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"27.03.2017 13:22:10" economist.com Neil Gorsuch's grounding in natural law would make him an unusual Supreme Court justice Medieval theology could influence the court in the 21st century The Senate's apparent lack of interest in Neil Gorsuch's scholarship means America is likely to soon have a natural lawyer as its ninth justice—with little sense of what that would entail
"27.03.2017 12:36:57" economist.com Republicans pull their health-care bill Despite lobbying by Donald Trump Republicans in Congress failed to repeal Obamacare The failure is both spectacular and exposes the deep, unresolved tensions between Donald Trump and the fractious Republican Party that he conquered in 2016 but that he does not fully lead
"27.03.2017 12:00:00" The aquanauts exploring the deepest reaches of the ocean Exploring the final frontier on planet Earth
"27.03.2017 11:53:07" Timeline Photos Chinese farmers harvest West Lake Longjing tea leaves at a tea plantation near Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province on March 23rd 2017 (Credit: ImagineChina)
"27.03.2017 11:14:59" economist.com Economic shocks are more likely to be lethal in America Free Exchange A likely root cause for the despair is the absence of a safety net for large swathes of Americans, particularly in health care. Broader social insurance is also lacking
"27.03.2017 10:33:38" economist.com Deepak Unnikrishnan's novel could be considered dystopian, were it not rooted so firmly in reality The Gulf's “temporary people” In 2009, footage emerged of an Emirati sheikh torturing an Afghan grain merchant, pouring sand into his eyes and setting him alight before repeatedly running him over. In “Temporary People” these events become an annual ritual
"27.03.2017 09:52:37" economist.com Hong Kong's new leader will take over a bitterly divided society Carrie Lam is unlikely to heal the territory's divisions After Carrie Lam was declared the winner, protesters in front of the stage held up yellow umbrellas—a symbol of those who demand that the chief executive be chosen by the public
"27.03.2017 09:30:00" Why printed books are still popular With Facebook browsing a central feature in the lives of many, you could be forgiven for thinking that most people have less time to read on paper. But with an estimated value of $123bn, the book industry is doing better than ever
"27.03.2017 09:18:34" economist.com New Zealand declares a river a person The odd legal status is intended to help prevent pollution and other abuses The law acknowledges the river as a “living whole”, rather than trying to carve it up, putting to rest an ownership dispute that has dragged on for 140 years
"27.03.2017 08:46:07" economist.com Why invest so much time and money in a £1 coin? One in 30 of the old lot was reckoned to be a fake Despite all the talk of cash becoming ever more digital, both the value and volume of the notes and coins that are circulating in Britain is still going up each year
"27.03.2017 08:11:31" economist.com “Life” offers good, honest Friday-night scares but nothing ground-breaking “Alien” (1979) and “Gravity” (2013) form essential parts of its DNA It is the kind of film which Hollywood releases in March: neither serious enough for awards season nor splashy enough to compete with the summer blockbusters
"27.03.2017 07:37:53" economist.com The tradition of oud music is under threat Cultural organisations are helping to protect oud music in places wracked by instability In 2015, Islamic State sentenced several Syrian musicians to lashes for their “offensive” behaviour. For emphasis, the militants photographed a splintered oud dumped by the road
"27.03.2017 07:03:47" economist.com It is sometimes vital for politicians to immerse themselves in military affairs From the archive It is well worth devoting some energy to stamping on the myth that soldiers should be allowed to go about their business without pesky politicians getting in the way
"27.03.2017 06:30:28" economist.com Does Uber need a new pair of hands on the steering wheel? Driven to distraction Uber's valuation depends on its ability to dominate ride-hailing markets around the world
"27.03.2017 06:00:00" See both sides the Cyprus conflict Will there ever be a resolution in Cyprus? We talk to people on both sides of Europe's longest frozen conflict
"27.03.2017 05:54:27" economist.com If Amazon gets bigger, it will soon attract the attention of regulators 92% of Amazon's value is due to profits expected after 2020 Investors value Amazon's growth over profits; that makes predatory pricing more tempting
"27.03.2017 05:19:33" economist.com Amazon's success will bring it into conflict with an even stronger beast Could Amazon become a new kind of utility? Amazon is becoming more reminiscent of a conglomerate than a retailer. Our editorial this week
"27.03.2017 04:47:39" economist.com The Middle East's once fast-expanding airlines are coming under pressure Questionable investments and scrutiny from regulators are slowing growth After years of uninterrupted and speedy growth, the Gulf carriers are hitting turbulence. Why?
"27.03.2017 04:13:50" 1843magazine.com Thailand's bureaucrats are being forced to do yoga One civil servant dropped dead while exercising Every Wednesday afternoon Thai civil servants have to do an hour and a half of compulsory exercise. The prime minister—who leads the workouts himself— says it will make the nation healthier, but is there an ulterior motive? From The Economist's 1843
"27.03.2017 03:41:34" 1843magazine.com How many children should you have? From the archive Is three the perfect number ("it's important to have a diversified portfolio") or is it more humane to have none at all? Six writers wrestle with one of life's most important questions. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"27.03.2017 03:03:09" economist.com How warfare helps explain why American welfare is different American exceptionalism Welfare states in the rest of the world developed alongside warfare. But in America, the civil war came too early to spur the creation of a national health system
"27.03.2017 02:31:19" economist.com Which factors might stop Amazon from living up to its huge valuation? Will the regulators come for Amazon? In 2016 Trump accused Bezos of using the Washington Post to attack him because Amazon has "a huge antitrust problem"
"27.03.2017 02:00:08" economist.com Why did it take so long for Team USA to triumph in the World Baseball Classic? Going into this year's Classic, America was not even the undisputed favourite Although America may not have been an outright underdog at its own “national pastime”, it most certainly had a well-deserved reputation as a massive underachiever
"27.03.2017 01:30:20" economist.com No trial is in sight for 17 alleged gang members in Louisiana The failings go beyond the state The Gremlins, and the limbo in which they are sunk, epitomise deep problems in the criminal-justice system of Louisiana, and beyond
"27.03.2017 01:02:45" economist.com Why are drug prices in America so high? The Economist explains The simple answer is because they can. In America companies set whatever official price they like. From the archive
"27.03.2017 00:27:12" economist.com Which country is the most socially progressive? From the archive Finland is the most socially progressive country, according to a 2016 index. The US ranked 19th
"26.03.2017 23:55:42" economist.com Contractors rush for jobs on Trump's border wall project Small firms will also benefit The requirement for a wall is at least 5.5 meters high, with anti-climb and anti-tunnelling features, and which—on the American side, at least—is “aesthetically pleasing”
"26.03.2017 23:24:51" economist.com The way dinosaurs are classified may be about to undergo a radical rethink The lizard-hipped or the bird-hipped? An analysis of 74 types of dinosaurs and relatives is shaking up a 130-year-old classification
"26.03.2017 22:53:04" economist.com How did America's police forces become so heavily armed? From the archive The value of military equipment used by American police departments has risen from $1 million in 1990 to nearly $450 million in 2013, according to the American Civil Liberties Union
"26.03.2017 22:33:00" The fishermen in Brazil who team up with dolphins The fishermen in Brazil who team up with dolphins to land their catch
"26.03.2017 22:18:14" economist.com A building and a book highlight an odd symbiosis between monotheistic faiths A new theory about the Abrahamic faiths Mustafa Akyol suggests that despite all the theological contrasts, Jesus of Nazareth is a figure through whom historically-aware Christians, Muslims and Jews could come to closer mutual understanding
"26.03.2017 21:44:35" economist.com What's gone wrong with democracy? By 2000 Freedom House classified 120 countries as democracies Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?
"26.03.2017 21:30:00" Would you pay $75 to spend three painful minutes in a cryogenic chamber cooled to -110°C?
"26.03.2017 21:09:02" economist.com Russia uses bombs and diplomacy to assert control in the Middle East Russia insists that its engagement is about dialogue and ultimately peace Russia's ability to roam the region stems largely from the waning of American influence
"26.03.2017 20:46:02" economist.com The future of the European Union What is really needed is a creative rethink of the entire European project As it marks its 60th birthday, the European Union is in poor shape. It needs more flexibility to rejuvenate itself
"26.03.2017 20:30:00" Colombia's estimated cocaine output has risen by 37% since 2015
"26.03.2017 20:25:55" economist.com Why decriminalising sex work is a good idea Countries, as well as human-rights organisations, should look at the evidence Prostitution, even if made illegal, will not be eliminated: old estimates put the value of the trade in America at $14 billion annually. From the archive
"26.03.2017 19:53:01" economist.com Do more religious countries tend to be less innovative? A prayer a day keeps inventors at bay Theocratic models of government may provide a channel for anti-scientific views to influence public policy. From the archive
"26.03.2017 19:50:15" Timeline Photos Poet and journalist Walt Whitman died on March 26th 1892. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that Whitman's volume “Leaves of Grass” was “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom”
"26.03.2017 19:37:21" economist.com At British universities, faith and gender are hotly contested From the archive From segregated seating to Muhammed T-shirts: why religion is a hot topic at British universities
"26.03.2017 19:00:31" economist.com America's proposed budget is quite lean—but not so green Trump looks to cut green programmes to save greenbacks At home and abroad, one clear result of Donald Trump's proposed budget would be to push green programmes into the red
"26.03.2017 18:38:05" economist.com Thailand must defuse the quarrel that lies at the heart of its political strife The junta's 20-year plan omits the most urgent item A sporadically violent class war that has pitted urbanites, royals and soldiers against the sometimes bumbling governments that rural voters elect when they have a chance
"26.03.2017 18:36:33" economist.com One month out, Emmanuel Macron's chances look better than ever Mr Macron acquitted himself creditably in the televised debate Although Mr Macron's support is less solid than Marine Le Pen's, the election appears to be his to lose
"26.03.2017 18:33:00" Touring the food markets in Osaka, food capital of Japan Touring the food markets in Osaka, food capital of Japan
"26.03.2017 18:00:10" 1843magazine.com How neuroscience is unlocking the secrets of desire From the archive Dr Kent Berridge has swum against the tide of established thinking to map the brain mechanics of the reward system—the part of the brain that lights up on scans when people enjoy something, whether it's cake, snogging, heroin or Facebook. From The
"26.03.2017 18:00:10" economist.com President Trump seems bent on weakening the United Nations Stingy Uncle Sam The United States v the United Nations
"26.03.2017 17:51:05" economist.com Noël Coward dominated the stage on both sides of the Atlantic The dramatist died on March 26th 1973 He became a star virtually overnight at the age of 24 when he wrote, directed and starred in “The Vortex”, a play about drug abuse among the upper classes. Over the following quarter-century, Noël Coward became known as the most versatile (and best paid)
"26.03.2017 17:43:02" economist.com Why has global democratic progress stalled? Democracy must be carefully maintained in order to be successful Just a few years ago, democracy looked as though it would dominate the world. What went wrong?
