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🚨 Situational awareness: The IMF's upcoming economic growth projections “will be, very likely, worse than what we had” in April, chief economist Gita Gopinath said. (Bloomberg)
🎙 “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” - See who said it and why it matters at the bottom.
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Quote: “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
Why it matters: On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa. He served 27 years and soon after being freed was elected the first black president of the country in the first fully free elections in 1994.
- For his activism, he has received more than 250 honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin.
Bonus Mandela quote for the weekend: "I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”