The Economist

Babbage: Omicron and on

Hinzugefügt: 30. November 2021

Countries are scrambling to stop the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. We search for scientific clues to understand how it will shape the pandemic. Professor Sharon Peacock, one of the world’s...

Centrifugal forces: Iran nuclear talks resume

Hinzugefügt: 30. November 2021

Things were all smiles after negotiations resumed—but it is difficult to see how a middle ground can be reached in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Apple’s surprise move to permit repairs to its hardware...

The World Ahead: The eagle and the dragon

Hinzugefügt: 29. November 2021

The rivalry between China and America will intensify in 2022 as each side strives to demonstrate the superiority of its system of government. As China uses its stage-managed Communist Party...

Priority letter: the Omicron variant

Hinzugefügt: 29. November 2021

Governments’ rapid responses to a new coronavirus strain were wise. But much is still to be learned about the Omicron variant before longer-term policies can be prescribed. Vietnam’s government...

Editor’s Picks: November 29th 2021

Hinzugefügt: 29. November 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the venture-capital industry is being turbocharged, what the fate of star tennis-player Peng...

Checks and Balance: Beef encounter

Hinzugefügt: 26. November 2021

At Thanksgiving Americans express gratitude for family, the harvest… and a big, juicy turkey. Americans consume the most meat per person, but that's not good for the planet. Could they cut back?...

A cut-rate theory: Turkey’s currency spiral

Hinzugefügt: 26. November 2021

As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan keeps pushing his upside-down economic ideas, the currency plummets and an immiserated population grows restless. Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras will...

The Economist Asks: Claudia Roden

Hinzugefügt: 25. November 2021

In 1956 the Suez Crisis forced the Egyptian-born cookery writer and her Jewish family to flee Cairo for London. She tells Anne McElvoy why she collected the recipes of fellow refugees to keep the...

You put your left side in: Germany’s shake-about

Hinzugefügt: 25. November 2021

A three-way coalition has struck a deal to govern. We ask who’s who among top ministers and what’s what on the newly centre-left agenda. A shortage of lorry drivers has sharpened Britain’s...

Money Talks: Veni, vidi, VC

Hinzugefügt: 24. November 2021

Venture capital is no longer embodied by Silicon Valley investing in its own backyard. A new wave of both capital and competition is powering new ideas across sectors and around the world. Our...

America’s sneezing: diagnosing global inflation

Hinzugefügt: 24. November 2021

Prices are up all over, especially in America. But whether the world’s largest economy is part of the problem or just suffering the same symptoms will determine how to fix it. Autocratic leaders of...

Babbage: Reservoir dogs

Hinzugefügt: 23. November 2021

The coronavirus could be lurking in many species of animals, according to a new report. We analyse the implications for human health. Also, what is the relationship between an unbalanced gut...

New bid on the bloc: Europe and vaccine mandates

Hinzugefügt: 23. November 2021

A Delta wave is driving restrictions and restrictions are driving unrest. Vaccine mandates like that enacted by Austria may be the only way to end the cycle. We examine the dim prospects for Peng...

Left, right and no centre: Chile’s elections

Hinzugefügt: 22. November 2021

The presidential election will now go to a run-off—between candidates of political extremes. We ask how that polarisation will affect promised constitutional reform. Our correspondent visits Mali...

Editor’s Picks: November 22nd 2021

Hinzugefügt: 22. November 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: a new era of big government, the revival of far-right ideas in France (10:34) and our Bartleby...

Checks and Balance: America on trial

Hinzugefügt: 19. November 2021

The bare facts of the Kyle Rittenhouse case are not disputed. In August 2020 he shot dead two people, and injured a third, during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. But to the right the teenager is an...

State of profusion: governments just keep growing

Hinzugefügt: 19. November 2021

Some factors that drive relentless growth in state spending are eternal; some are getting stronger. Our correspondent outlines a big-government future. We examine how MacKenzie Scott, an accidental...

The Economist Asks: Armando Iannucci

Hinzugefügt: 18. November 2021

When covid-19 lockdowns shuttered his productions, the renowned satirist vented his frustrations in a new form – a mock-epic poem called “Pandemonium”. He talks to Anne McElvoy about seeking...

Georgia undermined: protests and a hunger strike

Hinzugefügt: 18. November 2021

Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president, is seven weeks into a hunger strike and protests supporting him are proliferating. We ask where the country is headed. China’s state-sponsored industrial...

Money Talks: Inflated expectations

Hinzugefügt: 17. November 2021

Until recently worrying about rising prices seemed like a relic of the 1970s. Now it borders on a global obsession. As new data on inflation from around the world exceed expectations, host Rachana...