"26.03.2017 17:15:03" economist.com Hong Kong names a new leader But Carrie Lam is unlikely to heal the territory's divisions There was no doubt that Carrie Lam would win the election. What was in doubt was whether she could command the support of the public
"26.03.2017 16:42:19" economist.com Yemen's war enters its third bloody year Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is a study in futility and self-harm "All permanent members of the UN Security Council are against the war, but they are all ready to sell Yemen for arms"
"26.03.2017 16:33:00" Loosening of the rules Under the loosening of the rules now under way for drone strikes and targeted killings, avoiding civilian deaths will no longer be an overriding priority
"26.03.2017 16:10:33" economist.com A new study shows that strict anti-smoking measures work, but are all too rare Why smoking is still so widespread 40% of countries lack strict anti-smoking measures
"26.03.2017 15:28:18" economist.com Conservatism's main task is to abandon a sickened culture, argues a devout Christian Strategies for traditional conservatives America, Rod Dreher says, now has an immoral majority and little can be done about it. A violent, godless and sex-obsessed culture can only be abandoned
"26.03.2017 14:55:13" economist.com Millennials may move less because fewer of them own homes That would turn conventional wisdom, that renting is better for labour mobility, on its head In 2014, for the first time, more 18-to-34-year-olds lived with their parents than in any other arrangement, maybe because they could not afford to do otherwise
"26.03.2017 14:21:03" economist.com There has never been a better time for Latin American integration A fractured region needs to pull together on trade The region's governments are politically weak. But they know they must rekindle growth, and that regional integration will help
"26.03.2017 13:50:57" economist.com A 150-year-old idea could reinvent the steel industry A dose of fresh air for an old industry Two new techniques could cut energy consumption—one of the biggest costs in steelmaking—by around 80%
"26.03.2017 13:20:49" economist.com As Cuba's economy flat-lines, its elderly must hustle to survive The country supposedly offers a social safety-net, cradle to grave. But it is full of holes Old people can be seen on the streets of Havana selling newspapers and peanuts. They are scrubbing floors in affluent homes or cooking for private restaurants and bakeries
"26.03.2017 12:45:18" economist.com But for basic slip-ups the Bangladesh Bank thieves could have stolen $1bn The Bangladesh Bank heist Most of the stolen $101m has yet to be retrieved and the masterminds are yet to be identified. But the sophistication and international nature of the crime is clear
"26.03.2017 12:14:05" economist.com Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" is one of the best-known tunes in classical music The German composer died on March 26th 1827 “Who can do anything after Beethoven?” asked Schubert. Composers who came after him struggled
"26.03.2017 11:53:56" economist.com Is China willing to fill the gap left by America in international financial institutions? China's economic diplomacy Most of China's economic diplomacy to date has been bilateral. Many of its multilateral initiatives have worked around the existing system and not through it
"26.03.2017 11:20:02" economist.com The new political divide, and a plan to close it Goodhart, a “post-liberal”, seeks to accommodate the decent elements of identity-based populism David Goodhart's new book seems likely to inform the debate on what post-Brexit Britain should look like. This is worrying
"26.03.2017 10:47:24" economist.com Donald Trump's foreign policy will deliver the opposite of what it promises Why cutting aid and diplomacy will make America weaker Walk away from multilateral institutions such as the UN and the result will not be a better deal. It will be China first and America's allies diminished
"26.03.2017 10:14:27" economist.com Peru's president must rebuild villages shattered by flooding to rebuild his own support More than 2,000km of roads and at least 175 bridges have been destroyed President Kuczynski's approval rating has fallen steeply since he took office. Along with a disappointing economic forecast and a corruption scandal, the flooding is just the latest problem in his in-tray
"26.03.2017 10:00:00" The fishermen in Brazil who team up with dolphins In this Brazilian fishing town, bottlenose dolphins and men have been working together for over 120 years
"26.03.2017 09:42:25" economist.com How to rescue the European Union If the union cannot embrace differentiation, it faces disintegration instead For the European Union to survive another 60 years, the key is flexibility
"26.03.2017 09:06:03" economist.com The trouble with the euro Special Report: The future of the European Union When in 2009 the single currency, structurally vulnerable as it was, became engulfed by the biggest global financial crisis since the 1930s, its problems quickly became glaringly obvious
"26.03.2017 08:41:14" economist.com China is spending billions to make the world love it Can money buy that sort of thing? The government has been trying to sell China as a brand—one that has the ability to attract people from other countries in the way that America did
"26.03.2017 08:04:56" economist.com Fishermen fight China's battles for the South China Sea Though generally unarmed, they undergo training and take orders from the navy The biggest trawlers are organised into a maritime militia ready to fight a “people's war” at sea
"26.03.2017 07:33:03" acast.com The Economist asks Tony Blair: Is Brexit inevitable? "I was under attack from the liberal elite most of the time" On our Economist asks podcast, we asked Tony Blair about the way back from the brink of Brexit
"26.03.2017 07:14:13" 1843magazine.com Architects in Stalin's Russia had to adapt or die In pictures: the Moscow that might have been A new exhibition shows how idealistic architects reimagined Moscow after the revolution, and how Stalinism shattered modernist dreams. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"26.03.2017 06:37:34" economist.com The attack on Westminster may be the precursor to many similar ones It was the deadliest terrorist attack London had suffered since the bombings of 2005 This was precisely the kind of attack that Britain's security authorities had been expecting. It was also the kind that is most difficult to prevent
"26.03.2017 06:04:42" economist.com A new book argues that there was a link between Louis Kahn's libido and his creative urge An artist's soul and a wandering eye A biographer may dish the dirt by all means, but the dirt needn't take the credit for everything
"26.03.2017 06:00:00" Touring the food markets in Osaka, food capital of Japan Poet Kanayo Ueda takes a tour of the food markets in Osaka, food capital of Japan—where every street reveals its own unique treats
"26.03.2017 05:28:04" economist.com Does Uber have a leadership problem? Worries about Uber's culture have mounted At least six executive and high-ranking employees have left Uber in the last nine weeks
"26.03.2017 05:02:01" economist.com Some Saudi women are secretly deserting their country Farewell my guardian They are fed up with being treated like children
"26.03.2017 04:28:22" economist.com George Saunders' comic, supernatural debut novel The prizewinning writer's first novel follows Abraham Lincoln's son to a netherworld “Lincoln in the Bardo” is an urgently political, profoundly moral book—albeit one so playful and so fantastical that the reader may hardly notice
"26.03.2017 03:51:12" 1843magazine.com Are video games stopping young men growing up? More and more of them are dropping out of the job market As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"26.03.2017 03:18:57" 1843magazine.com Could stoicism be the new mindfulness? From the archive The Navy Seals, the NFL and Google have been taking life lessons from the ancient Greeks. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"26.03.2017 02:38:44" economist.com Americans are settling into stagnation, according to an economist Why Americans need to beware of becoming complacent Americans embrace change and reinvention; this, they like to think, sets their country apart from Europe and Asia. Tyler Cowen believes that this ideal is self-indulgent nonsense
"26.03.2017 02:03:12" economist.com Elon Musk makes Australians an offer they can't refuse "That serious enough for you?" Your energy storage problems solved in 100 days, or your money back
"26.03.2017 01:26:07" economist.com Is the EU suffering from compassion fatigue? Special Report: The future of the European Union The sudden inflow of migrants from non-member countries has turned out to be politically explosive for the EU
"26.03.2017 00:51:21" 1843magazine.com Middle-class parents need to chill out Academic success is not the be-all and end-all Get ready to compete, we tell our children. But life is a race that cannot be won. The Economist's 1843 magazine investigates the phenomenon of high-pressure parenting
"26.03.2017 00:12:12" economist.com Construction firms line up to build Trump's border wall $25bn of reasons to help make America great again Trump's wall is expected to cost between $12bn and $25bn, a boon for contractors large and small
"25.03.2017 23:38:25" economist.com Cryotherapy: California's latest health fad Uncomfortable treatment with little scientific basis finds paying customers Would you pay $75 to spend three painful minutes in a cryogenic chamber cooled to -110°C?
"25.03.2017 23:01:28" economist.com How life on Earth began, probably From the archive What do biologists reckon is the best explanation for the origins of life?
"25.03.2017 22:29:06" economist.com “Authenticity” is being peddled as a cure for drooping brands From the archive As the cynics among marketers might say: authenticity is the secret of success; once you can fake it, you've got it made
"25.03.2017 22:08:26" economist.com Water is scarce because it is badly managed From the archive The World Resources Institute, a think-tank, ranked 167 countries, and found that 33 face extremely high water stress by 2040
"25.03.2017 21:31:13" economist.com When is the best time to post a selfie? From the archive New Yorkers might live in the city that never sleeps, but the data show that they lag behind San Franciscans in their peak reaction times to Facebook posts
"25.03.2017 21:05:00" How does a floating wind turbine stand up? How an oil and gas company is revolutionising wind power
"25.03.2017 21:00:12" economist.com Islamic State will lose Raqqa, but this will doubtful be the end of conflict America's allies clash ahead of the final battle for Raqqa Locals in Raqqa "want to get rid of IS but they are really worried about who's coming to free them"
"25.03.2017 20:25:03" economist.com Britain's new £1 coin is claimed to be the most secure yet The new £1 coin will appear in shops and banks from March 28th With security features including a bimetallic composition, tiny lettering cut into the inside rim, a hologram-like “latent image” and secret "covert security", the new coin is very difficult to copy
"25.03.2017 20:02:21" Timeline Photos Critic and essayist Roland Barthes died on March 25th 1980. In one of his most notable works, “The Death of the Author”, he argues that literary texts should not be explained by the biographical details of its writer
"25.03.2017 19:24:01" economist.com European banks are worried about having to hand over customer data to others PSDII A survey conducted by Strategy&, a unit of PWC, found that 68% of responding banks believed the new rules would leave them in a weaker position
"25.03.2017 19:01:00" A night out in Osaka Osaka is renowned for its colourful nightlife. A tattoo artist takes us to one of his favourite bars
"25.03.2017 18:59:03" economist.com Is cleanliness the dirty secret of lab mice? The hygiene hypothesis may also apply to animal experiments Does laboratories' spotlessness mean mice are sometimes too healthy to act as useful models for disease?
"25.03.2017 18:56:03" economist.com A dance of dust devils and dunes in the Atacama desert Powerful whirlwinds explain a strange feature How do crystals more than 20cm long get from ponds to dunes in one of the most hostile places on Earth?
"25.03.2017 18:33:06" economist.com America's proposed budget cuts will be bad for the environment Lean, not green Squeezing the State Department would mean that development banks, which back green projects around the world, could lose $650m
"25.03.2017 18:18:13" economist.com Bulgaria's election is unlikely to do much to clean up corruption Half of Bulgarians say the government is doing a poor job of fighting corruption The country's new anti-graft party, Yes Bulgaria, has generated excitement. But it may struggle to win
"25.03.2017 17:42:51" economist.com President Trump v the United Nations Stingy Uncle Sam The State Department, which channels America's contributions to the UN and its own foreign-aid agency, was told to chop $10.1bn from its budget—a cut of 28%
"25.03.2017 17:30:00" Fast radio bursts Are "fast radio bursts" evidence of intelligent life in the universe?
"25.03.2017 17:05:19" economist.com A new study tries to unpick what makes us miserable What is the biggest determinant of misery? Mental illness is a better predictor of misery than poverty is
"25.03.2017 16:50:00" Can New York solve its homeless problem?
"25.03.2017 16:33:44" economist.com A philanthropic boom: “donor-advised funds” Give and take The industry has ballooned: from about 180,000 donor-advised funds in 2010 to over 270,000 in 2015, easily outnumbering charitable foundations
"25.03.2017 15:58:07" learnmore.economist.com The effects of discrimination against transgender Asians are huge, if hidden Knife-edge lives Transgender people are often the targets of violence, as a UNDP report highlighted last year. One survey in Australia reported that three-fifths of trans men suffer abuse from their partners
"25.03.2017 15:23:13" economist.com Measuring the cost of living worldwide Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings Asia now hosts five out of the six most expensive cities in the world
"25.03.2017 14:43:28" economist.com Why the Republican health-care bill failed The governing party fails its first big test Donald Trump won office by promising things that he cannot deliver and that a blocking minority of his own party in Congress do not want to deliver. That is an absence of grown-up leadership
"25.03.2017 14:12:06" espresso.economist.com Suffrage and the city: artists respond to Hong Kong's election “Broadcast Machine” launches tomorrow On March 26th the territory's next leader will be selected by just 1,194 electors. The Add Oil Team will be broadcasting live videos submitted by some of the 99.97% of Hong Kongers left outside
"25.03.2017 13:40:51" economist.com New European rules herald a welcome challenge to incumbent retail banks Open banking European bankers squeal that their profits and customer relationships are under threat. Such reactions are predictable and wrong
"25.03.2017 13:02:22" economist.com The mortality of middle-aged whites continues to rise Deaths of despair Deaths from drugs, suicide and alcohol have risen in every five-year cohort of whites born since the 1940s, according to a study
"25.03.2017 12:27:30" economist.com A Hindu priest takes charge of India's most populous state. Muslims fear he will stoke sectarian tensions No one can argue with the word “polarising” An Indian journalist described Yogi Adityanath as “the single most divisive, abusive, polarising figure in UP politics”
"25.03.2017 11:54:05" economist.com The lessons that Nordic countries can teach the world From the archive Norway has been named the happiest country on Earth, toppling its neighbour, Denmark. What's the secret to the Nordic nations' success?
"25.03.2017 11:19:07" economist.com Why China is wrong to be furious about THAAD Neither of its arguments is convincing China has expressed two related criticisms of an American anti-missile system in South Korea. They both imply that China, not North Korea, is the real target
"25.03.2017 11:00:00" How does a floating wind turbine stand up? How does a floating wind turbine stand up?
"25.03.2017 10:45:21" economist.com How humans became intelligent Consciousness explained Daniel Dennett, an American philosopher and cognitive scientist, sees human consciousness as a product of both genetics and memetics
"25.03.2017 10:08:24" acast.com The Economist asks Tony Blair: Will Britain embrace Brexit at any cost? The Blair switch project Tony Blair tells Anne McElvoy he couldn't imagine being Prime Minister and having the defining purpose of his government being something he didn't actually believe in
"25.03.2017 09:35:24" economist.com Terrorist atrocities in western Europe Britain has suffered its worst terrorist attack since 2005 While every attack is devastating, terrorism is not as consistently deadly as it was in the 1970s and 1980s
"25.03.2017 08:58:37" economist.com Leaked travel advice for spooks from the CIA You can save time, and avoid extra scrutiny, by simply remaining calm How to fly like a spy: have your cover story down, make lots of eye-contact, and don't um and ah at passport control
"25.03.2017 08:26:53" learnmore.economist.com How homosexuality, widespread in the animal kingdom, may have evolved From the archive Homosexuality has been recorded in some 1,500 species so far
"25.03.2017 07:50:35" economist.com Coca-growing in Colombia is at an all-time high How the government created a perverse incentive to plant more coca The peace deal with the FARC was supposed to reduce Colombia's coca cultivation. It has done the opposite
"25.03.2017 07:17:53" economist.com “Gay moments” are strewn throughout the Disney canon With LeFou, Disney has moved from covert to overt depictions of homosexuality LeFou is not the first. In “Cinderella” (1950), two male mice snuggle up to each other. Timon and Pumbaa from “The Lion King” (1994) “dress in drag and do the hula”
"25.03.2017 06:40:18" economist.com Shareholders are working on the premise that Amazon is just getting started Can they deliver? Amazon must grow faster than any big company in modern history to justify its valuation
"25.03.2017 06:07:05" economist.com Hong Kong is having an election but hardly anyone gets a vote On March 26th just 1,194 people will pick the territory's next chief executive Preparations for the vote have the characteristics of a real election. But China's central government will not let the contest be guided by mere popularity
"25.03.2017 06:00:00" A night out in Osaka A colourful night out in Osaka's flamboyant Amerikamura District
"25.03.2017 05:31:26" economist.com Amazon is primed for yet more growth Even Google is worried about the future of Amazon If competitors fail to halt Amazon's whirl of activities, antitrust enforcers might eventually do so instead
"25.03.2017 04:59:06" economist.com Who in business stands to gain from Trump's border wall Concrete proposals America's tender mentions a "buy American" preference but foreign construction firms are showing keen interest
"25.03.2017 04:23:15" economist.com Denver's mayor is trying to save Democrats from a Trump trap Our latest Lexington column Sanctuary cities could be a vote loser, putting off those the party badly needs to win back. Michael Hancock argues that it must be possible to strengthen immigration enforcement while being humane
"25.03.2017 03:52:18" economist.com The governor of Tokyo declares war on her own party The insurrection may be a leadership campaign in disguise Yuriko Koike runs a private academy for her political acolytes. A few dozen graduates will help her to wipe out the LDP old guard
"25.03.2017 03:11:31" economist.com MPs with side jobs devote less time than others to their legislative duties But MPs of the past make today's look positively workshy George Osborne has taken part in just six debates since his ejection from the Treasury and has yet to submit a written question. The MP now faces pressure to leave Parliament. It feels as if he already has
"25.03.2017 02:40:14" economist.com Netflix hopes for another Spanish-language hit with “Ingobernable” After the success of “Narcos”, the company increases its cross-cultural offering There was a time when film and television producers thought that English-speaking audiences were allergic to subtitles. The popularity of “The Killing”, “Borgen” and “Narcos” said otherwise
"25.03.2017 02:00:18" economist.com The United States triumphs at last in its own “national pastime” The globalisation of baseball will be aided, not hindered, by the first-ever championship for the inventors of the sport America invented baseball. So why did it take so long for Team USA to triumph in the World Baseball Classic?
