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The Economist

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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.

Latest Episodes

Systemic concerns: China’s party congress

Legislation signalled at the annual meeting undermines the “one country, two systems” approach to Hong Kong’s rule—and may inflame rather than quell protests. Argentina finds itself at the doorstep of default once again; the pandemic is sharpening the hardship ahead. And remembering the woman who expanded Irish poetry with the gloriously quotidian. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 MIN2 d ago
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Systemic concerns: China’s party congress

Swimming against the currency: Turkey

A central bank struggling for independence, dwindling foreign reserves to prop up the currency and a president who just hates rates: Turkey’s economy looked shaky even before covid-19. Online dating carries on apace amid lockdowns, and it seems people are forging more emotionally intimate bonds. And the risk that humans might pass the coronavirus to their primate cousins. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18 MIN3 d ago
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Swimming against the currency: Turkey

Politics trumps co-operation: the WHO’s annual meeting

Rhetoric and posturing at the World Health Organisation’s annual assembly reveal an agency under geopolitical stresses just when global co-operation is needed most. Illegal logging has become an existential threat for the Amazon; under the cover of covid-19, a new bill in Brazil could hasten its decline. And reflections on the vast musical legacy of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22 MIN4 d ago
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Politics trumps co-operation: the WHO’s annual meeting

Extreme measures: America’s far right

Extremists are cropping up at protests and expanding their reach online. They see the pandemic as proof of their worldview, and as an opportunity to spread their messages. After systematically ignoring mental-health concerns for decades, China’s authorities are at last tackling the issue—somewhat. And lockdowns prove that Britain is a nation of gardeners. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN5 d ago
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Extreme measures: America’s far right

Carriers and the disease: the airlines set for hard landings

Which firms will fly above the covid-19 clouds? Big, low-cost carriers with strong finances seem likeliest, but either way consolidation is inevitable. The Indian state of Kerala seems to be handling its outbreak far better than others; blame an unassuming but wildly popular health minister. And whether New York’s beloved Irish pubs will craic on past the pandemic. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN6 d ago
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Carriers and the disease: the airlines set for hard landings

Continental divides: covid-19 strains the EU

What started as a public-health crisis is developing into an existential one. The most fundamental question to be addressed is: what is the European Union for? Hopes of helpful change by El Salvador’s millennial president are dimming as he becomes increasingly dictatorial. And why so many Indonesians are draping themselves in the sun. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Continental divides: covid-19 strains the EU

Bibi steps: Israel’s long-awaited government

After three elections and 16 months, the unity government between sworn rivals Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz gets to work tonight. Can it withstand the coming political storms? Frenetic research into the coronavirus is upending some long-established ways of disseminating science, perhaps for good. And we examine the merits of outlawing an awkward job interview question. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer Editor's note: After publication, the swearing in of Israel's new government was postponed until Sunday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN1 w ago
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Bibi steps: Israel’s long-awaited government

Fool Britannia? A covid-19 response under scrutiny

After a series of government missteps, people in Britain—and, increasingly, outside it—are lambasting the covid-19 response. That has great reputational costs. In a story suited to a television drama, a Filipino network popular with the people but critical of the president has been forced off the air. And our columnist finds surprising modern resonance in a 1950s Argentinian novel. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN1 w ago
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Fool Britannia? A covid-19 response under scrutiny

Moveable feast: a global food system adapts

The vast network moving food from farm to fork has shifted gears mightily in response to covid-19. But some will still go hungry; governments must resist the urge to crimp exports. Inflation statistics are often tallied in store aisles and at restaurant tables; how to gather those data now? And why being a warm-up act is cold comfort for many bands. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Moveable feast: a global food system adapts

Back to the furore: protests set to reignite

The pandemic overshadowed a striking spate of uprisings around the world. In Lebanon economic conditions have only worsened since—and the protesters are back. A look at urban architecture reveals how past diseases have shaped the world’s cities; we ask how much covid-19 will leave its mark. And, can Corona beer, Latin America’s first global brand, escape its associations with the coronavirus? For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Back to the furore: protests set to reignite

