The Economist

The World Ahead: Lockdown lessons

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The pandemic has forced universities to move teaching online. Tom Standage asks if attitudes are shifting among students, and academics, towards remote learning. What could this mean for the future...

Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia

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The arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny—and an exposé he released alleging deep corruption—fuelled vast weekend protests, chipping away at President Vladimir Putin’s legitimacy. Having left the...

Editor’s Picks: January 25th 2021

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: what to expect from a Biden presidency, famine crimes in Ethiopia (8:40) and lessons in...

Checks and Balance: Ctrl Alt Delete

Hinzugefügt: 22. Januar 2021

Joe Biden faces multiple crises after four years that often resembled a denial-of-service attack on American governance. How will the new administration reboot Washington? Washington residents...

Biting the hands that would feed: Ethiopia

Hinzugefügt: 22. Januar 2021

There are signs that the federal government is obstructing humanitarian aid to the war-torn region of Tigray, putting millions of civilians at risk of famine. We draw lessons from Israel’s vaccine...

The Economist Asks: Cindy McCain

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Can President Biden revive bipartisanship in America? Anne McElvoy asks the widow of Republican Senator John McCain and member of the Biden-Harris transition advisory council if Joe Biden can...

Much to repair: Biden’s first day on the job

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The watchword was unity as Joe Biden took office—he struck a calming tone and got immediately to work. We analyse the gargantuan tasks that lie ahead. Messaging services such as WhatsApp provide a...

Babbage: Photon opportunity

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How has Albert Einstein’s work on photons ushered in a golden age of light? Oliver Morton, The Economist's briefings editor, explores why the laser's applications have been spectacular and how...

Costly disbelief: covid-19 ravages Brazil again

Hinzugefügt: 20. Januar 2021

Desperate scenes in the city of Manaus may foretell a dire wave throughout the country. A misguided sense of “herd immunity” has worsened matters, as has the president’s persistent scepticism. We...

Money Talks: Biden, it’s time

Hinzugefügt: 19. Januar 2021

What will the new president’s plans mean for the American economy—and for its partners and rivals around the world? Sabine Weyand, of the European Commission’s department for international trade,...

Hell no, we won’t grow: Indian farmers’ mass protests

Hinzugefügt: 19. Januar 2021

Hundreds of thousands of farmers have participated in protests around Delhi, demonstrating against laws that they say threaten their livelihoods. We ask how the standoff will end. Today America...

Landed, in trouble: Alexei Navalny returns to Russia

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The opposition leader was detained as soon as he arrived—but President Vladimir Putin has no good options for dealing with his most vocal opponent. Germany’s ruling CDU party has a new leader; we...

Editor’s Picks: January 18th 2021

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Donald Trump’s reckoning, the new era of innovation (9:20), and Mikhail Gorbachev’s afterlife...

Checks and Balance: On mute

Hinzugefügt: 15. Januar 2021

In the last week of his presidency Donald Trump is being purged from the political mainstream. Congress has impeached him again. He has been booted off social media. A major golf tournament has...

Bold Wine in new battles: Uganda’s election

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After a violent campaign in which the opposition candidate Bobi Wine was extensively intimidated, authorities imposed an internet blackout. President Yoweri Museveni will almost certainly cling to...

The Economist Asks: Jimmy Wales

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As Wikipedia turns 20, we ask its founder Jimmy Wales how “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” really works. Also, as creator of another tech giant, does he reckon social media is still a...

Two-timer: Trump impeached, again

Hinzugefügt: 14. Januar 2021

Some House Republicans broke ranks, joining Democrats to hand President Donald Trump an ignominious distinction. Our deputy editor lays out why the Senate should now convict and remove him. Under...

Babbage: Innovation’s new wave

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Covid-19 has catalysed scientific advancement and boosted technological optimism. Could innovation be the answer to decades of slowing growth in Western countries? Also, why magnetic tape still...

Trial ensnarer: human-rights law’s new tool

Hinzugefügt: 13. Januar 2021

War criminals and their ilk often evade justice solely because of squabbling over who can be tried where. But a rise in “universal jurisdiction” trials is tightening the net. Recent lockdowns’ hits...

Money Talks: Testing their metals

Hinzugefügt: 12. Januar 2021

Despite the economic catastrophe of the pandemic, prices of goods such as copper, iron ore and soya beans are surging; just how far can commodities climb? Also, how the Brexit trade agreement will...