The Economist

The Economist Asks: Francis Suarez

Hinzugefügt: 15. April 2021

How do you reinvent a city? The mayor of Miami is on a mission to turn his city into the world’s foremost tech and financial hub. Anne McElvoy explores whether he can tempt entrepreneurs and...

Boots off the ground: America’s Afghanistan drawdown

Hinzugefügt: 15. April 2021

Few believe President Joe Biden’s withdrawal plan is wise; it is already prompting allied forces to go. We ask about the risks of that untimely vacuum. Much climate-change angst focuses on carbon...

Babbage: Where it began

Hinzugefügt: 14. April 2021

Almost a year and a half since the discovery of the virus that causes covid-19, The Economist’s health policy editor, Natasha Loder, investigates one of the pandemic’s most compelling mysteries:...

Arms’ reach: Russia flexes at Ukraine border

Hinzugefügt: 14. April 2021

The troops and hardware piling up at the border are probably just posturing. But look closely: Russia’s military is swiftly getting better-equipped and better-trained. Outsized inflation numbers in...

Money Talks: Politics in the boardroom

Hinzugefügt: 13. April 2021

From voting rights to climate change, companies are under pressure to speak out—is it wise to mix business and politics? Also, China’s state control over tech giants like Ant Group is growing....

Fission expedition: nuclear-site attack in Iran

Hinzugefügt: 13. April 2021

An apparent act of sabotage at an Iranian nuclear site, blamed on Israel, has complicated the prospect of America returning to the 2015 nuclear deal; we ask what happens next. Many of Europe’s...

The Jab: How to persuade the sceptics?

Hinzugefügt: 12. April 2021

All adults in America are now eligible for a covid-19 vaccine. Around 30% of those polled in the country, however, are hesitant to take the jab. A shortage of vaccines will soon become a shortage...

Plagued by uncertainty: German politics

Hinzugefügt: 12. April 2021

As the country wrestles with another covid-19 wave, the battle to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel is building. We look at the political and epidemiological races. Prince Philip was a loyal consort...

Editor’s Picks: April 12th 2021

Hinzugefügt: 12. April 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, riding high in a workers’ world, the Amazon effect on live sport (9:45) and even transience is...

Checks and Balance: Space race

Hinzugefügt: 9. April 2021

American house prices have risen more steeply during the pandemic than at any time in the last 15 years. Buyers are swapping big cities for suburbs and smaller, sunnier cities in the South and...

Like a tonne of bricks: violence in Northern Ireland

Hinzugefügt: 9. April 2021

The ostensible reason for continuing clashes relates to a well-attended funeral. But the terms of Brexit have raised tempers, inflaming centuries-old tensions; we ask what might calm them. Alexei...

The Economist Asks: Paul Theroux

Hinzugefügt: 8. April 2021

What can a travel writer learn from staying at home? Anne McElvoy asks the prolific travel author Paul Theroux about the virtues of being homebound during the pandemic. The author of "Under the...

Clotting factors: the AstraZeneca vaccine

Hinzugefügt: 8. April 2021

British and European regulators have addressed a possible link with blood clots. Expect more rare side-effects to emerge; what seems clear for now is that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh any risks....

Babbage: Finger on the pulse of bias

Hinzugefügt: 7. April 2021

Hospitals routinely measure patients' blood-oxygen levels to determine the severity of covid-19. Why do these and other medical devices and treatments work less well for non-white people and women?...

Deaths spiral: America’s spike in murders

Hinzugefügt: 7. April 2021

Estimates suggest that last year’s rise in murder rates was the greatest in perhaps half a century, reversing a long decline; we ask what is behind it. Amid Europe’s woefully slow vaccine rollouts,...

Money Talks: The future of work

Hinzugefügt: 6. April 2021

The pandemic has fuelled an explosion of unemployment and a transformation in how many people work, especially in richer countries. We consider the many reasons for optimism about the labour market...

Crown and thorn: Jordan’s royal ruckus

Hinzugefügt: 6. April 2021

Pressure on the king’s half-brother may represent a mere family feud, but Prince Hamzah’s complaints resonate with the country’s people. We ask what will happen next. Study the fast-growing list of...

The Jab: Can distribution be fair?

Hinzugefügt: 5. April 2021

More than a billion doses of covid-19 vaccine have been made. Now comes the hard part: ensuring every country in the world has access to them. Can distribution be made more equitable? Alok Jha and...

He said, Xi said: America-China ructions

Hinzugefügt: 5. April 2021

The Biden administration’s early moves suggest no “reset” in relations; we recall a time when the game of ping-pong brought the countries back to the table. Although economics has transformed in...

Editor’s Picks: April 5th 2021

Hinzugefügt: 5. April 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how Europe has mishandled the pandemic, supply chains make the world safer (10:07), and flying...