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The Economist

Jul 10 2021
Magazine

The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT Jul 8th 2021

The world this week

Fault lines in the world economy • The global economic recovery is fast, furious—and fragile

Abandoning Afghanistan • The consequences of the 20-year intervention, already horrific, are likely to get worse

Hit and run • The attack on Didi shows how high a price the Communist Party puts on control

New cop on the beat • Eric Adams brings sanity to the effort to turn New York City around

Pointlessly punitive • Why life sentences without parole are almost always a bad idea

Letters

Boom and doom? • Prices are rising much faster than expected across the world’s economies. Will it last?

The history wars • WASHINGTON, DC

Adams’s Apple • NEW YORK

Baby, you can’t drive my car • DENVER

Dammed if you do • ARCATA AND KLAMATH

None of the above • NEWPORT

Wrestling with common sense • America’s favourite form of theatre overlaps with conspiracy theories and politics

What a way to spend $2trn • America’s fiasco in Afghanistan has been sustained by mistakes it seems destined to repeat

A presidential assassination • Jovenel Moïse was unloved. But his death only worsens the country’s crisis

Quitting the city • QUITO

Blocking the schoolhouse door • BOGOTÁ

The clash in Peru • Fear, loathing and the threat to democracy

Peace out • KABUL AND MAZAR-I-SHARIF

Father, who art in prison • An 84-year-old activist perishes awaiting trial

The Myanmar trap • China is making a risky bet that the generals will prevail

Tokyo drifts • TOKYO

(; —,_—) • Tech workers are finding that their jobs are less fun than they expected

Hark! The herald angels say “buzz off” • MANILA

There was gold in them thar hills • XICHANG

De-Maoification • HONG KONG

For-profit patriotism • Donning old-style Communist uniforms is surprisingly popular. Many are made in a single county

Enriching talks • America and Iran want to revive their nuclear deal. An agreement is said to be close, but there are plenty of obstacles

Begging for help • No one trusts parliament’s plan to aid the poor

High in the mountains • A push to legalise some marijuana cultivation worries farmers

The king’s reply • MBABANE

Unhappy birthday • NAIROBI

How not to do it • Hundreds of thousands are dead, partly thanks to the Kremlin’s incompetence

Scandals galore • Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s image and Turkey’s economy are taking a battering

Vatican rocked • ROME

After the plague, the revelry • AMSTERDAM

The surreptitious socialist • Emmanuel Macron’s quiet embrace of big government

The mystery at the heart of the NHS • MILTON KEYNES

The strange myth of liberal England • Britons supported covid restrictions. Some want them never to end

Band of brothers • Football is giving a fractured nation a reminder of what it’s like to come together

Retrieving the key • BATON ROUGE AND LILONGWE

In the grip of anxiety • HONG KONG

Buzzkill • PARIS

Chat-up lines • Companies are getting up close and personal with consumers in messaging apps

The Jassy age

Dark skies and silver linings • The pandemic has been a calamity for many airlines. It also offers the airworthiest survivors a...


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The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT Jul 8th 2021

The world this week

Fault lines in the world economy • The global economic recovery is fast, furious—and fragile

Abandoning Afghanistan • The consequences of the 20-year intervention, already horrific, are likely to get worse

Hit and run • The attack on Didi shows how high a price the Communist Party puts on control

New cop on the beat • Eric Adams brings sanity to the effort to turn New York City around

Pointlessly punitive • Why life sentences without parole are almost always a bad idea

Letters

Boom and doom? • Prices are rising much faster than expected across the world’s economies. Will it last?

The history wars • WASHINGTON, DC

Adams’s Apple • NEW YORK

Baby, you can’t drive my car • DENVER

Dammed if you do • ARCATA AND KLAMATH

None of the above • NEWPORT

Wrestling with common sense • America’s favourite form of theatre overlaps with conspiracy theories and politics

What a way to spend $2trn • America’s fiasco in Afghanistan has been sustained by mistakes it seems destined to repeat

A presidential assassination • Jovenel Moïse was unloved. But his death only worsens the country’s crisis

Quitting the city • QUITO

Blocking the schoolhouse door • BOGOTÁ

The clash in Peru • Fear, loathing and the threat to democracy

Peace out • KABUL AND MAZAR-I-SHARIF

Father, who art in prison • An 84-year-old activist perishes awaiting trial

The Myanmar trap • China is making a risky bet that the generals will prevail

Tokyo drifts • TOKYO

(; —,_—) • Tech workers are finding that their jobs are less fun than they expected

Hark! The herald angels say “buzz off” • MANILA

There was gold in them thar hills • XICHANG

De-Maoification • HONG KONG

For-profit patriotism • Donning old-style Communist uniforms is surprisingly popular. Many are made in a single county

Enriching talks • America and Iran want to revive their nuclear deal. An agreement is said to be close, but there are plenty of obstacles

Begging for help • No one trusts parliament’s plan to aid the poor

High in the mountains • A push to legalise some marijuana cultivation worries farmers

The king’s reply • MBABANE

Unhappy birthday • NAIROBI

How not to do it • Hundreds of thousands are dead, partly thanks to the Kremlin’s incompetence

Scandals galore • Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s image and Turkey’s economy are taking a battering

Vatican rocked • ROME

After the plague, the revelry • AMSTERDAM

The surreptitious socialist • Emmanuel Macron’s quiet embrace of big government

The mystery at the heart of the NHS • MILTON KEYNES

The strange myth of liberal England • Britons supported covid restrictions. Some want them never to end

Band of brothers • Football is giving a fractured nation a reminder of what it’s like to come together

Retrieving the key • BATON ROUGE AND LILONGWE

In the grip of anxiety • HONG KONG

Buzzkill • PARIS

Chat-up lines • Companies are getting up close and personal with consumers in messaging apps

The Jassy age

Dark skies and silver linings • The pandemic has been a calamity for many airlines. It also offers the airworthiest survivors a...


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