The Economist

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Faith in Stonewall may be starting to wane econ.st/3cMuou3
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They are also much better placed than their high-street counterparts to survive the rise of internet shopping econ.st/3q8iTCL
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Five months into his term Joe Biden has had 67 political appointees confirmed. At the same point, Donald Trump had 41; Barack Obama had 149 econ.st/3xDeme6
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Cyber-criminals attempt to empty accounts and target data for insider trading econ.st/3gEKIy6
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The shadow administration is trying to knit the disparate anti-regime forces into an army. But hostilities between various ethnic rebels econ.st/3iUwuM9
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Short of a global will to reduce carbon emissions, it is not clear what can be done to reduce the impact of climate change on the monsoon econ.st/3q4NC3u
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For the sake of peace in Ireland and the health of Britain’s most vital commercial relationship, Britain and the EU should compromise econ.st/35wmEZd
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There are ambitious ways to reimagine policies to foster caregiving. They can receive six months of leave and a cash allowance—the equivalent of parental leave and child allowances, writes @AlisonGopnik econ.st/3xBtMzu
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“The very meaning of the word racism is now more controversial and thought about harder than it was last spring.” The linguist @JohnHMcWhorter talks about how the death of George Floyd has shaped language in the US, on “The Economist Asks” podcast econ.st/3gN4API
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The disruption within the space industry offers a rare opportunity to countries and companies quick-witted enough to grasp it econ.st/3iY3SS6
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Britain's battle to defeat the covid-19 Delta variant has been lost. The aim now is to stop cases spiralling econ.st/3vCEILG
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Hybrid working is soon to become the norm for societies across the world. Here are some suggestions for the best days to come into the office econ.st/2SGPmDU
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Many governments spend very little on long-term care for the elderly. Will covid-19 spark a radical rethink? econ.st/2TrmZJL
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Many workers like working from home because they can save time and money by not having to commute econ.st/3zDtR7x
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The notion that it’s impossible to be ambivalent about Marmite is embedded in the British psyche. But this polarisation was created by an advertising executive econ.st/35zsR6y
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Hackers are thought to have taken around $350m in cryptocurrency payments in 2020, up fourfold on the year before econ.st/3iRhOO6
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America and the European Union have been fighting for 17 years over subsidies provided to Boeing, an American planemaker, and its European arch-rival, Airbus econ.st/3xxwjuw
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The perpetrators include states that are conducting espionage and testing their ability to inflict damage in war, but also criminal gangs in Russia, Iran and China econ.st/3xldISe
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Having failed his country in the 27 years he ruled it, Kenneth Kaunda at last served Zambia well, by leaving office gracefully econ.st/3gDEEXD
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A big challenge to Israel's new coalition may come from Binyamin Netanyahu, now leader of the opposition. He promises “to bring down this dangerous left-wing government, this scam government that will fall quickly” econ.st/2SIqWK6
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Fashionable sires are good for horse-breeders. But they may be bad for the breed econ.st/3cRsTe3
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To help bring about the changes needed for Iraq to become a functioning state, voters need to vote econ.st/3gEQjWx
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By the end of this year 150m more people will be living in extreme poverty, many of them in cities econ.st/3xtkNQE
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Recent goings-on in Oxford remind our Bagehot columnist of C.P. Snow's criticisms of the schism between the sciences and the arts econ.st/3vx27y8
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“If we can understand what’s going on at a genetic level, then we may be able to recommend preventative strategies for people.” Professor Dame Pamela Shaw of @neuroshef tells Slavea Chankova why understanding risk factors for ALS is crucial, on “Babbage” econ.st/3iN4iLk
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"Lipstick valley" is home to more than 1,000 companies in the makeup sector. Fortunately for them, shoppers are desperate to show their faces in public again econ.st/3cPUZ9l
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In cities across Myanmar, operatives are assassinating officials in the military government. In rural areas, new militias are launching attacks against the army econ.st/3gPv3vJ
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Women suffer ACL injuries as much as eight times more than men. Research suggests this is connected to the menstrual cycle econ.st/3wIhHZc
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There are reasons to think the great reflation trade has further to run econ.st/3iQscFI
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India’s opposition remains in disarray. Rahul Gandhi, its current leader, will struggle to muster the allies he needs to oust the BJP econ.st/3cT2qwz
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"It’s not about anti-feminism, it’s about fair competition.” The new leader of South Korea's People Power Party wants to appeal to young men econ.st/35wYYUx
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The Iraqi state is as corrupt as ever. But optimists note that much of the money that is stolen is now invested locally, rather than spirited abroad econ.st/3gBUodZ
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Prices for all types of chips have risen of late, for myriad reasons econ.st/3cR5N7n
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This time the story of a trading freeze may have been bunk. Another time, for some company or another, it might not be econ.st/3iQ8ObJ
As soon as Edward de Bono proposed his new methods, in “The Mechanism of Mind” (1969), it caught on like wildfire econ.st/3cR95rf
Single-sport specialisation in schools may explain why more young people than ever before are sustaining ACL injuries econ.st/3qc5oSk
Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh's triumph in Mongolia's presidential election strengthens his party's supermajority in parliament econ.st/3wD8nWk
The company that owns China’s leading ride-sharing app Didi is expected to float on the stockmarket in New York next month, in what could be the biggest IPO in the world this year. On “Money Talks”, @donweinland explores its plans to beat the competition econ.st/3gzjQAU
Foreign workers living in cramped dormitories account for nearly 90% of all the people who have tested positive for covid-19 in Singapore econ.st/3xxTdSg
The South Asian monsoon touches over 1.8bn people. A bad season can drive farmers into penury and hit government revenues econ.st/3vFmF7s
In the run-up to the Olympics, global brands will find themselves squeezed between calls to disengage and fear of retaliation from a huge market as a result of the pandemic econ.st/3wK6gju
Since early 2020 migrant workers have endured lockdowns far stricter and longer than those imposed on the rest of Singapore's population econ.st/3gHR2VF
No one is confusing the yuan with a free-floating currency. There are still ways for China to exert influence econ.st/3zEGbEG
Genetic sequencing in the field can be used to identify the nature and origin of illegal bushmeat, fish or smuggled ivory econ.st/3cMp9dA
China’s central government is reportedly preparing to set up a department in Hong Kong to run “propaganda” econ.st/3zyD94x
The dispute has dragged on for two main reasons: the complexity of the case, and the determination of the two sides to push litigation at the WTO as far as possible econ.st/3gDnmKk
There are reasons to think the great reflation trade has further to run econ.st/35DsJCX
The only concrete agreements between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin were to start a new round of nuclear talks and to return ambassadors to their posts. These are both small but solid wins econ.st/3xrOem7
The Senate plays a role in undermining effective governance by taking its time. It is yet to confirm Joe Biden's candidates for assistant secretary of state econ.st/2SREjaK
Californians need a robust social safety-net—the state has America’s highest poverty rate when adjusted for the cost of living econ.st/2SazU2p
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