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The Economist

Jul 24 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 22nd 2021

The world this week

No safe place • The extremes of flood and fire are not going away, but adaptation can lessen their impact

Delta’s beta • The Delta variant is the biggest of several risks to America’s economy

End of the road for ANCnomics • Two decades of corruption and misgovernment are the real cause of the crisis

Internal affairs • Fund the iRs properly. But also make taxes simpler

Brainstorming • Liberal democracies should not cede ethically troubling neuroscience to China

Letters

Burning down the house • Even if greenhouse-gas emissions are slashed, there is still a chance of crashing through the Paris agreement’s climate targets. What would that look like?

Boombust • MIAMI AND WASHINGTON, DC

Ctrl-alt-denounce • NEW YORK

Seeking revenue • WASHINGTON, DC

Lubbock or leave it • America combines some of the most libertarian abortion laws of any Western country with some of the most restrictive practices. The result is a mess

The rise of Ron DeSantis • Florida’s governor offers a more efficient style of Trumpism. That does not seem reassuring

The squeezed middle • MEXICO CITY

Out the door • SÃO PAULO

High stakes • Vancouver proposes a big change to its policy on drugs

The sick man of Asia • MUMBAI

Get jabbed? Get stuffed! • ALMATY

Government of national disunity • YANGON

Lock me down at your peril • The Delta variant is testing the limits of national self-isolation

The changing face of Japan • Mixed-race athletes at the Olympics reflect broader changes in society

Unhallowed halls • HONG KONG

Mother ocean • HOUHAI BAY

Floods in Henan

The shaming of South Africa • DURBAN

Narco-state on the Med • A popular pill is a vital export but is harming the young at home

Dry and disorderly • The countries of the Middle East and north Africa are parched. Governments are making things worse

After the floods • BERLIN

A la carte • PARIS

The return of the Donald • WARSAW

Guns galore • GOTHENBURG

Minority rights and wrongs • The EU is both ally and accomplice when it comes to minority rights in Europe

Fighting for their right to party • In a national experiment, Britain tests the limits of mass vaccination

Summer blues • A blighted school year staggers to a disappointing end

Boris at two • The prime minister’s time in power has been marked by extraordinary turmoil

Monkey business • America and Europe are growing warier of experiments on monkeys, even as China and Japan race ahead

Season 3, coming soon • The streaming star looks for a new post-pandemic storyline

Burning clean • Japan Inc wants to become an H2 superpower

LinkedOut • HONG KONG

How to lead from afar • New and old skills will be needed

Unicornucopia • The venture-capital boom is a risk for investors—and a gift for everyone else

War war v jaw jaw • China offers a masterclass in how to humble big tech, right?

Mixed messages • Depending on where you look, the recovery is either on track or in trouble

Peering down the cliff-edge • As emergency-support schemes draw to a close across the rich world, will the recovery stumble?

Hemmed in • Fresh covid outbreaks leave...


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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 22nd 2021

The world this week

No safe place • The extremes of flood and fire are not going away, but adaptation can lessen their impact

Delta’s beta • The Delta variant is the biggest of several risks to America’s economy

End of the road for ANCnomics • Two decades of corruption and misgovernment are the real cause of the crisis

Internal affairs • Fund the iRs properly. But also make taxes simpler

Brainstorming • Liberal democracies should not cede ethically troubling neuroscience to China

Letters

Burning down the house • Even if greenhouse-gas emissions are slashed, there is still a chance of crashing through the Paris agreement’s climate targets. What would that look like?

Boombust • MIAMI AND WASHINGTON, DC

Ctrl-alt-denounce • NEW YORK

Seeking revenue • WASHINGTON, DC

Lubbock or leave it • America combines some of the most libertarian abortion laws of any Western country with some of the most restrictive practices. The result is a mess

The rise of Ron DeSantis • Florida’s governor offers a more efficient style of Trumpism. That does not seem reassuring

The squeezed middle • MEXICO CITY

Out the door • SÃO PAULO

High stakes • Vancouver proposes a big change to its policy on drugs

The sick man of Asia • MUMBAI

Get jabbed? Get stuffed! • ALMATY

Government of national disunity • YANGON

Lock me down at your peril • The Delta variant is testing the limits of national self-isolation

The changing face of Japan • Mixed-race athletes at the Olympics reflect broader changes in society

Unhallowed halls • HONG KONG

Mother ocean • HOUHAI BAY

Floods in Henan

The shaming of South Africa • DURBAN

Narco-state on the Med • A popular pill is a vital export but is harming the young at home

Dry and disorderly • The countries of the Middle East and north Africa are parched. Governments are making things worse

After the floods • BERLIN

A la carte • PARIS

The return of the Donald • WARSAW

Guns galore • GOTHENBURG

Minority rights and wrongs • The EU is both ally and accomplice when it comes to minority rights in Europe

Fighting for their right to party • In a national experiment, Britain tests the limits of mass vaccination

Summer blues • A blighted school year staggers to a disappointing end

Boris at two • The prime minister’s time in power has been marked by extraordinary turmoil

Monkey business • America and Europe are growing warier of experiments on monkeys, even as China and Japan race ahead

Season 3, coming soon • The streaming star looks for a new post-pandemic storyline

Burning clean • Japan Inc wants to become an H2 superpower

LinkedOut • HONG KONG

How to lead from afar • New and old skills will be needed

Unicornucopia • The venture-capital boom is a risk for investors—and a gift for everyone else

War war v jaw jaw • China offers a masterclass in how to humble big tech, right?

Mixed messages • Depending on where you look, the recovery is either on track or in trouble

Peering down the cliff-edge • As emergency-support schemes draw to a close across the rich world, will the recovery stumble?

Hemmed in • Fresh covid outbreaks leave...


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