"25.03.2017 01:40:12" economist.com Neil Gorsuch's grounding in natural law would make him an unusual Supreme Court justice Medieval theology could influence the court in the 21st century The Senate's apparent lack of interest in Neil Gorsuch's scholarship means America is likely to soon have a natural lawyer as its ninth justice—with little sense of what that would entail
"25.03.2017 01:05:04" 1843magazine.com The architects turning apartment blocks into vertical forests How to make cities greener By incorporating trees and shrubs into their designs for housing, architects in Milan and Vietnam are helping to reduce pollution and connect city-dwellers with nature. The Economist's 1843 magazine investigates
"25.03.2017 00:24:05" economist.com Why nutritional supplements may not be useful From the archive Companies need not give the FDA proof of their claims. When a government auditor reviewed some companies' evidence in 2012, several offered links to Wikipedia. One company presented a 30-year-old college paper
"25.03.2017 00:04:54" espresso.economist.com Hong Kong's dubious democracy If it were, the winner might be John Tsang; instead it is expected to be Carrie Lam The 1,194 people who get a vote are supposed to represent Hong Kong society, but are under no obligation to reflect popular opinion
"24.03.2017 23:45:00" A journey to the furthest depths of the deep ocean Meet Greg Stone and Jim Delgado, two of the aquanauts diving to new, previously unseen depths
"24.03.2017 23:27:04" economist.com Is Travis Kalanick the right person to drive Uber? Time to take responsibility? Who will take responsibility if Uber doesn't live up its epic valuation?
"24.03.2017 23:00:28" economist.com Why the first world war wasn't really And how George Washington started the first world war The Seven Years' War was truly global. Every inhabited continent except Australia saw fighting on its soil, and independent powers on three of those continents were active participants. From the archive
"24.03.2017 22:47:20" economist.com Why smoking is still so widespread 40% of countries lack strict anti-smoking measures A new study shows that strict anti-smoking measures work, but are all too rare
"24.03.2017 22:33:00" The Forrest Gump of South Beach, Miami Meet the man called the Forrest Gump of Miami
"24.03.2017 22:08:04" economist.com Republicans pull their health-care bill Despite lobbying by Donald Trump Republicans in Congress failed to repeal Obamacare The failure is both spectacular and exposes the deep, unresolved tensions between Donald Trump and the fractious Republican Party that he conquered in 2016 but that he does not fully lead
"24.03.2017 21:44:07" 1843magazine.com An increasing number of men are having affairs...with their bicycles From the archive The freedom of the open road has long appealed to men of a certain age. But instead of buying a sports car or motorbike, more and more are turning to long-distance cycling. The confessions of a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra), from The Economist's 1843
"24.03.2017 21:07:44" economist.com How do government numbers on drone strikes compare with other estimates? From the archive According to the White House, between 64 and 116 civilians died in drone strikes since 2009. But independent estimates are much higher
"24.03.2017 21:04:00" Timeline Photos Stones emblazoned with yellow ribbons honour victims of the Sewol ferry disaster, near Paengmok harbour on South Korea's southern island of Jindo, March 24th 2017.� The sunken Sewol ferry was raised from the water on March 23rd, almost three years after
"24.03.2017 21:00:00" Amazon on the rise What lies behind Amazon's huge success?
"24.03.2017 20:35:11" economist.com Why Donald Trump's usual sales pitch would not work for health-care reform From the March 16th print edition Even for Americans predisposed to believe that Donald Trump is their champion and that his critics are lying, the question of whether they can or cannot afford health insurance is starkly binary
"24.03.2017 20:22:15" economist.com Older consumers will reshape the business landscape From the archive Baby-boomers have spent their lives making noise and demanding attention. They are not going to stop now. They will be the biggest and richest group of pensioners in history
"24.03.2017 19:44:06" economist.com A new director continues the renaissance of Spain's greatest art museum The Prado's collection remains unique The Prado's lesson for Spain is that professionalism, entrepreneurial drive and internationalisation bring rewards
"24.03.2017 19:34:43" 1843magazine.com Five cultural events worth travelling for From Venetian palaces to battling elephants in Kerala The Economist's 1843 magazine selects the best upcoming festivals and exhibitions around the world, including the riskiest show yet from Britain's most successful living artist
"24.03.2017 19:09:00" Evidently What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence, even in the White House
"24.03.2017 18:59:08" economist.com The fall of the Islamic State's capital looks imminent The race for Raqqa America's allies clash ahead of the final battle for Raqqa
"24.03.2017 18:48:00" Egypt's battle for democracy Hosni Mubarak has been released after six years in prison. What does this mean, if anything, for Egypt's struggle for democracy?
"24.03.2017 18:33:18" economist.com Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's ex-president, is set free Mr Mubarak maintained that he was the victim Egypt's former strongman is now back in his mansion in a relatively posh suburb of Cairo, while thousands of his opponents languish in prison
"24.03.2017 18:09:03" economist.com Floods in Peru are just the latest blow to its economy To rebuild his own support, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski must rebuild shattered villages The strongest rains Peru has seen in decades have left more than 100,000 homeless and millions without running water. More than 2,000km of roads and at least 175 bridges have been destroyed
"24.03.2017 17:52:14" 1843magazine.com The greatest bromance of the Renaissance Sebastiano and Michelangelo Michelangelo may have been a genius, but he struggled with oil painting. Thankfully, his friend Sebastiano knew how to wield a paintbrush. The Economist's 1843 magazine visits an exhibition that puts their partnership in the spotlight
"24.03.2017 17:10:48" economist.com Disney has drawn only an outline for gay characters There is still colour to be added To the outrage of many, “Beauty and the Beast” features the first “exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie”. Censors seem to forget that “gay moments” are strewn throughout the canon
"24.03.2017 17:04:31" Timeline Photos A local resident wades through floodwater on a street in the "El Indio" settlement on the outskirts of Piura, in northern Peru, March 23rd 2017. �The El Nino climate phenomenon is causing muddy rivers to overflow along the entire Peruvian coast, isolating
"24.03.2017 16:35:31" economist.com China's growing clout in international economic affairs As America retreats, China advances It might seem that China has little interest in filling any gaps America might leave in the old multilateral system. But its relationships with the incumbent international financial institutions has been warming
"24.03.2017 16:12:35" Clean energy's dirty secret Renewables have turned the world of utilities upside down. Henry Tricks, our energy and commodities editor, answered some of your questions about clean energy
"24.03.2017 15:56:42" Timeline Photos Uniting the thrones of England and Scotland, James Stuart became King James VI and I on March 24th 1603
"24.03.2017 15:22:53" Amazon's empire Our global cover this week examines the extraordinary expectations surrounding Amazon. Never before has a company been worth so much for so long while making so little money. If it fulfils its ambitions, it may attract the attention of an even stronger
"24.03.2017 15:20:24" Timeline Photos Our quote of the day is from British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge
"24.03.2017 15:01:20" A journey to the furthest depths of the deep ocean Scientists are in a race to plunge deeper under the ocean than ever before, and to explore the last great unknown—the deep sea
"24.03.2017 14:44:02" Timeline Photos Style tip of the day
"24.03.2017 14:20:00" The Forrest Gump of South Beach, Miami He's been called the Forrest Gump of Miami. Raven has run an eight-mile stretch of South Beach, every single day, since 1975
"24.03.2017 14:19:02" economist.com Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is a study in futility and self-harm Yemen's war enters its third bloody year Of 27m Yemenis, 7m are going hungry and 3m have fled their homes
"24.03.2017 13:41:05" Timeline Photos This week's cartoon from KAL
"24.03.2017 12:59:15" acast.com The Economist asks Tony Blair: Is Article 50 reversible? Trigger warning "'Brexit means Brexit' is now a phrase meant to shut down debate, so people no longer question whether Brexit is actually worth the cost and so it becomes Brexit at any cost"
"24.03.2017 12:38:02" Timeline Photos Jules Verne is among the most-translated authors in world literature. He died on March 24th 1905
"24.03.2017 12:30:00" Amazon on the rise Amazon accounts for more than half of every dollar spent online in America. Is there anything that could threaten its empire?
"24.03.2017 11:59:39" economist.com A truer picture of Elizabeth I Elizabeth I died on March 24th 1603 She has been painted as the defiant Gloriana of Spenserian epic, uniting the land in religion and peace, and the mercurial crone lusting after her younger courtiers. Neither is true
"24.03.2017 09:27:13" economist.com But for basic slip-ups the Bangladesh Bank thieves could have stolen $1bn The Bangladesh Bank heist Most of the stolen $101m has yet to be retrieved and the masterminds are yet to be identified. But the sophistication and international nature of the crime is clear
"24.03.2017 08:40:29" economist.com Australians spend more on gambling than people anywhere else Fact of the day The biggest losers
"24.03.2017 07:58:23" economist.com “Temporary People” is not an easy novel; in fact it is eviscerating The United Arab Emirates' non-citizen workers inspire a troubling novel In the United Arab Emirates, “temporary” lives come cheap. Each night, the bodies of those who have fallen from their perches are stuck back together “with duct tape or some good glue”
"24.03.2017 07:15:57" economist.com David Goodhart makes a case for “decent populism” The new political divide, and a plan to close it There is little evidence that it will act as a bulwark against nastier variants
"24.03.2017 06:34:40" economist.com Cutting aid and diplomacy will make America weaker Donald Trump's foreign policy will deliver the opposite of what it promises No doubt some of the money spent on aid and diplomacy is wasted. But these account for only 1% of federal expenditure, and cutting them could do great harm
"24.03.2017 05:53:45" economist.com “Life” owes much of its existence to other films “Alien” (1979) and “Gravity” (2013) form essential parts of its DNA Depending on how charitable you're feeling, this space-bound monster movie is either a loving homage to “Alien” or a blatant rip-off
"24.03.2017 05:12:10" economist.com Strategies for traditional conservatives Fight or flight? Two new books by conservatives see liberalism triumphant. One counsels retreat; the other, renewal
"24.03.2017 04:33:03" 1843magazine.com Compulsory exercise has killed a Thai civil servant The junta's new health policy Every Wednesday afternoon Thailand's bureaucrats have to spend an hour and a half doing yoga or playing sport. The prime minister—who leads the workouts himself—says it will make the nation healthier, but is there an ulterior motive? From The Economist's
"24.03.2017 03:56:33" economist.com Water is scarce because it is badly managed From the archive The World Resources Institute, a think-tank, ranked 167 countries, and found that 33 face extremely high water stress by 2040
"24.03.2017 03:15:35" 1843magazine.com Why hacker clichés are a cyber crime "You Are Wanted" reviewed As Amazon's disappointing new series demonstrates, film-makers appear to have a spectacular lack of interest in what computer programming actually looks like. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"24.03.2017 02:36:01" economist.com India's government is desperate to avoid returning property to Muslims The son grew up in India and never lost Indian citizenship The government has changed the law in order to avoid returning property confiscated from the former Rajah of Mahmudabad to his sole heir, who is an Indian citizen
"24.03.2017 01:55:30" economist.com INTERACTIVE: Which country gives the most foreign aid? From the archive Japan topped the table in 2014, sending development aid to 141 countries and territories. America, which gave the most money overall, was second, with 132 beneficiaries
"24.03.2017 01:14:55" economist.com The cult of extreme physical endurance among corporate executives From the archive Bob Iger of Disney reportedly rises at 4.30am; Tim Cook of Apple is in the gym at 5am. But working around the clock is probably a sign that you are incapable of delegating, not that you are an invincible hero
"24.03.2017 00:29:55" economist.com Measuring the cost of living worldwide Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings Singapore retains its title as the world's most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year
"23.03.2017 23:52:51" economist.com Rivals to an aggressively expansionist Amazon settle for mediocrity at their peril To fend off Amazon, you have to reward customers Amazon's investments in retail, computing and entertainment have forced other industries to improve, to the benefit of their customers
"23.03.2017 23:07:06" acast.com What is going on with Uber? The ride-sharing company's trail of woes With the #deleteuber campaign, sexual harassment allegations and the departure of its president Jeff Jones, it seems Uber is in turmoil. We assess how much trouble the company is in. From our podcast, Babbage
"23.03.2017 22:30:26" economist.com A “big grey cloud” hangs over Donald Trump and his administration A slice of the country hears that the president is the victim of government surveillance FBI director James Comey's hearing did not clarify much. But the grey cloud of suspicion still matters
"23.03.2017 22:20:00" A crucial vote on health care Why a “yes” vote on the American Health Care Act would not be the end of the matter
"23.03.2017 22:03:01" economist.com New European payments regulation has the potential to shake up banks Payments in Europe Apps could warn account-holders if they spend more than a predetermined amount or even nudge them to save more. Customers need barely to ever interact with their bank
"23.03.2017 21:44:03" Timeline Photos A mystic Shinto swing-fire festival is held to mark the arrival of spring at the Aso-jinja shrine in Aso, Kumamoto, Japan on March 22nd 2017. Credit: Credit: Getty Images/The Asahi Shimbun
"23.03.2017 21:22:06" economist.com A new survey shows that Remainers and Leavers favour free trade most of all Brexit: Not so hard but not so easy The British public disagrees over Brexit, but agrees that the hard options are less appealing
"23.03.2017 21:05:04" economist.com In the Middle East, Russia is reasserting its power "Like it or not, now you can't do without Russia in the Middle East" Using bombs and diplomacy alike, Russia is blocking regime change and reinforcing its status as a global power
"23.03.2017 21:05:02" economist.com Martin McGuinness's funeral in Northern Ireland recalls religion's power to divide and unite In the annals of a city with a rich and chequered religious history, this was a most unusual Catholic funeral Religion gives people in Northern Ireland a language in which they speak to one another across barriers which might otherwise be unbridgeable
"23.03.2017 21:00:00" Discovering the secrets of Osaka's fish market Discovering the secrets of Osaka's fish market
"23.03.2017 20:57:03" economist.com The future of the European Union What is really needed is a creative rethink of the entire European project As it marks its 60th birthday, the European Union is in poor shape. It needs more flexibility to rejuvenate itself
"23.03.2017 20:47:04" economist.com New European rules will open up retail banking Open banking The dangers to privacy and security are outweighed by the benefits
"23.03.2017 20:43:22" economist.com The rise of "donor-advised funds" may be as much about tax as charity Philanthropy In a survey by Fidelity in 2015, 90% of donors named the fact that tax benefits can be booked in the year of the donation, even though the ultimate beneficiary may not yet have been chosen, as the main reason for starting a donor-advised fund
"23.03.2017 20:00:22" economist.com Neil Gorsuch is a very different kind of conservative to Antonin Scalia Medieval theology could influence the court in the 21st century The Supreme Court nominee has drawn on the idea that “human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable” to argue against assisted suicide and euthanasia. His past work also hints that he could reconsider Roe v Wade
"23.03.2017 19:47:04" learnmore.economist.com Why lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women Free Exchange Lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women, while gay men, on average, earn less then their straight counterparts. Why?
