatively high growth rate.

  Due to the continued sluggish development of the main cosmetics industry, these companies have changed directions to find a way out. ABLEC&C, the parent company of the Mishang brand, announced its entry into the catering industry, Coleo announced its entry into the functional health food market, and Magic Forest even announced its entry into the pet food market. They all hope to tap new growth drivers to make up for the bleak cosmetics business that may last for several years.


4. A severe red tide crisis broke out in Hokkaido (Japan)


  Japan’s Hokkaido fishing ground is one of the world’s major fishing grounds. However, since late September, sea urchins, salmon and other creatures have died in large numbers in the eastern sea. The reason may be related to the red tide occurring in this sea area.

  According to investigations, nearly 90% of sea urchins died in Hokkaido, Japan, and their bodies were scattered on the beach. Sea urchins that were supposed to be covered with black spines have now become an empty shell, which will shatter with a single pinch. As of now, at least 20,000 salmon have died. Experts say that if the red tide continues to worsen, there will be no sea urchins to fish in the next five years.

  Generally speaking, the water temperature in the seas of Hokkaido is relatively low, and it is difficult for the plankton that causes red tides to reproduce. Therefore, it is the first time that such a serious red tide has occurred in the seas of Hokkaido. Recently, the local government has confirmed the species of plankton that caused this red tide. This plankton can reproduce even in low water temperatures. If the red tide lasts for a long time, the impact on the local fishery will continue.

5. The Argentine capital was invaded by a large number of capybaras


  Recently, a large number of capybaras invaded residential areas in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Some residents’ private gardens and other properties were damaged, and even some pets were attacked.

  Capybara is a semi-aquatic herbivore and the largest rodent in the world. It is about 1 meter long and weighs 27-50 kg. It is mainly distributed in some countries in South America. These herbivores live in swamps with lush vegetation, but in human settlements, they often move at night for safety. In recent years, due to the decrease of natural enemies of the capybara and the stable population trend, it has been evaluated as a species with no survival crisis.

  Some people say that capybaras are the friendliest animals in the world. They have a docile personality, but they bite various things in order to grind their teeth. If they are in a human living environment, they will cause damage to objects. Relevant departments are currently studying countermeasures.


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