Li Jin on the future of the creator economy

There is a stark imbalance of power between proprietary platforms and the creators who use them. Shared ownership and control is the way forward | Continue reading


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Adventure Capitalism

The venture-capital industry is being supersized. Good | Continue reading


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Whose sky is it anyway? Vast satellite constellations are alarming astronomers

They get in the way of the cosmos | Continue reading


@economist.com | 2 days ago

No, the Inuit do not have hundreds of words for snow

No, the Inuit do not have hundreds of words for snow | Continue reading


@economist.com | 2 days ago

A new book explains the tragic failure of Boeing’s 737 Max

It recounts how an engineering powerhouse succumbed to the beancounters | Continue reading


@economist.com | 2 days ago

The James Webb Space Telescope: A new look at the cosmos

A long-delayed telescope will soon soar into the heavens | Continue reading


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What Peng Shuai reveals about one-party rule

When a tennis star accuses a grandee of assault, China has no answer | Continue reading


@economist.com | 3 days ago

Feeding 9bn people will mean reimagining the edible world

More insects are likely to be on the menu | Continue reading


@economist.com | 4 days ago

What Are DNA Vaccines?

India is the first country to approve a new type of jab to fight covid-19 | Continue reading


@economist.com | 4 days ago

The bright new age of venture capital

The business of funding disruptive businesses is booming—and is itself being disrupted | Continue reading


@economist.com | 4 days ago

Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt take on AI (book review)

The statesman and Google’s former boss issue a salutary warning about the future | Continue reading


@economist.com | 9 days ago

Can an upset gut microbiome cause autism? The latest evidence suggests not

The latest evidence suggests not | Continue reading


@economist.com | 9 days ago

How the seven-day week came to rule the world

A new book shows how modern cities embraced the weekly rhythm | Continue reading


@economist.com | 9 days ago

Prospectus (1843)

Unknown | Continue reading


@economist.com | 9 days ago

Decentralised finance is booming, but it has yet to find its purpose

DeFi has quickly become the arena where the most exciting innovation is occurring but, as yet, it has no “real” economy to service | Continue reading


@economist.com | 9 days ago

The Business Phrasebook: A short guide to what your colleagues really mean

A short guide to what your colleagues really mean | Continue reading


@economist.com | 10 days ago

South Korea’s climate targets will mean remaking its economy

Its industrial centres will have to transform or disappear | Continue reading


@economist.com | 10 days ago

Don’t mock the metaverse. It's already here. It’s just not evenly distributed

The metaverse is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed | Continue reading


@economist.com | 11 days ago

Our NFT Auction Went

We raised around $420,000 for charity | Continue reading


@economist.com | 13 days ago

Russia is stoking tension with Ukraine and the EU

Destabilisation rather than invasion is probably its goal, but that leaves plenty of room for miscalculation | Continue reading


@economist.com | 13 days ago

Chief executives are weirder than ever

An impossible job has become even tougher | Continue reading


@economist.com | 14 days ago

Ten Trends to Watch in 2022

As the world emerges from the covid-19 pandemic, 2022 will be dominated by the need to adjust to new realities | Continue reading


@economist.com | 16 days ago

The welcome spread of assisted dying

But too many are still denied this basic freedom | Continue reading


@economist.com | 16 days ago

The discreet charm of nuclear power

It makes fighting climate change a lot easier | Continue reading


@economist.com | 17 days ago

Companies want to build a virtual realm to copy the real world

Linking the digital and physical worlds could unlock innovation | Continue reading


@economist.com | 17 days ago

Trains could replace planes in Europe

It won’t be easy | Continue reading


@economist.com | 17 days ago

Uber, DoorDash and similar firms can’t defy the laws of capitalism after all

The mania over ride-sharing and delivery companies has at times been absurd | Continue reading


@economist.com | 18 days ago

What next? 22 emerging technologies to watch in 2022

From hydrogen-powered planes to 3D-printed housing, new ideas can emerge seemingly overnight | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Why Executives Like the Office

Blame a mixture of conditioning, carpets and concrete concerns | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Will the climate crisis force America to reconsider nuclear power?

Reaching net-zero targets will be much harder without it | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Xi Jinping’s crackdown on Chinese tech firms will continue

By re-writing the rules, the president is resetting an entire industry. As big firms adjust, their value to investors will inevitably be lower | Continue reading


@economist.com | 19 days ago

Nuclear energy: Is smaller better?

Small reactors are promoted as a way to save the nuclear industry | Continue reading


@economist.com | 20 days ago

Why vaccine passports are causing chaos

The problem is with humans, not technology | Continue reading


@economist.com | 20 days ago

Portrait of a Detransitioner as a Young Woman

Carol has been a woman, a man and is a woman again. Her story has lessons for trans medicine | Continue reading


@economist.com | 20 days ago

The Democrats’ social-spending package cannot repair the American Dream

Social mobility has dropped precipitously | Continue reading


@economist.com | 21 days ago

A novel way to optimize robots

It harks back to a 19th-century idea about evolution | Continue reading


@economist.com | 22 days ago

Which type of plant-based milk is best?

It depends partly on whether you value nutrition above environmental goodness | Continue reading


@economist.com | 23 days ago

A quantum walk down Wall Street

Lessons for finance from 20th-century physics | Continue reading


@economist.com | 23 days ago

BookTok has passion–and enormous marketing power

Old-fashioned critics might not approve. But why should BookTok’s stars care? | Continue reading


@economist.com | 23 days ago

Do “greedy jobs” cause the gender pay gap?

Mothers’ careers suffer when parents maximise their combined income, says a new book | Continue reading


@economist.com | 24 days ago

Gabon says rich countries should pay for forests as a service

Trees in the Congo basin provide a service that the world should pay for | Continue reading


@economist.com | 24 days ago

The three unknowns of the modern ad age

For all its aura of precision, the digital-ad industry is as murky as ever | Continue reading


@economist.com | 24 days ago

The uses and abuses of green finance

Why the net-zero pledges of financial firms won’t save the world | Continue reading


@economist.com | 25 days ago