"23.03.2017 19:28:05" economist.com Terrorist atrocities in western Europe Britain has suffered its worst terrorist attack since 2005 While every attack is devastating, terrorism is not as consistently deadly as it was in the 1970s and 1980s
"23.03.2017 19:24:27" instagram.com Instagram post by The Economist • Mar 23, 2017 at 5:47pm UTC 543 Likes, 7 Comments - The Economist (@theeconomist) on Instagram: “A model in a wheelchair showcases a creation during the catwalk show for the NP Open World…” A model in a wheelchair showcases a creation during the catwalk show for the NP Open World collection at Moscow Fashion Week, Russia on March 23rd 2017. Open World is a non-profit partnership promoting integration for people with disabilities. Credit:
"23.03.2017 19:00:28" economist.com Can Europe be saved? If it is to survive, the European Union must become a lot more flexible The European Union achieved success on a scale its founders could barely have imagined. However, the project is in big trouble
"23.03.2017 18:59:06" economist.com Brazil's biggest meat producers are accused of bribing health inspectors to ignore grubby practices The damage to reputations may take a long time to repair China and Chile have barred all Brazilian meat from crossing their borders until further notice
"23.03.2017 18:30:15" 1843magazine.com Antarctica: the world's coolest holiday destination From the archive "Seduced by the romance, I had come box-ticking to the seventh continent, assuming the sheer act of getting there was enough to ensure some kind of sublime experience. It wasn't, until I walked near Elephant's Head..." The Economist's 1843 magazine
"23.03.2017 17:47:16" economist.com Amazon's success will bring it into conflict with an even stronger beast Could Amazon become a new kind of utility? Amazon is becoming more reminiscent of a conglomerate than a retailer. Our editorial this week
"23.03.2017 17:27:25" Talking about personal moments of pride and prejudice Host Amy Lamé is live with Robyn Exton, founder of Her - The App for LGBTQ Women, Bisi Alimi, an LGBT activist from Nigeria, Rikki Beadle-Blair, an artist and activist, and Jonathan Cooper, a human rights lawyer to discuss their personal moments of LGBT
"23.03.2017 17:15:27" 1843magazine.com The books you need to read this spring Picasso's muse and a Middle Eastern love story The Economist's 1843 magazine rounds up the best new literary releases, including a novel that was banned by the Israeli government about a relationship between an Israeli student and a Palestinian artist
"23.03.2017 17:00:12" The unseen driver of populism Populism is driven by claims of ordinary people being left behind while elites get richer. But who, or rather what, is really the unseen driver of this global trend?
"23.03.2017 16:46:22" economist.com How Republicans in Iowa are using their new strength Lawmakers are bringing in sweeping public policy changes Republicans are moving the once reliably moderate state in a sharply conservative direction
"23.03.2017 16:10:11" economist.com Science is getting to grips with ways to slow ageing The fight to cheat death is hotting up A drug that makes senescent cells die seems to have an overall anti-ageing effect in mice, a study released today shows. We explained last year why such "senolytic" drugs might be helpful in the fight to slow ageing
"23.03.2017 16:03:03" economist.com Economic shocks are more likely to be lethal in America Free Exchange A likely root cause for the despair is the absence of a safety net for large swathes of Americans, particularly in health care. Broader social insurance is also lacking
"23.03.2017 15:27:19" learnmore.economist.com How same-sex couples have children From the archive A growing number of gay and lesbian couples are doing what typical married couples do: settling down and starting a family. Some adopt while others have their own biological children. How do they do the latter?
"23.03.2017 14:42:00" economist.com America's prison labour is a billion-dollar industry Fact of the day Most convicted inmates either work for nothing or for pennies at menial tasks that seem unlikely to boost their job prospects
"23.03.2017 14:03:42" economist.com A car and a kitchen knife were all that was needed to bring terror to London Britain's counter-terrorism police claim to have thwarted 13 plots since 2013 It was Britain's worst terrorist attack since 2005
"23.03.2017 14:00:00" The deep ocean: Earth's final frontier The ocean covers 70% of our planet. The deep-sea floor is a realm that is largely unexplored, but cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to go deeper than ever before
"23.03.2017 13:37:08" learnmore.economist.com The gay divide From the archive Victories for gay rights in some parts of the world have provoked a backlash elsewhere
"23.03.2017 13:01:44" economist.com Man's imaginative accomplishments Imagination is what makes humans exceptional, says an American anthropologist A new book argues that imagination is what makes humans exceptional. A species that, uniquely, ponders its own exceptionality will surely be fascinated by it
"23.03.2017 12:25:21" economist.com 17 "fast radio bursts" have been recorded. What causes them? They may be generated by radio transmitters designed to push alien spaceships around They may, just possibly, be signs of aliens
"23.03.2017 11:59:00" The deep ocean: Earth's final frontier The deep ocean is the final frontier on planet Earth
"23.03.2017 11:48:16" Timeline Photos Our quote of the day is from actress Elizabeth Taylor
"23.03.2017 11:30:00" A crucial vote on health care The congressional vote on the American Health Care Act is a crucial test for Donald Trump
"23.03.2017 11:08:23" economist.com Elizabeth Taylor's stardom came at a price She died on March 23rd 2011 Chronically shy, she always wished to hide—behind clouds of her own perfume, pills, booze, food, jewels or the brash character of the “broad” or the “dame”
"23.03.2017 10:32:47" economist.com The decline of bees From the archive Reports of bee die-offs have become more frequent and more alarming in recent years. What does this mean for humanity?
"23.03.2017 09:54:08" learnmore.economist.com Live from London and New York Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice, our event on the business case for LGBT diversity and inclusion is now live. Featuring Michelle Bachelet Jeria, president of Chile, and Amber Heard, actress
"23.03.2017 09:37:14" economist.com Exiting the single aviation market will probably force airlines to move jobs out of Britain Jobs on both sides of the channel are at risk if barriers to air travel are erected Membership of the single aviation area has brought huge benefits; leaving it without securing a comparable agreement would hurt both sides. It is time for some common sense
"23.03.2017 09:01:30" espresso.economist.com Record numbers of people are moving to New Zealand Expect migration to feature prominently in this year's election There are about six sheep for every person in New Zealand. But as its ovine population falls, the human one, currently at 4.8m, is growing
"23.03.2017 08:26:02" economist.com Measuring the cost of living worldwide Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings Asia now hosts five out of the six most expensive cities in the world
"23.03.2017 08:00:00" The unseen driver of populism Why is populism so popular?
"23.03.2017 07:47:19" economist.com The lessons that Nordic countries can teach the world From the archive Norway has been named the happiest country on Earth, toppling its neighbour, Denmark. What's the secret to the Nordic nations' success?
"23.03.2017 07:11:40" 1843magazine.com Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed the business suit His taste in suits is as disturbing as the Great Wall of Mexico Unlike his political spirit-cousin Silvio Berlusconi, Trump has a cavalier disregard for fit, says The Economist's 1843 magazine. His cartoonish Eighties power suits will turn a generation off top-to-toe tailoring for good
"23.03.2017 04:27:31" economist.com The musical instrument uniting a divided Middle East Oud music is at it most popular and most innovative War and extremism have forced some musicians to stop playing. But the oud continues to charm audiences throughout the Arab world
"23.03.2017 04:00:00" Discovering the secrets of Osaka's fish market Japanese sushi chef Tatsuo Kai rises at 4am to catch the prime cuts at Osaka's fish market
"23.03.2017 03:47:17" economist.com What's gone wrong with democracy? By 2000 Freedom House classified 120 countries as democracies Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?
"23.03.2017 03:03:46" economist.com When not to listen to your generals From the archive Leaders at one remove from the military establishment are often quicker than generals at sensing when a historic sea-change has occurred
"23.03.2017 02:24:36" economist.com The psychology and economics of pop culture The magic of making hits Consumers crave “familiar surprises”, and the evidence for people's response to recognition is everywhere. The Star Wars franchise, for example, is an amalgam of characters and themes from older films
"23.03.2017 01:43:58" economist.com How Hong Kong picks its chief executives Carefully weighted committees do the work of choosing leaders for the people On March 26th just 1,194 people will be given a ballot paper. Why do so few people get to vote?
"23.03.2017 01:05:44" economist.com The lonely life of Elizabeth Bishop Beneath Bishop's prim veneer of control was a rich, turbulent personality A biography at last illuminates one of America's finest, and most elusive, poets
"23.03.2017 00:22:55" economist.com Emmanuel Macron holds his own in presidential debate The debate was Macron's first clash with the isolationist, anti-immigrant Marine Le Pen The stakes in this debate were highest for Emmanuel Macron. He left his supporters reassured
"22.03.2017 23:44:22" economist.com Brexit: Not so hard but not so easy The British public disagrees on what Brexit should be, but agrees that the hard options are less appealing A new survey shows that Remainers and Leavers favour free trade most of all
"22.03.2017 23:00:33" acast.com How Amazon got to be the fifth most valuable company in the world A most unusual company Amazon accounts for more than half of every new dollar spent online in the United States. What explains the company's success? From our podcast, Money talks
"22.03.2017 22:32:10" economist.com A French woman can safely drink twice as much alcohol as her Swedish sister, say official guidelines From the archive How much is too much? There isn't a whole lot of agreement when it comes to guidelines for low-risk alcohol consumption
"22.03.2017 22:00:00" Timeline Photos An Afghan man riding a donkey sells balloons in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 21st 2017. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani
"22.03.2017 22:00:00" Self-driving trucks will change the very face of America's eco... What will become of truck drivers when they aren't needed to drive trucks?
