The Economist

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In recent days Germany's Die Linke party has dispelled any impression of a more moderate course econ.st/3CpQooZ
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If you thought men hunted and women gathered, think again econ.st/3lytSmP
A growing number of developers are seeking to rebuild both the financial system and the internet economy using blockchains econ.st/3lynA6M
“We have opened the window to the womb, and there’s no going back from that.” On “Checks and Balance”, pro-life activist @kyleenwright says advances in ultrasound technology are a gamechanger for the abortion debate econ.st/3lC1osA
Qianlong was a man of formidable intellect and will during his long reign from 1736-95. But he was also a conservative aristocrat econ.st/3nHkn7N
A shortage of natural gas and wind are to blame econ.st/3hHGSFy
The IMF’s bail-out agreement in Equatorial Guinea looks set to follow the fate of one in Congo-Brazzaville econ.st/3nI1UHX
The root of “learning poverty” in the Arabic-speaking world is bad teaching. Education ministries are waking up to the problem econ.st/3nMyIzE
A trio of screenwriters—Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon—recount the events leading up to the duel three times, from three different perspectives econ.st/3kaloD8
With 663,325 deaths from covid-19, America will shortly exceed the number of fatalities resulting from the 1918 influenza pandemic (675,000) econ.st/3nR92lk
“The Chinese government certainly hasn’t behaved like a government that really wants to get to the bottom of this and has nothing to hide.” @ScottGottliebMD talks about the investigation into the origins of covid-19, on “The Economist Asks” econ.st/2YYC5Jr
The closure of Toshiba’s factory in Dalian shows how global supply chains are being reconfigured: delicately and at the margin econ.st/3kdZHC1
The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty rules have a submarine-shaped loophole econ.st/3zvyrnb
Diseases jump from animals to humans when a pathogen stumbles upon a mutation that allows it to infect human cells as well as animal ones econ.st/2YZakQW
Religious exemptions are granted if employees’ beliefs are “sincerely held”. But what does “sincere” really mean? econ.st/2XvhPyc
When President Barack Obama opened combat roles to women in 2015, the legal logic barring women from the draft came undone econ.st/3nJCnOL
“We do not have the evidence to definitively recommend boosters for everyone who's had a primary cause of vaccination.” @doctorsoumya of @WHO talks to @natashaloder about studies into whether booster shots are necessary on our “Babbage” podcast econ.st/395dxAr
“Inseparable” will introduce some readers to the defining role Elisabeth Lacoin played in de Beauvoir’s trailblazing life and career. The philosopher herself always understood it econ.st/3zs9jxD
Policymakers will not be able to protect consumers from the most extreme impacts of a natural-gas shortage: sky high bills and potential blackouts loom econ.st/3Ep4TLt
Writing for The Economist, Israel’s prime minister explains why the country decided to administer booster covid-19 jabs before regulatory approval econ.st/3tPGuJY
Like their counterparts in America and China, South Korea’s tech giants have come under scrutiny econ.st/2Z7sBvF
Evergrande, once thought too big to fail, now finds itself on the cusp of default, with debts of $300bn econ.st/39bO88h
When the Supreme Court declined to block Texas’s new anti-abortion law, it signalled it was prepared to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling. Are American women about to lose their right to an abortion? Our “Checks and Balance” podcast investigates econ.st/2XvsCsW
A sense of state identity has re-emerged among citizens. Perhaps for the first time, Australians are familiar with premiers of other states econ.st/3hKfE17
Erin O’Toole’s plan is to assure Canadians that, although his personality is nothing like that of Justin Trudeau, his policies are not all that different econ.st/3CcU5OH
It is an expensive and paper-laden process, with first-class tickets for the most valuable mounts econ.st/3nKiLKx
Some Peronist strongholds have flipped, creating “a sense of a national wave” econ.st/3nH4HBd
In August retail sales rose nationwide by only 2.5% (in nominal terms) in August, compared with a year earlier, far weaker than expected econ.st/3hGS2KU
A surge of IPOs in America rivals that of the dotcom era econ.st/3AjUWwe
Melinda French Gates "humanised" her ex-husband's data-driven style of philanthropy. Their divorce will set the Gates Foundation on a new course econ.st/3EsmxxR
The Marxist philosopher who created a shadowy terrorist army called Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), ordered massacres, murders, car bombs and the destruction of police stations econ.st/39vMjTT
When it comes to Baklava, the syrup should not be used sparingly. Get your sugar fix with @1843mag econ.st/3nCWC0k
America has to imagine a world in which it is no longer the only superpower, argues the former British prime minister econ.st/3Ew67o7
The pandemic is still far from over, but glimpses of its legacy are emerging econ.st/3AgJul6
A blockchain contract may say you own a house but only the police can enforce an eviction. Integrating with the real world is a challenge for DeFi econ.st/3EsgTvz
Gary Gensler is used to teaching diligent undergraduates. By contrast, overseeing financial markets at the SEC is like running the world’s largest, noisiest kindergarten econ.st/2VMHt12
In the hope of fighting climate change, scientists are training cows to use the toilet econ.st/3Apbgfw
“The time has passed for central banks to get going. We should roll up our sleeves and accelerate our work on the nitty gritty of digital currency design,” argues @BCoeure of @BIS_org #Eurofi. Learn more by listening to “Money Talks” econ.st/3kg36QL
In Iceland, the "Orca" carbon-capture plant has switched on its fans and begun scrubbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere econ.st/3CkiodB
In the hope of fighting climate change, scientists are training cows to use the toilet econ.st/3hIW3hW
In November 2020, the Danish government revealed that a new strain of covid-19 had been found in farmed mink. Officials worried that it could become widespread in humans econ.st/3CpbELy
Joe Biden wants to raise the “Gilti” tax rate from 10.5% to 21% and repeal the foreign-derived intangible income deduction, bringing in even more tax revenue domestically econ.st/3nByHhP
An amendment to the annual defence policy bill winding its way through Congress would make women eligible for the military draft for the first time econ.st/3tR5VLj
This year Mexico is expected to export 1.8m tonnes of tomatoes to the United States, a record econ.st/2XrAM50
After months of begging Americans to get themselves vaccinated, President Joe Biden has stopped asking nicely econ.st/2ZadoKg
A “doctrine” should describe a statement of national interests so fundamental that it is liable to survive multiple administrations and events. Joe Biden's policy has not achieved that yet econ.st/3hITH2s
For many multinationals the lure of China remains irresistible. But the perils are catching up with the promise econ.st/3nEj61a
It is easier to accommodate employees who seek an exemption if they work at an ad agency or in a shop instead of at a hospital or care home, where jab-nots can endanger patients econ.st/3Aokqst
There are few places in America that can crow louder about their successes in the past decade than the City of the Saints econ.st/2VQmnil
Australia's plan to ditch the zero-covid paradigm accepts that cases, and to a lesser extent deaths, will rise econ.st/3nGAH8R
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