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Editor’s Picks: May 10th 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This...

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Checks and Balance: Crime without punishment

Big-city homicide rates have spiked during the pandemic. St Louis has America’s highest...

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Down to brash tax: Colombia’s protests grow

Demonstrations initially against tax reform have bloomed—and turned violent. The reforms...

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The Economist Asks: Amy Klobuchar

The Senator for Minnesota, former Democratic presidential candidate, and author of "Antitrust"...

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Who’s to say? Facebook, Trump and free speech

The social-media giant’s external-review body upheld a ban on former president Donald...

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Money Talks: Berkshire after Buffett

Now that the world’s most celebrated investor has named a successor, the conglomerate he...

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Cache and carry: American states’ gun-law push

Today another state will enact a “permitless carry” law—no licence, checks or...

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Babbage: Belt, road and orbit

China recently launched the first module of its new space station—what impact will this...

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Strait shooting? The growing peril to Taiwan

A decades-old policy of “strategic ambiguity” is breaking down; we ask about the...

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The Jab: Might vaccine diplomacy misfire?

Vaccines have become a tool of global influence. China and Russia have sent millions of doses...

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The turn at a century: Northern Ireland’s anniversary

The province’s largest party aligned with Britain has lost its leader; in the 100 years...

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Editor’s Picks: May 3rd 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This...

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Checks and Balance: 100 days of aptitude

A portrait of Franklin Roosevelt hangs in the Oval Office, where Joe Biden convenes historians to...

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Illiberal-arts degrees: Hungary’s universities seized

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s proudly “illiberal democracy” has nobbled nearly...

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The Economist Asks: Tammy Duckworth

In 2004 Tammy Duckworth was shot down by Iraqi insurgents while she was serving in the army and...

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A word in edgewise: Turkey, Armenia and genocide

In calling the 1915 campaign against Armenians a genocide, President Joe Biden has rekindled...

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Babbage: Post-covid syndrome

As research on long covid advances, how should countries respond to the impending public health...

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A great deal to be desired: Europe-Britain trade

Europe’s parliament has overwhelmingly voted to extend a stopgap trade agreement. But the...

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Money Talks: The QE quandary

As economies recover, central bankers will need to decide what to do with their asset-purchase...

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SPAClash: the buzz and the bust

Special-purpose acquisition companies offer a novel way for companies to list on stockmarkets. We...

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