"22.03.2017 21:56:50" learnmore.economist.com The gay writers who changed America From the archive Before gay people could band together against discrimination, they first had to know, in the 20th century's closeted and fearful middle years, that there were other gay people to band together with. And the way they discovered that was through literature
"22.03.2017 21:19:11" 1843magazine.com Will this hyper-connected car get millennials driving? Lynk & Co is trying to break Europe and America China has given much to the West: gunpowder, moveable type and dim sum. But its innovations in automobility have been less enthusiastically adopted. Will Lynk & Co succeed where others have failed? From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"22.03.2017 20:38:47" economist.com Neither side will win if Britain exits the Single Aviation Market Jobs on both sides of the channel are at risk if barriers to air travel are erected Millions of EU27 jobs depend on vacationing Brits. It will be a brave minister who would jeopardise that by making travel between Britain and the EU27 more difficult
"22.03.2017 19:58:53" 1843magazine.com An increasing number of men are having affairs...with their bicycles From the archive The freedom of the open road has long appealed to men of a certain age. But instead of buying a sports car or motorbike, more and more are turning to long-distance cycling. The confessions of a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra), from The Economist's 1843
"22.03.2017 19:58:39" Weed killer Paranoia is hitting investors in pot companies due to the possibility that federal cannabis laws might be more strictly enforced under Trump
"22.03.2017 19:15:04" economist.com Travellers may face longer airport lines and fewer rail options under the president's proposed budget cuts Airport security, rural flights and rail services face tough times Visiting rural areas could become more complicated. Getting to Michigan's expansive Upper Peninsula, for example, could require an eight-hour drive from a larger airport
"22.03.2017 19:00:00" Water fight in California Managing California's drought-striken water supply is a precarious balancing act
"22.03.2017 18:33:09" economist.com Bosses' pay in the rich world is not a fix. But it is flawed From the archive The average FTSE 100 CEO earns 386 times the national living wage, according to a new report. The system is not rigged, but neither is it fair
"22.03.2017 18:22:44" Photos from The Economist's post #WorldWaterDay aims to raise awareness of the global crisis of contaminated water, facing 1.8bn people worldwide. We've collected some of the most striking images of the crisis
"22.03.2017 18:00:24" economist.com Banning large electronic devices on flights from the Arab world is prejudicial and ineffectual All devices larger than a mobile phone must be checked in under the new rules As long as the measure is applied inconsistently around the world, neither the global air transport infrastructure nor America's skies can be presumed to be safe
"22.03.2017 17:31:21" learnmore.economist.com How homosexuality, widespread in the animal kingdom, may have evolved From the archive Homosexuality has been recorded in some 1,500 species so far
"22.03.2017 17:30:00" economist.com A Brazilian meat scandal damages the country's two global producers Chile, China and the EU have banned some or all of the country's meat Some of Brazil's biggest meat producers are accused of bribing health inspectors to turn a blind eye to repackaging beef past its sell-by date and overuse of potentially harmful additives
"22.03.2017 16:53:58" economist.com Westminster is in lockdown following an apparent terrorist attack MPs remain locked up in the House of Commons Scotland Yard said the attack in Westminster is being treated “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise”
"22.03.2017 16:46:07" economist.com The prospect of water wars is far from fanciful Liquidity crisis As water becomes ever more scant the world needs to conserve it, use it more efficiently and establish clear rights over who owns the stuff
"22.03.2017 16:25:58" To mark #WorldWaterDay, our word of the day is "solastalgia"
"22.03.2017 16:07:11" economist.com Goethe was a complex writer who defied full comprehension The “giant of Weimar” died on March 22nd 1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe—poet, painter, dramatist, biologist and master of the erotic arts—died on March 22nd 1832. He worked away at “Faust”, on and off, for around 60 years; the piece is widely held in near-mystical awe
"22.03.2017 15:28:07" economist.com Finite, vital, much wanted, little understood, water looks unmanageable For want of a drink It needn't be. Our special report on water from 2010
"22.03.2017 15:00:53" Arianna Huffington on the media Arianna Huffington discusses the relationship between populism and the media
"22.03.2017 15:00:47" Timeline Photos The photographer's story: As part of a project to mark World Water Day, photographer Dusan Stojancevic captured images of Cambodians inside water droplets to show the impressive strides the country has made in bringing clean water to its population. Since
"22.03.2017 14:46:21" 1843magazine.com Architects in Stalin's Russia had to adapt or die In pictures: the Moscow that might have been A new exhibition shows how idealistic architects reimagined Moscow after the revolution, and how Stalinism shattered modernist dreams. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"22.03.2017 14:03:26" espresso.economist.com Economic growth is not the only way to measure human development Rwanda made the greatest strides from 1990 to 2015 As Bobby Kennedy, an American senator, once noted, GDP “measures everything…except that which makes life worthwhile”
"22.03.2017 13:22:47" 1843magazine.com Fashion should be fun. Stop taking it so seriously How not to talk about clothes Can a perfume really be "legendary"? Is a pair of shoes really an "investment"? The Economist's 1843 magazine tackles the linguistic pomposity of fashion
"22.03.2017 12:43:55" economist.com What is the point of the Arab League? From the archive Too paralysed by sectarian and regional differences, it has stood by as its members were engulfed by war. It was founded in Egypt on March 22nd 1945
"22.03.2017 12:07:31" economist.com Warfare helps to explain why American welfare is different Fact of the day America is the only rich country that doesn't provide some form of health care for all its people
"22.03.2017 12:00:00" Self-driving trucks will change the very face of America's eco... Trucking is the biggest job sector in 29 American states. But what will become of truck drivers when they aren't needed to drive trucks?
"22.03.2017 11:29:10" economist.com Has cash outlived its usefulness? From the archive Why a growing number of economists are now calling for cash to be phased out
"22.03.2017 10:51:59" Timeline Photos Our quote of the day is from German writer and statesman Johann Goethe
"22.03.2017 10:50:00" Water fight in California California's five-year drought is a divisive issue. We spoke to a fisherman and a farmer to see both sides
"22.03.2017 10:09:52" espresso.economist.com The state of Islamic State The Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State convenes today in Washington IS once held more than one-third of Iraq, but it has been driven out of almost all its territory. In Syria their situation looks nearly as dire
"22.03.2017 09:29:38" economist.com The best books about water From the archive To mark World Water Day, here are some books to tuck into to learn more about the problem of scarce water
"22.03.2017 08:48:38" economist.com Water is scarce because it is badly managed From the archive The World Resources Institute, a think-tank, ranked 167 countries, and found that 33 face extremely high water stress by 2040
"22.03.2017 08:05:34" economist.com A big step towards an artificial yeast genome Success would usher in true genetic engineering Genetically modified yeasts already make vaccines, drugs and speciality chemicals. A new technique means that it will be possible to design completely new yeasts, and the range of products will widen
"22.03.2017 07:23:02" economist.com How one store became a symbol of what's wrong with America's gun laws “Your friendly neighbourhood gun shop” From 2009 to 2013, more than 1,500 guns found at crime scenes in Chicago were traced to Chuck's gun store. The average number traced to other gun-dealers in the area? Three
"22.03.2017 06:41:33" economist.com The new Argentina prepares for an electoral test October's mid-term election will be a symbolic referendum on Mauricio Macri's government Though Mauricio Macri has worked to repair the damage inflicted by his Peronist predecessors, many Argentines do not yet feel the benefits. Can his government avoid seeming like a parenthesis in a populist country?
"22.03.2017 06:00:00" Arianna Huffington on the media What is the role of journalism in a world where declining trust discredits traditional media as "fake news"?
"22.03.2017 05:59:35" economist.com Disney has drawn only an outline for gay characters There is still colour to be added To the outrage of many, “Beauty and the Beast” features the first “exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie”. Censors seem to forget that “gay moments” are strewn throughout the canon
"22.03.2017 05:19:27" economist.com Thousands of victims of Sri Lanka's civil war remain unaccounted for And many rebels are unrepentant No one knows precisely how many died or were disappeared in the war
"22.03.2017 04:41:48" economist.com Australia has 197,000 electronic slot machines—one for every 114 people According to an old saying, Australians would bet on two flies walking up a wall The average adult lost $990 in 2016. The pokies account for over half of annual losses
"22.03.2017 04:06:18" economist.com What made Chuck Berry stand out was that he was, first and foremost, a storyteller Remembering a music icon He grew up with the verbose sophistication of the Great American Songbook and the belief that the mark of a true songwriter was a penchant for words, for entertaining a radio audience through imagination
"22.03.2017 02:52:07" economist.com Why are drug prices in America so high? The Economist explains The simple answer is because they can. In America companies set whatever official price they like. From the archive
"22.03.2017 02:11:15" economist.com Can Saudi Arabia keep its women? Saudi women who deserting their country Many women are fed up with being treated like children—some even jump ship on family trips abroad
"22.03.2017 01:33:46" They are fed up with being treated like children
"22.03.2017 00:49:03" economist.com Imagination is what makes humans exceptional, says an American anthropologist Inside your head Of the millions of animal species on Earth, only one has built a spaceship and flown to the Moon
"22.03.2017 00:11:18" economist.com Why health care in America is unique among rich countries It's partly a question of philosophy, but also a question of history America is alone in the rich world in not arranging for its government to provide some form of health care for all its people
"21.03.2017 23:45:00" The automated delivery race to send drones and robots to you The delivery robots are coming
"21.03.2017 23:29:02" economist.com Yellow fever is bad for people. For wild primates, it can be catastrophic Yellow fever is a mosquito-transmitted viral infection It is easy to think of yellow fever as being just a human disease, but other primates can catch it, too—and New World monkeys suffer particularly badly
"21.03.2017 23:06:09" learnmore.economist.com Apple's boss left the closet, but being gay at work is still a struggle From the archive Though employment policies, such as providing medical benefits to gay partners, are changing rapidly, corporate cultures evolve slowly
"21.03.2017 23:02:22" economist.com Measuring the cost of living worldwide Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings Asia now hosts five out of the six most expensive cities in the world
"21.03.2017 22:45:00" What if everyone had a personal drone? What if everyone had a personal drone?
"21.03.2017 22:23:45" economist.com Forget the cool kids. Now geeks shape new products and services From the archive Nerds are a powerful commercial force, but many of them harbour disdain for big brands and overt marketing. Firms will have to try hard to send a cool, coded message
"21.03.2017 22:03:38" Credible evidence After Trump's tweets about presidential wiretapping, our U.S editor, John Prideaux, maintains that accusations asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
"21.03.2017 21:44:12" economist.com Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts would have serious implications for travellers Airport security, rural flights and rail services face tough times The budget could cripple rail transit systems, such as Washington, DC's Metro, the nation's second-largest rapid transit network
"21.03.2017 21:05:22" Prison labour: America's billion-dollar industry
"21.03.2017 21:00:12" 1843magazine.com Too little daylight may do damage to your health From the archive We have been slow to recognise the link between light and health. But research suggests it looms as large in our well-being as sleep. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"21.03.2017 20:35:32" economist.com Grim employment prospects for young people around the world From the archive Young people with jobs are now at greater risk of living in poverty than the elderly in some rich countries
"21.03.2017 20:30:00" Kal draws... Poor impulse control As president, Donald Trump needs to think twice before speaking. But can he?
"21.03.2017 20:26:06" Permanent village As enthusiastic host cities diminish, is it time for the Olympics to seek a permanent village?
"21.03.2017 20:00:22" economist.com The new boss of African football wants to clear out the rot Cleaning up the game It might be a long shot
"21.03.2017 20:00:22" economist.com South Africa's love-affair with Russia Old ties from the days of struggle are being renewed Vladimir Putin may frighten some countries, but Russia gives many South Africans a warm and fuzzy feeling
"21.03.2017 20:00:20" 1843magazine.com Snapchat's sunglasses are recording you But they're not invading your privacy Snapchat Spectacles are a set of sunglasses with a built-in camera that can record video in ten-second bursts. Will they be able to avoid the kind of backlash triggered by Google Glass? From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"21.03.2017 19:53:05" economist.com South Korea complains about unfair treatment by China China has closed stores belonging to Lotte Group, a South Korean multinational South Korean officials told the WTO that China is punishing the country economically for hosting THAAD, an American missile-defence system
"21.03.2017 19:44:25" economist.com Mental illness is a better predictor of misery than poverty is A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad Researchers conclude that, in rich countries at least, investing in care for mental illness provided the best return (as measured by happiness gains) on public expenditure
"21.03.2017 19:19:03" Lethal drone strikes New rules for US drone strikes mean that if anything should go wrong, it won't be the President's fault
"21.03.2017 19:00:20" economist.com America restricts large electronic devices on all flights from the Arab world Officials seem to be acting on specific intelligence As time drags on, this ban should either be extended to all countries, or allowed to expire. Anything else would be prejudicial and ineffectual
"21.03.2017 18:57:09" theworldin.com A fluid approach to gender is sweeping the world Pick and Mx Jamie Shupe could in 2017 become the first American to be issued with a passport with neither an M for male nor an F for female. In 2017 and beyond, activists in America and elsewhere will push for states to recognise their right to describe themselves as
"21.03.2017 18:42:05" economist.com A marathon television debate marks the real start to France's presidential campaign The presidential campaign has now begun in earnest The televised debate was a preview of the increasingly likely second-round match-up between the pro-EU, socially liberal Mr Macron, and the isolationist, anti-immigrant Ms Le Pen
"21.03.2017 18:39:06" economist.com Can business travellers be persuaded to take cheaper flights? From the archive When a company is footing the bill, the temptation is to spend more on flights and accommodation than is needed. One startup thinks it has a solution
"21.03.2017 18:02:09" espresso.economist.com Turkey has jailed more journalists than anywhere else Many of those on trial or in prison are Kurds In the wake of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last summer, the number of Turkish journalists behind bars has swelled to over 150
"21.03.2017 17:23:03" economist.com Is Donald Trump mulling a new approach in relations with China? Unusually common approach Rex Tillerson appeared to hint at this during his first visit to Beijing as America's secretary of state. Whether such a deal is really possible is a different matter
"21.03.2017 17:04:07" learnmore.economist.com On the face of it, the corporate world has embraced gay rights with enthusiasm From the archive Look beyond the welcome signs, however, and the picture is not so good
"21.03.2017 17:00:00" What if everyone had a personal drone? Our cartoonist KAL wonders: what if everyone had their own drone?
