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The Economist
#Dailychart Advent calendar: The year of China’s re-emergence as the world’s biggest economy
What was your favourite Economist cover of 2014? Vote and comment via our Facebook album
New rules mean the EU will find it easier to track the money flows of organised crime
A short history of Hawking. But without those, y'know, difficult sciencey bits
How does $100,000 bonus sound? Not bad, but payouts for young lawyers are a double-edged sword
If income is an imperfect proxy for quality of life, are there any plausible alternatives?
Time to quit smoking? Vaping, it seems, could help you kick the habit
Trending: The Economist explains what’s gone wrong with Russia’s economy
Studio Ghibli, Japan’s antidote to Disney, stops making features films. It is a profound loss
We have chosen Tunisia as our country of the year. Mabrouk, Tunisia!
Rupert Murdoch and his family have doubled their wealth since the phone-hacking scandal. How?
Year in pictures: Ukraine descends into civil war. Read more via
Wealth fuels sprawl. Outside Chennai, a new India is rising
Despite its sentimentality, “The Theory Of Everything” is saved by extraordinary performances
A new generation has rediscovered a process barely changed since its invention 500 years ago
Preparing for the apocalypse: When civilisation collapses, will you be ready?
#Dailychart Advent calendar: our interactive guide to America’s housing market
Activists have scored a huge victory in their fight to end corporate secrecy in the EU
A deep recession is now a certainty for Russia in 2015. Things could get much worse
English-language schools once aimed at expatriates now cater to domestic elites
Louisiana contemplates banishing smokers to the pavement
Business this week: our three minute round up of the week's business news
Why big end-of-year payouts for America’s junior attorneys are a double-edged sword
This year's last #econespresso #quoteoftheday is from philosopher Francis Bacon. Get the app