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The Economist

Jul 31 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 29th 2021

The world this week

Dashed hopes • Unrest and economic underperformance stalk the emerging world. The key to better times remains openness

Get poor quickly • China’s crackdown on the online-education business marks a turning-point

Relighting a beacon of democracy • The way out of Tunisia’s crisis

Proteinotopia • Remarkable progress in understanding the folding of proteins will help open up almost limitless vistas

How not to deal with China • Rodrigo Duterte’s China policy has shown the folly of appeasement

Letters

A mixed-up slowdown • WASHINGTON, DC

Beyond the pandemic blame game • LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

Hesitancy in numbers • WASHINGTON, DC

Eyeing the exits • Fed up with its “forever wars”, America is changing its posture in the region

It’s a deal • NEW YORK

Fancy a Fauci Pouchy? • WASHINGTON, DC

Insurrection revisionism • Efforts to whitewash the Capitol Hill riot are another step down a dark road

A gallop into the unknown • LIMA

Gender-setters • The country secures its unlikely place as a global leader in trans rights

Eyes in the ice • North America’s Arctic radar shield is due for an upgrade

Imperfect harmony • SINGAPORE

Striding the universe • SEOUL

Preparing for posterity • MANILA

Slow ride to FAST rule • WELLINGTON

Seven-headed scandal • The Pegasus hacking revelations throw a spotlight on India’s troubled democracy

Xi’s shells? • China is rapidly building new nuclear-missile silos. America is worried

Hong Kong’s national-security law

The politics of floods • Why China’s rulers don’t want their public to debate climate change

Arab democracy’s fading star • TUNIS

Being boring has its advantages • AMMAN

Letting Pegasus fly • JERUSALEM

Locust beans are back • IBADAN

Down from the mountains • DESSIE

California dreaming • BRIGNOLES

Unimpeded flows the Vjosa • KALIVAC AND VJOSA-NARTA

Point of no return • ISTANBUL

Filling in the craics • An Irish pub refreshes parts that others cannot reach

Meet the proverbial voters • How Europe’s imaginary voters explain the continent’s politics

Pick and mix • BELFAST

Loose and lacy • DERRY

The new normal • A strange era in British politics is coming to an end

It’s catching • BOGOTÁ, DURBAN, SÃO PAULO AND SINGAPORE

Faceworld • SAN FRANCISCO

Field day • Agricultural merchants are milking it as food prices rise

Jargon abhors a vacuum • The reasons behind management gobbledygook

Marxism v markets • HONG KONG

Robinhood and the merry mob • NEW YORK

Fired up • NEW YORK

Pick a number • ISTANBUL

Plumbing the depths

Sympathy for the debtor • HONG KONG

Out of the slump • LAGOS

Pulling tight • The case for a further narrowing of euro-zone bond spreads

Establishing the cause of death • Why have some places suffered more from covid than others? Inequality is a big part of the answer

Chains and reactions • In the first of six briefs on biology as seen at different scales we look at the distinctive molecules on which life is based

Back to prop swinging • A new kind of aircraft engine...


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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 29th 2021

The world this week

Dashed hopes • Unrest and economic underperformance stalk the emerging world. The key to better times remains openness

Get poor quickly • China’s crackdown on the online-education business marks a turning-point

Relighting a beacon of democracy • The way out of Tunisia’s crisis

Proteinotopia • Remarkable progress in understanding the folding of proteins will help open up almost limitless vistas

How not to deal with China • Rodrigo Duterte’s China policy has shown the folly of appeasement

Letters

A mixed-up slowdown • WASHINGTON, DC

Beyond the pandemic blame game • LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

Hesitancy in numbers • WASHINGTON, DC

Eyeing the exits • Fed up with its “forever wars”, America is changing its posture in the region

It’s a deal • NEW YORK

Fancy a Fauci Pouchy? • WASHINGTON, DC

Insurrection revisionism • Efforts to whitewash the Capitol Hill riot are another step down a dark road

A gallop into the unknown • LIMA

Gender-setters • The country secures its unlikely place as a global leader in trans rights

Eyes in the ice • North America’s Arctic radar shield is due for an upgrade

Imperfect harmony • SINGAPORE

Striding the universe • SEOUL

Preparing for posterity • MANILA

Slow ride to FAST rule • WELLINGTON

Seven-headed scandal • The Pegasus hacking revelations throw a spotlight on India’s troubled democracy

Xi’s shells? • China is rapidly building new nuclear-missile silos. America is worried

Hong Kong’s national-security law

The politics of floods • Why China’s rulers don’t want their public to debate climate change

Arab democracy’s fading star • TUNIS

Being boring has its advantages • AMMAN

Letting Pegasus fly • JERUSALEM

Locust beans are back • IBADAN

Down from the mountains • DESSIE

California dreaming • BRIGNOLES

Unimpeded flows the Vjosa • KALIVAC AND VJOSA-NARTA

Point of no return • ISTANBUL

Filling in the craics • An Irish pub refreshes parts that others cannot reach

Meet the proverbial voters • How Europe’s imaginary voters explain the continent’s politics

Pick and mix • BELFAST

Loose and lacy • DERRY

The new normal • A strange era in British politics is coming to an end

It’s catching • BOGOTÁ, DURBAN, SÃO PAULO AND SINGAPORE

Faceworld • SAN FRANCISCO

Field day • Agricultural merchants are milking it as food prices rise

Jargon abhors a vacuum • The reasons behind management gobbledygook

Marxism v markets • HONG KONG

Robinhood and the merry mob • NEW YORK

Fired up • NEW YORK

Pick a number • ISTANBUL

Plumbing the depths

Sympathy for the debtor • HONG KONG

Out of the slump • LAGOS

Pulling tight • The case for a further narrowing of euro-zone bond spreads

Establishing the cause of death • Why have some places suffered more from covid than others? Inequality is a big part of the answer

Chains and reactions • In the first of six briefs on biology as seen at different scales we look at the distinctive molecules on which life is based

Back to prop swinging • A new kind of aircraft engine...


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