Latest Episodes

Systemic concerns: China’s party congress

Legislation signalled at the annual meeting undermines the “one country, two systems” approach to Hong Kong’s rule—and may inflame rather than quell protests. Argentina finds itself at the doorstep of default once again; the pandemic is sharpening the hardship ahead. And remembering the woman who expanded Irish poetry with the gloriously quotidian. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 MIN2 d ago
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Systemic concerns: China’s party congress

Swimming against the currency: Turkey

A central bank struggling for independence, dwindling foreign reserves to prop up the currency and a president who just hates rates: Turkey’s economy looked shaky even before covid-19. Online dating carries on apace amid lockdowns, and it seems people are forging more emotionally intimate bonds. And the risk that humans might pass the coronavirus to their primate cousins. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18 MIN3 d ago
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Swimming against the currency: Turkey

Politics trumps co-operation: the WHO’s annual meeting

Rhetoric and posturing at the World Health Organisation’s annual assembly reveal an agency under geopolitical stresses just when global co-operation is needed most. Illegal logging has become an existential threat for the Amazon; under the cover of covid-19, a new bill in Brazil could hasten its decline. And reflections on the vast musical legacy of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22 MIN4 d ago
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Politics trumps co-operation: the WHO’s annual meeting

Extreme measures: America’s far right

Extremists are cropping up at protests and expanding their reach online. They see the pandemic as proof of their worldview, and as an opportunity to spread their messages. After systematically ignoring mental-health concerns for decades, China’s authorities are at last tackling the issue—somewhat. And lockdowns prove that Britain is a nation of gardeners. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Extreme measures: America’s far right

Carriers and the disease: the airlines set for hard landings

Which firms will fly above the covid-19 clouds? Big, low-cost carriers with strong finances seem likeliest, but either way consolidation is inevitable. The Indian state of Kerala seems to be handling its outbreak far better than others; blame an unassuming but wildly popular health minister. And whether New York’s beloved Irish pubs will craic on past the pandemic. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Carriers and the disease: the airlines set for hard landings

Continental divides: covid-19 strains the EU

What started as a public-health crisis is developing into an existential one. The most fundamental question to be addressed is: what is the European Union for? Hopes of helpful change by El Salvador’s millennial president are dimming as he becomes increasingly dictatorial. And why so many Indonesians are draping themselves in the sun. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Continental divides: covid-19 strains the EU

Bibi steps: Israel’s long-awaited government

After three elections and 16 months, the unity government between sworn rivals Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz gets to work tonight. Can it withstand the coming political storms? Frenetic research into the coronavirus is upending some long-established ways of disseminating science, perhaps for good. And we examine the merits of outlawing an awkward job interview question. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer Editor's note: After publication, the swearing in of Israel's new government was postponed until Sunday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN1 w ago
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Bibi steps: Israel’s long-awaited government

Fool Britannia? A covid-19 response under scrutiny

After a series of government missteps, people in Britain—and, increasingly, outside it—are lambasting the covid-19 response. That has great reputational costs. In a story suited to a television drama, a Filipino network popular with the people but critical of the president has been forced off the air. And our columnist finds surprising modern resonance in a 1950s Argentinian novel. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Fool Britannia? A covid-19 response under scrutiny

Moveable feast: a global food system adapts

The vast network moving food from farm to fork has shifted gears mightily in response to covid-19. But some will still go hungry; governments must resist the urge to crimp exports. Inflation statistics are often tallied in store aisles and at restaurant tables; how to gather those data now? And why being a warm-up act is cold comfort for many bands. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Moveable feast: a global food system adapts

Back to the furore: protests set to reignite

The pandemic overshadowed a striking spate of uprisings around the world. In Lebanon economic conditions have only worsened since—and the protesters are back. A look at urban architecture reveals how past diseases have shaped the world’s cities; we ask how much covid-19 will leave its mark. And, can Corona beer, Latin America’s first global brand, escape its associations with the coronavirus? For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Back to the furore: protests set to reignite
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