"21.03.2017 16:30:13" economist.com Poetry has always occupied an ambivalent space in society March 21st is World Poetry Day Ben Lerner, a poet himself, has an uneasy relationship with the form. He argues that people enjoy pronouncing upon the abstract powers and possibilities of poetry more than they actually like to sit down and read it
"21.03.2017 16:23:07" 1843magazine.com Marine Le Pen believes history is on her side The brutal beginnings of the leader of Europe's nationalist revival Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front in France, is unlikely to win the presidential election. But she believes that her struggle is a long one. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"21.03.2017 15:42:36" The origins of the word "poetry" To celebrate #WorldPoetryDay, we've taken a closer look at the word "poetry"
"21.03.2017 15:38:01" espresso.economist.com Record numbers of people are moving to New Zealand Expect migration to feature prominently in this year's election There are about six sheep for every person in New Zealand. But as its ovine population falls, the human one, currently at 4.8m, is growing
"21.03.2017 15:15:00" The automated delivery race to send drones and robots to you Drones may soon be delivering online shopping and fast-food orders to your doorstep
"21.03.2017 14:53:08" economist.com Want to be an intern at The Economist's lifestyle and culture magazine? This paid position begins on May 2nd at our London office Looking for paid work this spring?
"21.03.2017 14:41:11" Timeline Photos Style tip of the day
"21.03.2017 14:39:06" economist.com The ecological impact of spiders Fact of the day Collectively, these arachnids consume between 400m and 800m tonnes of animal prey every year. For comparison, somewhere between 400m and 500m tonnes is the total mass of human beings now alive on Earth
"21.03.2017 14:11:58" economist.com Chinua Achebe, hailed “the father of modern African writing” The writer died on March 21st 2013 Literature, Chinua Achebe liked to say, was his weapon. He railed against European portrayals of Africa, inspired a generation of writers to find their own voices and was unafraid to upset the powers that be
"21.03.2017 13:28:15" Timeline Photos Our quote of the day is from English poet Robert Southey
"21.03.2017 12:48:10" economist.com Why do Republicans seem more focused on the source of the leaks than Donald Trump's ties to Russia? Why the what-about-ism? The Republican focus on the leaks only makes sense in a world where no matter what the question, the answer is always criminal behaviour by President Obama and his cronies
"21.03.2017 12:33:01" Kal draws... Poor impulse control Can President Trump control his impulses? Our cartoonist Kal gives us his take
"21.03.2017 12:12:57" Timeline Photos A security guard walks beneath floating umbrella decorations in Rawang near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 19th 2017 (Credit:AP/Daniel Chan)
"21.03.2017 11:32:52" economist.com What makes investing in Nigeria so attractive? The demand for Nigerian debt Nigerian bonds are proving hugely popular with investors who are cheered by efforts to reduce opportunities for sleaze. They also like measures to end wasteful fuel subsidies and improve tax collection
"21.03.2017 10:55:05" economist.com Johann Sebastian Bach represents some of humankind's finest achievements He was born on March 21st 1685 Many say he was the greatest composer who ever lived
"21.03.2017 10:17:19" 1843magazine.com Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed the business suit His taste in suits is as disturbing as the Great Wall of Mexico Unlike his political spirit-cousin Silvio Berlusconi, Trump has a cavalier disregard for fit, says The Economist's 1843 magazine. His cartoonish Eighties power suits will turn a generation off top-to-toe tailoring for good
"21.03.2017 08:58:00" economist.com Obituary: Martin McGuinness died on March 21st The means to the end The IRA terrorist turned power-sharing first minister of Northern Ireland was 66
"21.03.2017 07:39:56" economist.com Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died, aged 66 His resignation pitched the country into crisis; his death is a heavy blow In our report of Mr Guinness's resignation from Belfast's government in January, we wrote that “his authority and charisma have been valuable in assuring republicans that it is worth keeping Stormont going. And he has built bridges with unionists, too”
"21.03.2017 07:03:03" economist.com Measures to placate Sri Lanka's Tamil minority are stalling Still riven The ruling coalition includes chauvinist Sinhalese with scant interest in moving forward
"21.03.2017 06:21:14" economist.com Plans to to tidy up Bangkok are hurting hearts and stomachs Local officials say that hawkers impede pedestrians, make a mess and attract vermin Unless there is a sudden and unlikely reprieve, vendors will no longer be able to sell food on Soi Thong Lo's pavements after April 17th
"21.03.2017 05:38:58" economist.com China is trying to squeeze South Korea, one pop star at a time Public anger against South Korea over THAAD is growing in China “K-pop” and TV dramas have huge Chinese followings. Now the government has an opportunity to push back against South Korea's “cultural infiltration”
"21.03.2017 04:57:19" economist.com India's government is desperate to avoid returning property to Muslims The son grew up in India and never lost Indian citizenship The government has changed the law in order to avoid returning property confiscated from the former Rajah of Mahmudabad to his sole heir, who is an Indian citizen
"21.03.2017 04:15:12" acast.com Will the future consist of open borders and a UBI for everyone? Money for nothing, visas for free On our Economist Asks Podcast, we talked to Rutger Bregman about his idea of a realistic utopia
"21.03.2017 03:34:43" economist.com Why Elizabeth Bishop makes a fascinating subject for a biographer A new biography sheds light on Elizabeth Bishop, one of America's finest poets She saw poetry as a way of “thinking with one's feelings”, but those feelings were often obscured, hidden within a parenthesis or written from the perspective of someone very different from herself
"21.03.2017 02:53:06" economist.com Prison labour: America's billion-dollar industry In Idaho, prisoners roast potatoes. In Kentucky, they sell cattle The share price for CoreCivic, the rebranded name of the Corrections Corporation of America, shot up by 43% in a single day after Donald Trump was elected, in anticipation of lucrative contracts to run immigration detention centres
"21.03.2017 02:11:48" 1843magazine.com Why hacker clichés are a cyber crime "You Are Wanted" reviewed As Amazon's disappointing new series demonstrates, film-makers appear to have a spectacular lack of interest in what computer programming actually looks like. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"21.03.2017 01:29:25" economist.com The battle for Libya's oil ports complicates an already chaotic war Suffering Libyans just want the fighting to stop Russia's involvement has some American officials drawing parallels with Putin's support for Bashar al-Assad in bloody Syria
"21.03.2017 00:44:53" economist.com The magic of making hits The psychology behind and economics of pop culture “Hits”—the things that get everybody talking—are based on three rules that rely on more than creative genius alone
"21.03.2017 00:04:02" economist.com How unexploded ordnance is cleared From the archive In Cambodia, a country infested with old mines, rats are being trained to sniff for explosives. With over 110m landmines littered around the world, all help is welcome
"21.03.2017 00:02:51" WNYC Radio Hosts Kai Wright and John Prideaux discuss revelations from FBI director James Comey in his congressional hearing. Join the conversation by calling us 844-745-TALK or tweeting us #IndivisbleRadio. John Prideaux, our US editor, is taking part in the national conversation about a changing America. What do you want to say?
"20.03.2017 23:21:16" economist.com A new study tries to unpick what makes us miserable What is the biggest determinant of misery? Mental illness is a better predictor of misery than poverty is
"20.03.2017 22:57:00" Which gender is happier? Which gender is happier? On International Happiness Day we ask people in New York City the big question
"20.03.2017 22:45:21" economist.com James Comey says the FBI is investigating possible links between Trump and Russia But the House intelligence committee's Republican members seem more interested in leaks Republicans suggested that the real issue the FBI and NSA should be focused on is the source of the leaks that resulted in Michael Flynn's firing. This makes little sense
"20.03.2017 22:38:03" learnmore.economist.com An AIDS vaccine is elusive, but treatment is getting better every day From the archive Scientists are moving away from the idea of a "cure" and are instead talking about "remission"
"20.03.2017 22:36:52" economist.com Billionaires are funding lots of grandiose plans. Welcome their ambition From the archive Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, proclaims that “the great unfinished task of the modern world is to turn death from a fact of life to a problem to be solved"
"20.03.2017 22:00:05" economist.com IAG enters the low-cost, long-haul market Aviation history is littered with those who tried and failed British Airways' parent firm confronts the challenge posed by transatlantic budget carriers
"20.03.2017 22:00:02" economist.com Rethinking foreign aid in the world's most fragile states A bold new experiment in statebuilding and peacekeeping The World Bank used to shun war zones. In the Central African Republic, it's trying to help before the shooting stops
"20.03.2017 21:32:07" economist.com Chuck Berry, rock's first singer-songwriter Remembering a music icon and storyteller Berry was a unique rock-n-roller, both showman and businessman. His break came when he recognised a popular trend and focused his imagination on how best to mythologise it
"20.03.2017 21:14:00" Not completely mad The noises in the night sky may come from alien transmitters designed to push spaceships through the universe. The theory is not completely mad
"20.03.2017 21:07:00" 1843magazine.com My journey to a Ugandan ghost town It's now home to American hippies On the trail of phantom Chinese investments in Africa, our correspondent stumbled upon a cult. A dispatch from Uganda for The Economist's 1843 magazine
"20.03.2017 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Villagers pose for selfies during traditional festivities to mark spring in Douzhai, Guizhou province, China on March 19th 2017. Credit: AFP
"20.03.2017 20:45:00" The Agenda: is globalisation a dirty word? With economic nationalism on the rise, globalisation has become a dirty word to some
"20.03.2017 20:30:44" 1843magazine.com Arabic calligraphy + western graffiti = calligraffiti A new art form is born In a run-down part of Cairo, a group of buildings have been daubed with seemingly random splodges of paint. From the right viewpoint, the patterns become a poem that celebrates the neighbourhood. The Economist's 1843 magazine meets the street artists of
"20.03.2017 19:59:07" economist.com What's the best way to provide foreign aid to fragile states? More bread for basket cases Cold, hard cash is better than food aid. Peacekeeping forces help, too
"20.03.2017 19:33:18" economist.com Which country is the most socially progressive? From the archive Finland is the most socially progressive country, according to a 2016 index. The US ranked 19th
"20.03.2017 19:26:07" economist.com Schooling, sex and segregation From the archive At American colleges, battles over faith, sex and sexual orientation have been raging harder and for much longer than in Britain
"20.03.2017 19:25:08" espresso.economist.com Senate confirmation hearings begin today for Neil Gorsuch At 49, he is seven years the junior of the youngest current member of the bench Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court could shape American law until the middle of the century
"20.03.2017 19:19:30" Finding ways out Women in Saudi Arabia are tired of being treated like children
"20.03.2017 19:00:00" instagram.com Instagram post by The Economist • Mar 20, 2017 at 5:09pm UTC 514 Likes, 6 Comments - The Economist (@theeconomist) on Instagram: “Today is the first day of spring, when the northern hemisphere begins to shrug off its winter coat…” Today is the first day of spring, when the northern hemisphere begins to shrug off its winter coat and welcomes longer days. Rain drops are pictured on a tree bloom in Kleinmachnow, Germany on March 20th 2017. Credit: AFP/Ralf Hirschberger
"20.03.2017 18:59:07" economist.com Some Saudi women are secretly deserting their country Farewell my guardian They are fed up with being treated like children
"20.03.2017 18:22:09" economist.com The lessons that Nordic countries can teach the world From the archive Norway has been named the happiest country on Earth, toppling its neighbour, Denmark. What's the secret to the Nordic nations' success?
"20.03.2017 18:09:01" In the northern hemisphere, today is the first day of spring. Our word of the day is "vernal"
"20.03.2017 17:50:00" Who will lead the world economy? President Trump's proposed budget would see huge cuts to America's spending abroad. Who will lead the world economy now that America appears to be turning inward?
"20.03.2017 17:43:06" economist.com Authors, avid for Ovid Ovid was born on this day in 43BC Publius Ovidius Naso was born on March 20th 43BC. An elegant, glittering and extravagant poet, his works have inspired Shakespeare, Dryden and Ted Hughes among others
"20.03.2017 17:36:10" learnmore.economist.com In many places attacking the rights of gay people can still be politically popular and useful From the archive The simultaneous advance of gay rights in the developed world and its retreat in some other places throws up difficult dilemmas for the West
"20.03.2017 17:22:06" economist.com Rex Tillerson talks of a “historic moment” in relations with China Unusually common language The State Department's acting head of Asian affairs said the new administration had not devised a term encapsulating American policy towards Asia, but she suggested it may no longer be called a “pivot”
"20.03.2017 16:58:12" 1843magazine.com How many children should you have? From the archive Is three the perfect number ("it's important to have a diversified portfolio") or is it more humane to have none at all? Six writers wrestle with one of life's most important questions. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"20.03.2017 16:36:32" economist.com Two questions senators should ask Neil Gorsuch about natural law The Supreme Court nominee's moral views seem closely tied to his jurisprudence The question of whether Neil Gorsuch would push his personal moral views on the public is of utmost concern
"20.03.2017 16:28:51" economist.com On the rise: The global economy enjoys a synchronised upswing Fact of the day Mr Trump's claims that he has magically jump-started job creation are sheer braggadocio
"20.03.2017 16:23:49" As video games improve and job prospects worsen, more young men are quitting their jobs to spend time in alternate realities. Our economics columnist Ryan Avent and correspondent Soumaya Keynes are taking your questions on the economics of escapism
"20.03.2017 15:43:43" economist.com Why did Theresa May delay Article 50? There was never going to be a perfect moment to invoke Article 50 Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on 29 March. Why was it delayed at the last minute?
