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The Economist

Aug 21 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 Aug 19th 2021

The world this week

Biden’s debacle • The fiasco in Afghanistan is a huge and unnecessary blow to America’s standing

No more leaks • Covid-19 may or may not have leaked from a lab. Either way, biosafety needs tightening

Bringing clarity to QE • Central banks should make clear what their balance-sheets are for, and then shrink them

Retail revival • How American retailers have adapted to the Amazon effect

Megadry • Americans are moving to a region suffering from a 22-year drought. Pricing water properly would help

Letters

The future of American power

The Taliban are back in town • ISLAMABAD AND WASHINGTON, DC

Low and dry • LAKE MEAD

Malice afterthought • NEW YORK

The bacon crunch • California’s new regulations may raise the price of pork

Omni-Americans • NEW YORK

No easy escape • WASHINGTON, DC

Remnants of a policy • After fouling up the withdrawal, Joe Biden blames Afghans and his predecessor

The wretched of the earthquake • First a presidential assassination. Now a string of natural disasters

Sonny ways • The country does not need an election now. But the prime minister does

Jokowho? • SINGAPORE

Sheraton removed • Muhyiddin Yassin’s tottering government falls at last. Its replacement may not be that different

The darling buds of Nestlé • TOKYO

They just disappeared • Critics of Bangladesh’s government are liable to vanish

Tea time in the Great Game • India’s humiliation in Afghanistan is a victory for Pakistan, but a costly one

Teaching them a lesson • HONG KONG

Hook, line and sinker? • BLACK JOHNSON, SIERRA LEONE

Preparing to work with the Taliban • The big win for China in Afghanistan is seeing America humbled

Heading towards a dilemma • KAMPALA

Sixth time lucky • JOHANNESBURG

A wave of criticism • JERUSALEM

Caliph hanger • BAGHDAD

Enter the cleaner • LUXEMBOURG

From “flawless” to lawless • BERLIN

The would-be Milan of the south • CATANIA

Rusty relic of the Habsburg navy • CRES

The EU: 1713 edition • How the ideas of an 18th-century French abbot still dominate the EU today

Ready for the next one? • Policymakers weigh up the future of Britain’s pandemic state

Oh noro! • With lockdown lifted, Britons are discovering other viruses still exist

The sun also sets • For some politicians the debacle in Afghanistan is personal as well as political

Putting it all together • There has not yet been a proper investigation into the origins of covid-19. Better late than never

Climate tech’s Netscape moment • NEW YORK

Long-haul sally • More carriers try to go the distance with no frills

Nearly out of office • Is it worth working (a little) while on holiday?

SEA change • Tech titans eye South-East Asia

Updating vows • MUMBAI

Primark’s slow fashionistas • How to sell a t-shirt for $3.50 and still turn a profit

Delta neutral • HONG KONG

Feeling the heat • WASHINGTON, DC

The dog days of summer

New tricks • NEW YORK

Jacks are all traders • Gauging the might of active retail traders

Assume the positional • The case for mutual educational disarmament

A dance...


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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 Aug 19th 2021

The world this week

Biden’s debacle • The fiasco in Afghanistan is a huge and unnecessary blow to America’s standing

No more leaks • Covid-19 may or may not have leaked from a lab. Either way, biosafety needs tightening

Bringing clarity to QE • Central banks should make clear what their balance-sheets are for, and then shrink them

Retail revival • How American retailers have adapted to the Amazon effect

Megadry • Americans are moving to a region suffering from a 22-year drought. Pricing water properly would help

Letters

The future of American power

The Taliban are back in town • ISLAMABAD AND WASHINGTON, DC

Low and dry • LAKE MEAD

Malice afterthought • NEW YORK

The bacon crunch • California’s new regulations may raise the price of pork

Omni-Americans • NEW YORK

No easy escape • WASHINGTON, DC

Remnants of a policy • After fouling up the withdrawal, Joe Biden blames Afghans and his predecessor

The wretched of the earthquake • First a presidential assassination. Now a string of natural disasters

Sonny ways • The country does not need an election now. But the prime minister does

Jokowho? • SINGAPORE

Sheraton removed • Muhyiddin Yassin’s tottering government falls at last. Its replacement may not be that different

The darling buds of Nestlé • TOKYO

They just disappeared • Critics of Bangladesh’s government are liable to vanish

Tea time in the Great Game • India’s humiliation in Afghanistan is a victory for Pakistan, but a costly one

Teaching them a lesson • HONG KONG

Hook, line and sinker? • BLACK JOHNSON, SIERRA LEONE

Preparing to work with the Taliban • The big win for China in Afghanistan is seeing America humbled

Heading towards a dilemma • KAMPALA

Sixth time lucky • JOHANNESBURG

A wave of criticism • JERUSALEM

Caliph hanger • BAGHDAD

Enter the cleaner • LUXEMBOURG

From “flawless” to lawless • BERLIN

The would-be Milan of the south • CATANIA

Rusty relic of the Habsburg navy • CRES

The EU: 1713 edition • How the ideas of an 18th-century French abbot still dominate the EU today

Ready for the next one? • Policymakers weigh up the future of Britain’s pandemic state

Oh noro! • With lockdown lifted, Britons are discovering other viruses still exist

The sun also sets • For some politicians the debacle in Afghanistan is personal as well as political

Putting it all together • There has not yet been a proper investigation into the origins of covid-19. Better late than never

Climate tech’s Netscape moment • NEW YORK

Long-haul sally • More carriers try to go the distance with no frills

Nearly out of office • Is it worth working (a little) while on holiday?

SEA change • Tech titans eye South-East Asia

Updating vows • MUMBAI

Primark’s slow fashionistas • How to sell a t-shirt for $3.50 and still turn a profit

Delta neutral • HONG KONG

Feeling the heat • WASHINGTON, DC

The dog days of summer

New tricks • NEW YORK

Jacks are all traders • Gauging the might of active retail traders

Assume the positional • The case for mutual educational disarmament

A dance...


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