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The Economist

Sep 18 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.

The world this week • To 6am GMT September 16th 2021

Down the rabbit hole • The promise and perils of decentralised finance

Needling • State pressure has a role in public health. Covid-19 jabs are no exception

A dynamic do-over • Rumours of the demise of American enterprise are exaggerated

How to stop children working • Treat the causes, not the symptom

Why skippers aren’t scuppered • Global supply chains are adapting, not failing

Letters

Adventures in DeFi-land • NEW YORK

Building consensus • A blockchain is an immutable shared history

When policy works • WASHINGTON, DC

Biden’s bidding • WASHINGTON, DC

Bodies and temples • NEW YORK

Not your father’s Utah • SALT LAKE CITY

Robot masters • WASHINGTON, DC

XX-rated • WASHINGTON, DC

Beware false doctrines • Managing America’s complicated relations with China is an aspiration in search of a strategy

Front to back • BUENOS AIRES

Reaping the rewards of trade • TEPANCO DE LÓPEZ

The monster hiding in the suburbs • Abimael Guzmán’s death leaves unanswered questions for Peru

Name dropping • South Asia’s non-binary communities worry about losing their identity as they gain mainstream acceptance

Highway 1 revisited • KANDAHAR

Remotely learning • DELHI

Testing times • SEOUL

The sum of its parts • Australia’s states have discovered a taste for asserting themselves

Courting influence • NEW YORK

Rising damp • HONG KONG

The party’s model emperor • A Qing dynasty ruler is praised for pacifying China’s borderlands

Less battle, more banter • DUBAI AND ISTANBUL

No book at bedtime • When it comes to teaching its own language, the Arab world fares poorly

Out of power • TUNIS

Card declined • The IMF gets stricter on corruption

All work and no play • FREETOWN

Spinning the wheels • FRANKFURT

The spectre of the ex-Communists • BERLIN

Le nudge • PARIS

The voters are getting smarter • MOSCOW

A bug’s life • The EU lets farm animals and people eat insects

The Dull Man theory of history • A row about fiscal policy has far more than just numbers at stake

Après le déluge, moi • Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s leader, wants to be a post-populist prime minister

Living with it • The government accepts that it cannot defeat the virus

Rebooting Johnsonism • Boris Johnson has carried out his first major cabinet reshuffle since the general election

Shifting foundations • DAKAR

Bring out the vim-o-meter • Less dynamic, less global and more monopolistic? We test three prevailing hypotheses about corporate America

An unEpic victory • SAN FRANCISCO

The other techlash • SEOUL

Marginal revolution • HONG KONG

End of the travelling circus • Who needs expats these days?

Who will be next? • The vanishing allure of doing business in China

Perfect storm • Shipping costs and delays are piling up. That will have long-lasting effects

Fighting trim • WASHINGTON, DC

Lion dance • HONG KONG

The SEC’s modest mission • Operation Tame Finance is under way

The Thales of economics • HONG KONG

Pie in the sky • The share of wages in national income...


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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.

The world this week • To 6am GMT September 16th 2021

Down the rabbit hole • The promise and perils of decentralised finance

Needling • State pressure has a role in public health. Covid-19 jabs are no exception

A dynamic do-over • Rumours of the demise of American enterprise are exaggerated

How to stop children working • Treat the causes, not the symptom

Why skippers aren’t scuppered • Global supply chains are adapting, not failing

Letters

Adventures in DeFi-land • NEW YORK

Building consensus • A blockchain is an immutable shared history

When policy works • WASHINGTON, DC

Biden’s bidding • WASHINGTON, DC

Bodies and temples • NEW YORK

Not your father’s Utah • SALT LAKE CITY

Robot masters • WASHINGTON, DC

XX-rated • WASHINGTON, DC

Beware false doctrines • Managing America’s complicated relations with China is an aspiration in search of a strategy

Front to back • BUENOS AIRES

Reaping the rewards of trade • TEPANCO DE LÓPEZ

The monster hiding in the suburbs • Abimael Guzmán’s death leaves unanswered questions for Peru

Name dropping • South Asia’s non-binary communities worry about losing their identity as they gain mainstream acceptance

Highway 1 revisited • KANDAHAR

Remotely learning • DELHI

Testing times • SEOUL

The sum of its parts • Australia’s states have discovered a taste for asserting themselves

Courting influence • NEW YORK

Rising damp • HONG KONG

The party’s model emperor • A Qing dynasty ruler is praised for pacifying China’s borderlands

Less battle, more banter • DUBAI AND ISTANBUL

No book at bedtime • When it comes to teaching its own language, the Arab world fares poorly

Out of power • TUNIS

Card declined • The IMF gets stricter on corruption

All work and no play • FREETOWN

Spinning the wheels • FRANKFURT

The spectre of the ex-Communists • BERLIN

Le nudge • PARIS

The voters are getting smarter • MOSCOW

A bug’s life • The EU lets farm animals and people eat insects

The Dull Man theory of history • A row about fiscal policy has far more than just numbers at stake

Après le déluge, moi • Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s leader, wants to be a post-populist prime minister

Living with it • The government accepts that it cannot defeat the virus

Rebooting Johnsonism • Boris Johnson has carried out his first major cabinet reshuffle since the general election

Shifting foundations • DAKAR

Bring out the vim-o-meter • Less dynamic, less global and more monopolistic? We test three prevailing hypotheses about corporate America

An unEpic victory • SAN FRANCISCO

The other techlash • SEOUL

Marginal revolution • HONG KONG

End of the travelling circus • Who needs expats these days?

Who will be next? • The vanishing allure of doing business in China

Perfect storm • Shipping costs and delays are piling up. That will have long-lasting effects

Fighting trim • WASHINGTON, DC

Lion dance • HONG KONG

The SEC’s modest mission • Operation Tame Finance is under way

The Thales of economics • HONG KONG

Pie in the sky • The share of wages in national income...


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