"20.03.2017 15:08:02" Timeline Photos Playwright Henrik Ibsen—author of "A Doll's House", "Hedda Gabler" and "The Master Builder"—was born on March 20th 1828
"20.03.2017 14:26:51" Timeline Photos Our quote of the day is from John Lennon, on rock and roll icon Chuck Berry
"20.03.2017 14:00:00" The biggest moment of 2017: Donald Trump's inauguration It's been two months since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Has America's 45th president stuck to his campaign rhetoric?
"20.03.2017 13:49:26" economist.com For the first time since 2010, rich-world and developing economies will put on synchronised growth spurts The world economy The signs of recovery are encouraging. But can they be trusted?
"20.03.2017 13:06:25" espresso.economist.com The shocking choice for Uttar Pradesh's new chief minister has raised concerns Not least among Uttar Pradesh's 40m-strong Muslim minority Yogi Adityanath, a sharp-tongued, shaven-headed Hindu priest, has a long record of bigoted and inflammatory rhetoric
"20.03.2017 12:30:47" economist.com Why young Britons are committing fewer crimes Kids these days are more law-abiding than previous generations The number of youngsters aged between ten and 17 entering the criminal-justice system for the first time has tumbled, down by 84% since 2006
"20.03.2017 11:47:03" Timeline Photos Swimmers wearing mermaid tails rest during training sessions at a mermaid fitness group in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, March 16th (Credit: AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
"20.03.2017 11:45:00" Which gender is happier? Which gender is happier? On International Happiness Day we ask people in New York City the big question
"20.03.2017 11:05:55" espresso.economist.com An unpredictable election enters a new phase Expect talk of security after a failed terrorist attack on Paris's Orly airport on Saturday This evening the five main candidates in the French presidential election will hold their first televised debate
"20.03.2017 10:25:30" economist.com Measures to placate Sri Lanka's Tamil minority are stalling Still riven The ruling coalition includes chauvinist Sinhalese with scant interest in moving forward
"20.03.2017 09:44:10" economist.com South-East Asian cities are waging war on street food Big mistake Asian hawkers do not just provide cheap, delicious food for the masses. They also embody the beating heart of a national cuisine
"20.03.2017 09:02:45" economist.com Donald Trump has not faced a challenge like fixing American health care before No sales pitch can get around the fact that people either do or do not have health insurance The president's pledges to put America first or to deport “criminal aliens” make supporters feel empowered. But being unable to buy treatment for a loved one is not empowering, it is frightening
"20.03.2017 08:20:55" economist.com Will a tragic fire at a children's home in Guatemala spur reform? At least two staff members have been jailed for sexually abusing residents. Last year, 142 children ran away The calamity at Hogar Seguro was preordained. It was later discovered that 800 children were crammed into a home built for 500
"20.03.2017 07:40:50" economist.com The Dutch election suggests a new kind of identity politics The parties that improved the most were those who took on Mr Wilders directly Until now, the politics of identity across Europe has been largely ceded to the likes of Geert Wilders. No longer
"20.03.2017 07:05:42" economist.com A 150-year-old idea could reinvent the steel industry A dose of fresh air for an old industry Two new techniques could cut energy consumption—one of the biggest costs in steelmaking—by around 80%
"20.03.2017 06:26:54" economist.com Will Mexico embark on a perilous political experiment by electing a populist president? Mexico City, we have a problem Andrés Manuel López Obrador presents himself as the only politician who can stand up to Donald Trump. He proposes answering the president's nationalism with a fiery nationalism of his own
"20.03.2017 05:49:34" economist.com Few cities are racing to host the 2024 Olympics One city, one eternal flame? Should the International Olympic Committee consider a permanent host city?
"20.03.2017 05:14:17" economist.com How Europe went from nightmare to dream Between the borders At its best, in its lasting peace, Europe reveals something between and beyond its individual nation-states. From our essays archive
"20.03.2017 04:38:21" economist.com Why health care in America is unique among rich countries It's partly a question of philosophy, but also a question of history America is alone in the rich world in not arranging for its government to provide some form of health care for all its people
"20.03.2017 04:00:52" 1843magazine.com The myth of the stiff upper lip The Britain of yore is better characterised as a wet-cheeked, passionate nation The old idea that people in developed countries suppress their emotions is being overturned. We cry more as our societies get richer
"20.03.2017 03:22:55" economist.com Elon Musk makes Australians an offer they can't refuse "That serious enough for you?" Your energy storage problems solved in 100 days, or your money back
"20.03.2017 02:43:44" economist.com How Australia has gone 25 years without a recession Reforms have helped the economy withstand booms and busts Australia has been having mining booms for 160 years; almost all were followed by busts. But its economy has changed
"20.03.2017 02:08:35" economist.com Why cities like Barcelona need Uber Many locals pine for change Spain is the only large country in Europe in which Uber is not allowed to operate. On his way to the Mobile World Congress, our travel columnist stood in an endless taxi queue outside Barcelona airport. That irony was not lost on him
"20.03.2017 01:30:45" economist.com Can Elon Musk solve South Australia's blackout problems? Installed within 100 days, or your money back Are batteries now cheap enough to resolve the intermittency of solar and wind power?
"20.03.2017 00:54:26" economist.com Aluminium batteries could let submarine drones range farther The armed forces are among those with an interest Engineers of a new breed of aluminium-based batteries hope to extend the range of underwater drones tenfold
"20.03.2017 00:15:16" acast.com Are mysterious signals in the sky pushing aliens through the universe? Intelligent lifeforms are highly likely to have a Keynesian outlook Have aliens developed a transmitter to guide spaceships across the universe by shooting light towards distant solar sales?
"19.03.2017 23:39:52" economist.com America's road-safety record is the worst in the rich world From the archive Fully 85% of the people who died on America's roads in 2015 were either not wearing a seat belt or were in accidents where a driver had been speeding or drinking
"19.03.2017 22:59:11" economist.com More than 785,000 people have fled South Sudan for Uganda Untold suffering The miseries of war have been compounded by famine and economic mismanagement
"19.03.2017 22:35:21" economist.com Accounting for America's missing soldiers is expensive—but also priceless “I cried my heart out because he was finally home” “When they put that little piece of dental work in my hand, that was the biggest hug I'd gotten in 51 years,” said Deanna Klenda, whose brother was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965
"19.03.2017 22:32:04" economist.com Flying on a budget carrier for business is bad for the ego, but necessary From the archive Why business travellers will be more frequently asked to fly cheaply in coming years
"19.03.2017 22:20:40" economist.com Genome manipulation is on the horizon. We should start thinking about it now Success would usher in true genetic engineering The trivial modifications that have already been made by genetic engineers to crops and animals are as nothing compared with what might be possible if whole genomes could be manipulated at will
"19.03.2017 21:41:07" 1843magazine.com Serena del Mar, a new city being built from scratch Could it be a model for urban development? Serena del Mar, a new city in Colombia, has been designed to cope with two major challenges being faced around the world: climate change and population growth. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"19.03.2017 21:34:06" economist.com The link between avocados and crime A black market for the green stuff High demand for a fickle fruit is driving up theft and smuggling
"19.03.2017 21:07:10" economist.com Obituary: The artist whose work destroyed itself Gustav Metzger died on March 1st Art that consumed itself, auto-destructive as he called it, was his own idea. He meant the images to shock and challenge all over again: as if the public, like him, had passed through pain themselves, rather than through art
"19.03.2017 20:30:59" learnmore.economist.com Why lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women Free Exchange Lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women, while gay men, on average, earn less then their straight counterparts. Why?
"19.03.2017 20:22:00" How the Trump administration is loosening the guidelines Barack Obama set for lethal drone strikes
"19.03.2017 19:50:45" economist.com Pope Francis presses ahead with tackling the Vatican's murky finances Man of God v Mammon Last month Italian police froze assets worth €2.5m ($2.7m) belonging to an Italian banker who is alleged to have boosted his own shares by secretly routing purchases through a Vatican department
"19.03.2017 19:15:26" economist.com The Middle East's once fast-expanding airlines are coming under pressure Questionable investments and scrutiny from regulators are slowing growth After years of uninterrupted and speedy growth, the Gulf carriers are hitting turbulence. Why?
"19.03.2017 18:34:17" economist.com Church leaders are united in their opposition to the president's plans to cut foreign aid Love thy neighbour Among America's Catholic hierarchy, there is a powerful consensus in favour of generous transfers to the poor by governments and inter-governmental agencies
"19.03.2017 18:14:00" A new green world Will the future consist of open borders and a universal basic income for everyone?
"19.03.2017 17:57:21" economist.com Pope Francis faces down his opposition "The Holy Father is not a person who works easily with an institution" The Jesuits' first pope is a humble and humorous man—but also a blunt and ruthless one
"19.03.2017 17:18:21" economist.com The pros and cons of Mauricio Macri's gradualism Our Bello column Many Argentines do not yet feel the benefits of the president's dismantling of populism. “We're up to here,” said one protester, gesturing with a hand across her throat
"19.03.2017 16:43:06" economist.com How one store became a symbol of what's wrong with America's gun laws “Your friendly neighbourhood gun shop” From 2009 to 2013, more than 1,500 guns found at crime scenes in Chicago were traced to Chuck's gun store. The average number traced to other gun-dealers in the area? Three
"19.03.2017 16:37:02" learnmore.economist.com More and more places are seeing gay marches—or clever substitutes From the archive The first pride marches, in America four decades ago, were protests against police violence and harassment. Today's vary from solemn rallies calling for acceptance and equality in homophobic places to huge street parties sponsored by city authorities keen
"19.03.2017 15:56:01" economist.com The World Bank has pledged up to $500m for the Central African Republic over the next three years Globally it plans to double to $14bn the amount allocated to fragile states A bold new experiment in statebuilding and peacekeeping
"19.03.2017 15:32:00" Which country hosts the most refugees? Which country hosts the most refugees?
"19.03.2017 15:20:29" economist.com The South Korea-US trade agreement turns five, but not many are celebrating its birthday Trade deals On the campaign trail Donald Trump referred to the deal as a "job-killer"
"19.03.2017 14:38:37" economist.com Where others gawked, John Samson looked with genuine curiosity Prospero Before reality shows trotted out unusual types for public fascination, the great Scottish documentarian showed them with genuine affection and compassion
"19.03.2017 14:01:29" economist.com Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, with uncertain returns for inmates The incarcerated workforce In Idaho, prisoners roast potatoes. In Kentucky, they sell cattle
"19.03.2017 13:21:09" economist.com The polite fiction that there is only one China is coming under pressure The great obfuscation of one-China The agreement not to look too closely at the contradiction of “one China” has kept an uneasy peace across the Taiwan Strait. But that could change
"19.03.2017 12:45:53" economist.com The best and worst places to be a working woman The Economist's glass-ceiling index The gender wage gap is still around 15%, meaning women as a group earn 85% of what men do, according to our latest glass-ceiling index
"19.03.2017 12:19:00" The world economy's surprising rise Our cover this week examines the surprising buoyancy of the world economy. A decade after the biggest crisis since the Depression, a broad synchronised recovery is under way. But who will take the credit? In America and Europe populists are on the march.
"19.03.2017 12:12:00" RecoVR Mosul: a virtual reality experience Our 360-degree tour recreates the Mosul Museum and its priceless antiquities which were destroyed by Islamic State
"19.03.2017 12:06:57" economist.com Whatever politicians say, the world needs more immigration, not less Free Exchange Defenders of open borders reckon that restrictions on migration represent a "trillion dollar bills left on the pavement"
"19.03.2017 11:31:15" 1843magazine.com Are video games taking men out of the job market? A symptom of social failure As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are spending their time in an alternate reality. Is this the beginning of something big? The Economist's 1843 magazine
"19.03.2017 11:30:00" Kal draws...debt Our KAL cartoonist illustrates the good and bad of debt
"19.03.2017 10:51:05" economist.com If the politics of Scottish independence look favourable, the economics do not Nicola Sturgeon hopes to turn Brexit into Scoxit Weak last time, the economic case for independence is even more feeble today. Brexit does not change that
"19.03.2017 10:35:16" economist.com Well run at the top, the BJP is also formidable on the ground The lotus in full flower In a particular humiliation for a dithering Congress, Mr Modi's party actually captured fewer seats than its rival in Manipur and Goa—yet still managed to form the governments
"19.03.2017 10:00:03" economist.com New study causes a stink for pheromone perfumes A pheromone is a chemical signal from one animal to another My chemical romance
"19.03.2017 09:23:42" economist.com Do airplane passengers care more about queues or privacy? Gulliver More airports are rolling out facial recognition technology that could speed up the boarding process. But convenience might come at the cost of privacy
"19.03.2017 08:47:04" acast.com Can we live in a utopia? Perhaps utopias are closer than we think According to Rutger Bregman, everything in the past was worse, so why shouldn't we be optimistic about the future?
