A dire scarcity of drugs is worsening, in part, because they are so cheap

Many generic drugs have too few manufacturers | Continue reading


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The corrupting of democracy: Cynicism is gnawing at Western democracies

Cynicism is gnawing at Western democracies | Continue reading


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Make a healthy climate a legal right that extends to future generations

We can help solve climate change with a new legal framework, says Larissa Parker, a law student at McGill University | Continue reading


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Climate change could put insurance firms out of business

That would leave customers without cover, even as it is needed more than ever | Continue reading


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Huawei Considers Selling 5G Tech to a Western Buyer

The Chinese telecoms giant’s boss considers creating a competitor for his company | Continue reading


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Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, with uncertain returns for inmates

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The economic policy at the heart of Europe is creaking

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How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects

The “Internet of Things” will fundamentally change the relationship between consumers and producers | Continue reading


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India’s government is pouring money into dung

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China’s long-distance lorry drivers are unsung heroes of its economy

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Fountain of youth:Uncovering how the body ages is leading to drugs to reverse it

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Urban aviation: Flying taxis are taking off to whisk people around cities

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Is Microsoft a Nation? The Redmond Doctrine

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A Transcript of Ren Zhengfei’s (Huawei Founder) Interview

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Don’t panic about e-cigarettes

Banning them all will cause far more harm than good | Continue reading


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Economist: Chips in Everything

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Huawei may sell its 5G technology to a Western buyer

Ren Zhengfei wants to create a competitor for his company | Continue reading


@economist.com | 7 days ago

“Fight Club” presaged the darker corners of the internet

Tyler Durden’s evolution mirrors that of an online troll | Continue reading


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The Redmond Doctrine

Lessons from Microsoft’s corporate foreign policy | Continue reading


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Hong Kong can be a gateway to liberal values for China

China should accept the territory’s openness in the political sphere, not just the financial sector, says Brian Leung Kai-Ping, a protester | Continue reading


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Free Public Transport in Estonia

Expensive, but worth it | Continue reading


@economist.com | 9 days ago

How to preserve nature on a tight budget

Saving species cheaply and effectively | Continue reading


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Cerebral organoids are becoming more brainlike

Like real brains, they show signs of synchronous electrical activity | Continue reading


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Realism, Indian cinema’s parallel success story (2017)

For decades, India’s alternative to Bollywood has been lauded abroad—but new champions of cinematic realism are now fuelling interest at home | Continue reading


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Artificial Intelligence and War

As computers play a bigger role in warfare, the dangers to humans rise | Continue reading


@economist.com | 12 days ago

How BRAC, the world’s biggest charity, made Bangladesh richer

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Why Americans pay more for lunch than Britons do

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Artificial intelligence is changing every aspect of war

A new type of arms race could be on the cards | Continue reading


@economist.com | 13 days ago

Technology firms vie for billions in data-analytics contracts

Two surprising leaders have emerged from the pack | Continue reading


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The global gag on free speech is tightening

In both democracies and dictatorships, it is getting harder to speak up | Continue reading


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People are working longer for reasons of choice and necessity

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@economist.com | 13 days ago

Forty years later, “Alien” remains at the apex of sci-fi horror films

Ridley Scott’s film balanced invention and realism, action and anticipation, to great effect | Continue reading


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After three Chinese banks are bailed out, are more at risk?

Widespread defaults are unlikely, but risk aversion is a danger in itself | Continue reading


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Fears of a German recession are rising

A downturn in Europe’s biggest economy could spread across the region | Continue reading


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A global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way

The legalisation of the drug for medicinal use is paving the way for a broader liberalisation | Continue reading


@economist.com | 17 days ago

When Economists Ruled the World

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@economist.com | 17 days ago

A society’s values and beliefs matter for its economy

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@economist.com | 18 days ago

China is using Kublai Khan’s methods to quell protests in Hong Kong

The Communist Party hopes that the threat of violence will be enough to empty the streets | Continue reading


@economist.com | 18 days ago

A Canadian firm has taken on Wall Street’s private-equity titans

Brookfield looks well-prepared for the next downturn | Continue reading


@economist.com | 18 days ago

Shopify and the Return of the Merchant Class

A Canadian tearaway is doing to sellers what Amazon has done to buyers | Continue reading


@economist.com | 18 days ago

A scientific study has established that there is no “gay gene”

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New ways to make vertical farming stack up

Cultivating fresh produce in an artificial environment is getting cheaper | Continue reading


@economist.com | 18 days ago

The Europeans want their own Vision Fund to invest in tech

They might even get it | Continue reading


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Donald Trump Creates Space Command but Must Wait for Space Force

The Pentagon’s new command will control war in space; a separate service would train those who wage it | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Parts of America may already be facing recession

Slowdowns in housing construction and manufacturing are ominous | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Most Americans Expect Life to Get Worse by 2050

There may be justification for some of their fears | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Firms should treat their employees well

New research finds a link between worker and customer satisfaction | Continue reading


@economist.com | 20 days ago

New ways to make vertical farming stack up

Cultivating fresh produce in an artificial environment is getting cheaper | Continue reading


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