"19.03.2017 08:36:09" acast.com Babbage: Have aliens separated spacecraft from their engines? Maybe Strange signals detected in outer space could be helping spacecraft sail through the universe
"19.03.2017 08:00:47" economist.com The French presidential election could shake the world The implications of France's political insurgencies are hard to exaggerate This year's election, the most exciting in living memory, promises a significant upheaval. The consequences may be felt far beyond France's borders
"19.03.2017 07:25:19" economist.com Are global housing prices fairly valued? Interactive chart Foreign money has helped propel skyrocketing prices in some of the world's most desirable cities
"19.03.2017 06:47:02" economist.com Britain's long-falling death rate has levelled out 2015 saw the biggest annual leap in deaths for 50 years It's unclear whether the increasing mortality rate is merely a blip, or evidence of a worrying trend
"19.03.2017 06:11:13" economist.com How humans became intelligent Consciousness explained Daniel Dennett, an American philosopher and cognitive scientist, sees human consciousness as a product of both genetics and memetics
"19.03.2017 05:32:35" economist.com Pakistan confronts something unfamiliar: optimism A cricket match and an obscure administrative reform are welcome signs of stability Pakistan seems to be returning, slowly and haltingly, to a more stable and prosperous state
"19.03.2017 04:56:48" 1843magazine.com Could stoicism be the new mindfulness? From the archive The Navy Seals, the NFL and Google have been taking life lessons from the ancient Greeks. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"19.03.2017 04:18:07" economist.com Leaked travel advice for spooks from the CIA You can save time, and avoid extra scrutiny, by simply remaining calm How to fly like a spy: have your cover story down, make lots of eye-contact, and don't um and ah at passport control
"19.03.2017 03:42:06" economist.com Americans are settling into stagnation, according to an economist Why Americans need to beware of becoming complacent Americans embrace change and reinvention; this, they like to think, sets their country apart from Europe and Asia. Tyler Cowen believes that this ideal is self-indulgent nonsense
"19.03.2017 03:02:31" 1843magazine.com Are video games stopping young men growing up? More and more of them are dropping out of the job market As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. From The Economist's 1843 magazine
"19.03.2017 02:24:04" economist.com Why did Theresa May pull back from triggering Brexit at the last minute? The Brexit process was delayed by a fortnight Theresa May's Article 50 plans seem to have been upset by Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, who upstaged her by announcing plans for a second independence referendum
"19.03.2017 01:42:58" economist.com Brexit is an argument for Scotland to remain in Britain, not to leave it Theresa May's interpretation of the Brexit referendum has ignored Scots Leaving the EU will limit Scotland's trade, free movement and sovereignty. But leaving Britain would magnify all of that
"19.03.2017 01:06:03" economist.com The Dutch election suggests a new kind of identity politics Like-minded liberals elsewhere in Europe will take heart The Dutch election is hardly the end for the anti-immigrant, identity-politicking right. But it is worth watching
"19.03.2017 00:24:45" economist.com West Africans are eating more like Asians. Asians are eating more like the richest Americans Of rice and men So central is rice to life in Asia that in many countries, rather than asking "how are you?" people ask, "have you eaten rice yet?" But rice is no longer the only meal in town
"18.03.2017 23:49:20" economist.com Extremists drive out rational debate and drown out all other voices The hounding of Owen Jones The retreat of a left-wing columnist from social media is the latest indication of a disturbing trend to quash debate and erode trust. And trust is vital for a society and economy to function properly, writes our columnist
"18.03.2017 23:09:01" economist.com Dutch voters deliver a vote of confidence in the competent centre Mark Rutte's Liberal (VVD) party remains the largest, with 33 seats It was supposed to be the kick-off of Europe's year of populism, portending smashing wins for anti-Muslim Eurosceptics across the continent. That did not happen
"18.03.2017 22:31:16" economist.com Taxi drivers may disagree, but ride-hailing apps are good for a city Big cities across the world have witnessed protests by cabbies The arrival of Uber in a city can have a more profound effect than just making everyday life easier
"18.03.2017 21:55:31" acast.com How one artist became the most hated man in the art world What are the economics of art? Stefan Simchowitz believes the way we buy and sell art has become completely outdated. Is he really the predator his critics know him to be or could he be the art world's saviour? From our podcast, The Economist asks
"18.03.2017 21:19:07" economist.com The violence at Middlebury College is an ominous turn for the left Middlebury and the generational clash within liberalism In the aftermath of a violent protest against a controversial author, students everywhere should wonder how free speech, a central liberal value, is becoming the banner of conservatives
"18.03.2017 20:39:33" economist.com Laurence Sterne's "Tristram Shandy" still evokes laughter nearly 300 years on The Irish writer died on March 18th 1768 Notionally, it was a novel. But the reading classes of the time guffawed at something unexpected: mockery of everything they held dear, such as marriage, churchgoing and an education
"18.03.2017 20:02:07" economist.com How warfare helps explain why American welfare is different American exceptionalism Welfare states in the rest of the world developed alongside warfare. But in America, the civil war came too early to spur the creation of a national health system
"18.03.2017 20:00:18" economist.com Is it worth sending aid to fragile states? More bread for basket cases Yes. But doing it well is hard
"18.03.2017 19:47:48" economist.com How do you measure the well-being of a country's citizens? From the archive Money isn't everything
"18.03.2017 19:18:00" Outer space Are mysterious signals in the sky lasers pushing alien spaceships through the universe?
"18.03.2017 19:06:03" learnmore.economist.com The rainbow tide in Latin America From the archive The spread of gay rights in Latin America shows the clout of a secular middle class
"18.03.2017 18:28:05" economist.com Amid a yellow fever outbreak, the howler-monkey population in south-eastern Brazil is crashing Yellow fever can be catastrophic for wild primates The mosquito-transmitted viral infection can wipe out 80-90% of a monkey population that lacks immunity
"18.03.2017 18:28:04" economist.com Collaboration in modern business has gone too far From the archive Anyone can record how many people post messages on Slack or speak up in meetings. It can take years to discover whether somebody who is sitting alone in an office is producing a breakthrough or twiddling his thumbs
"18.03.2017 18:13:28" Always dream A Turkish affection for street cats has blossomed online
"18.03.2017 18:13:23" economist.com Why politicians are granted immunity from prosecution From the archive Most developing countries—and some western European ones—grant blanket immunity from prosecution to lawmakers, often to the displeasure of their own citizens
"18.03.2017 17:35:33" 1843magazine.com How better school design can improve education Buildings shape learning Architects from Denmark to Japan are rethinking school design to foster new ways of learning. The Economist's 1843 magazine absorbs their lessons
"18.03.2017 17:00:15" economist.com A tragic fire at a children's home in Guatemala draws attention to a broken social-services system It was later discovered that 800 children were crammed into a home built for 500 Survivors said staff had locked around 60 girls in a room as punishment for a recent escape attempt. When the girls set mattresses ablaze to protest against their confinement, they were unable to get out
"18.03.2017 17:00:14" economist.com A bold new experiment in statebuilding and peacekeeping The World Bank has pledged to spend as much as $500m there over three years Rather than waiting until the fighting stops, the Central African Republic is serving as a "test case" for a new, proactive type of foreign aid
"18.03.2017 16:47:06" learnmore.economist.com Taiwan's gay marriage debate From the archive It would be the first country in Asia to legalise it
"18.03.2017 16:16:50" economist.com The amount of food eaten by spiders is the same mass of all humans put together The eight-legged keep the six-limbed pests in check Without spiders, there would be an awful lot more other creepy-crawlies around
"18.03.2017 15:39:59" economist.com What Geert Wilders's poor showing means for Marine Le Pen Celebrate Mr Wilders's disappointing result, but the wave rolls on The international rise of populism is not so much a row of dominoes as a wave bearing down on a line of sandcastles. Some will fall and others stand
"18.03.2017 15:26:00" The dangers of city smog Air pollution is one of the greatest external threats to health for people in cities
"18.03.2017 15:00:22" economist.com Donald Trump's “America First” budget would make deep cuts to domestic programmes Lawmakers say it is “dead on arrival” Donald Trump's budget would raise $52bn for new defence spending by slashing domestic programmes
"18.03.2017 14:50:55" economist.com The global economy enjoys a synchronised upswing On the rise The past decade has been marked by a series of false economic dawns. This time really does feel different
"18.03.2017 14:13:59" economist.com Three themes pervade John Updike's fiction: God, sex and America He was born on March 18th 1932 He toiled at his typewriter, writing three publishable pages a day, a book a year, convinced that everything around him, however mundane, had a deeper significance
"18.03.2017 13:30:45" economist.com For the first time since 2010, rich-world and developing economies will put on synchronised growth spurts The world economy The signs of recovery are encouraging. But can they be trusted?
"18.03.2017 12:55:11" economist.com Donald Trump's usual sales pitch will not work for health-care reform Our latest Lexington column No sales pitch can get around the fact that people either do or do not have health insurance
"18.03.2017 12:15:16" economist.com India is redefining its “enemies” and how it may punish their children It is determined never to have to give anything back A law passed in 1968 allowed the Indian state to seize properties owned by its “enemies”, which was to say people of Pakistani or Chinese nationality
"18.03.2017 12:00:00" Why populism now? Geert Wilders' poor showing in Dutch elections is not the end of populism
"18.03.2017 11:37:28" economist.com Chinese football teams are now allowed to field a maximum of three foreigners Clubs have spent huge amounts of money buying at least four each Last year China spent more than $450m on footballers. It has not improved the dismal state of Chinese football
"18.03.2017 10:56:05" economist.com Australians spend more on gambling than people anywhere else The industry does not leave regulation to chance Much of it is spent on highly addictive gaming machines known as “pokies”. State governments rake in billions of dollars in taxes
"18.03.2017 10:20:57" economist.com By whipping up nationalism against South Korea, China is playing a dangerous game Communist Party leaders are wary of protests going too far America says that a new missile-defence system, known as THAAD, will help defend South Korea against the North. China is suspicious
"18.03.2017 09:43:29" econ.st Who wants to host the Olympics? Not enough gold, silver or bronze in the bank A study from the University of Oxford found that from 1960-2016, the average cost overrun of hosting the games was 156%
"18.03.2017 08:57:40" economist.com South Koreans are fighting over their flag Some are trying to reclaim the symbol Conservative protesters have managed to associate the banner with their cause, to the annoyance of liberals
"18.03.2017 08:12:08" economist.com What is “spooky action at a distance”? Why some things are neither here nor there Albert Einstein's derisive quotelet arose during the early days of quantum mechanics, a theory that powered a revolution in science that is still playing out
"18.03.2017 07:25:24" economist.com Andrés Manuel López Obrador: Mexico's populist would-be president Mexico City, we have a problem A President López Obrador would mean “alpha males either side of the border". Voters may like that idea
"18.03.2017 07:14:02" The most popular crabs in Asia A cricketer and a chef team up to build one of Asia's best restaurants
"18.03.2017 06:34:43" economist.com Energy storage for South Australia within 100 days—or it's free At least crises aren't going to waste Elon Musk may have sent one of the most lucrative--or expensive--tweets of all time
"18.03.2017 05:45:38" 1843magazine.com Thailand's bureaucrats are being forced to do yoga One civil servant dropped dead while exercising Every Wednesday afternoon Thai civil servants have to do an hour and a half of compulsory exercise. The prime minister—who leads the workouts himself— says it will make the nation healthier, but is there an ulterior motive? From The Economist's 1843
"18.03.2017 04:56:44" economist.com Narendra Modi's party drubs the opposition in India's biggest state Along with UP and its 220m people, the BJP captured three smaller states This was a stunning win. The general election in 2019 should now prove a low hurdle for Mr Modi
"18.03.2017 04:06:04" economist.com Satya Nadella is updating Microsoft A prototyping lab helps staff to "fail faster" While Ballmer was known for running across the stage and yelling "I love this company", Nadella can often be seen sitting in the audience, listening
"18.03.2017 03:16:50" economist.com Donald Trump is making it easier to order lethal drone strikes Rules put in place under Barack Obama are being loosened Avoiding civilian deaths will no longer be an overriding priority
"18.03.2017 02:25:43" economist.com Free health cover for Britons in Europe is under threat Some 200,000 Brits received medical aid through the EHIC scheme while travelling last year Currently, British travellers are entitled to be treated as if they were a national of the EEA country (plus Switzerland) they are visiting if they have a European Health Insurance Card. This scheme could be a victim of Brexit
"18.03.2017 01:34:15" 1843magazine.com Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed the business suit His taste in suits is as disturbing as the Great Wall of Mexico Unlike his political spirit-cousin Silvio Berlusconi, Trump has a cavalier disregard for fit, says The Economist's 1843 magazine. His cartoonish Eighties power suits will turn a generation off top-to-toe tailoring for good
"18.03.2017 00:40:56" economist.com A glimpse inside the world of the superyacht owner From the archive Armour-plated Land Rovers; jet-skis and 3D goggles; military-style helicopters and flying boats. Monaco is essentially a bazaar for the 0.1%
"17.03.2017 23:45:06" acast.com Does everyone deserve a dividend of human progress? Bregman's ideas are radical, but are they practical On our Economist asks podcast, are open borders and a universal basic income a political possibility?
"17.03.2017 23:34:15" acast.com Babbage: Are alien vessels without engines flying through deep space? Come back in 2020 Take you to our leader? Now probably isn't the best time
"17.03.2017 23:18:51" espresso.economist.com Trump takes aim at pot, but cannabusiness folk are chilled out Barack Obama let states experiment with cannabis Many countries are deciding to tolerate or even legalise previously banned substances. Yet in America there is a change of tone
"17.03.2017 22:26:56" economist.com How would universal basic incomes work? The Economist explains It will take much more evidence that robots are stealing jobs, and more hardship for workers, to convince people in most countries to embrace such a radical step. From the archive
"17.03.2017 22:15:00" Kal draws...taxation Our cartoonist KAL illustrates how taxes have evolved through the ages