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The Economist

Oct 09 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 data • To 6am GMT October 7th 2021

The world this week

The shortage economy • A new era of scarcity threatens global prosperity

Facepalm • Even when it has a point, Facebook is reviled. The problem starts at the top

H 2 ’s hope and hype • Hydrogen’s moment has come at last

An all-weather frenemy • For the West to talk to Pakistan is not easy or pleasant, but it is necessary

No favours for killers • Ethiopia is deliberately starving its own citizens. It must be stopped

Letters

A very big balancing act • NEW YORK

Groundhog days • WASHINGTON, DC

Piketty lines • WASHINGTON, DC

Whistle while you work • DALLAS

Polarisation explorers • SEATTLE

From the ashes • CHICAGO

Droning on • WASHINGTON, DC

Democratic discipline • Despite its recent breakdown, Joe Biden’s party looks likely to pass his domestic agenda into law

Democracy’s scorecard • The pandemic did not immediately upend political attitudes

Shrinking balls, shrinking interest • VANCOUVER

No me pises • BUENOS AIRES

Now what? • DELHI AND ISLAMABAD

Tentacular spectacular • SEOUL

Shadowed by violence • A Rohingya leader’s murder highlights rising insecurity in refugee camps

Nil and void • Despite the risks, Asian countries are right to abandon zero-covid strategies

Too close for comfort • NEW YORK

Bells and whistles • BEIJING

China’s vision of free trade • China’s motives for joining the CPTPP range from benign to worrying

Abiy against the world • ADDIS ABABA

Bodies in the fields • CHENNA

Liaisons douloureuses • PARIS

Spending to stand still • DUBAI

Boycott the boycott • A low turnout could tighten the grip of Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias

Bosporus blues • ISTANBUL

Rattling the right • ROME

The weight of silence • PARIS

Embarrassing riches • AMSTERDAM

Bigger is still better • The European Union should not give up on enlargement

Flattened • Wages are rising, but so are prices and taxes. Meanwhile, benefits are being cut

Only the best • The government wants to boost British startups through immigration

Toiling towards the sunlit uplands • The Tories are deadly serious about levelling up

Smart buys • DELHI, NAIROBI AND NORWICH

A new supermodel • HONG KONG

Electric blue and yellow • Volvo’s ipO will help keep it ahead in the race towards battery power

Out-of-office experience • The art of the automated reply in an increasingly wired world

The Mexican wave • At long last, Mexico is enjoying a startup bonanza

A golden-ish age • GlobalFoundries’ listing is perfectly timed. It is also a risky bet

Berlin walls and windows • BERLIN

The carbon-tax crackdown • What if firms were forced to pay for frying the planet?

Stagflation sensation • WASHINGTON, DC

Can’t live without them. Yet • The age of energy abundance is dead

Capital ideas

#Mintthecoin • Could a zany proposal help avert a debt crisis?

Green party • The virtues of green government bonds may be more political than economic

Brave new world • A different approach to investing in developing countries

Grated expectations • A pugnacious paper takes...


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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 data • To 6am GMT October 7th 2021

The world this week

The shortage economy • A new era of scarcity threatens global prosperity

Facepalm • Even when it has a point, Facebook is reviled. The problem starts at the top

H 2 ’s hope and hype • Hydrogen’s moment has come at last

An all-weather frenemy • For the West to talk to Pakistan is not easy or pleasant, but it is necessary

No favours for killers • Ethiopia is deliberately starving its own citizens. It must be stopped

Letters

A very big balancing act • NEW YORK

Groundhog days • WASHINGTON, DC

Piketty lines • WASHINGTON, DC

Whistle while you work • DALLAS

Polarisation explorers • SEATTLE

From the ashes • CHICAGO

Droning on • WASHINGTON, DC

Democratic discipline • Despite its recent breakdown, Joe Biden’s party looks likely to pass his domestic agenda into law

Democracy’s scorecard • The pandemic did not immediately upend political attitudes

Shrinking balls, shrinking interest • VANCOUVER

No me pises • BUENOS AIRES

Now what? • DELHI AND ISLAMABAD

Tentacular spectacular • SEOUL

Shadowed by violence • A Rohingya leader’s murder highlights rising insecurity in refugee camps

Nil and void • Despite the risks, Asian countries are right to abandon zero-covid strategies

Too close for comfort • NEW YORK

Bells and whistles • BEIJING

China’s vision of free trade • China’s motives for joining the CPTPP range from benign to worrying

Abiy against the world • ADDIS ABABA

Bodies in the fields • CHENNA

Liaisons douloureuses • PARIS

Spending to stand still • DUBAI

Boycott the boycott • A low turnout could tighten the grip of Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias

Bosporus blues • ISTANBUL

Rattling the right • ROME

The weight of silence • PARIS

Embarrassing riches • AMSTERDAM

Bigger is still better • The European Union should not give up on enlargement

Flattened • Wages are rising, but so are prices and taxes. Meanwhile, benefits are being cut

Only the best • The government wants to boost British startups through immigration

Toiling towards the sunlit uplands • The Tories are deadly serious about levelling up

Smart buys • DELHI, NAIROBI AND NORWICH

A new supermodel • HONG KONG

Electric blue and yellow • Volvo’s ipO will help keep it ahead in the race towards battery power

Out-of-office experience • The art of the automated reply in an increasingly wired world

The Mexican wave • At long last, Mexico is enjoying a startup bonanza

A golden-ish age • GlobalFoundries’ listing is perfectly timed. It is also a risky bet

Berlin walls and windows • BERLIN

The carbon-tax crackdown • What if firms were forced to pay for frying the planet?

Stagflation sensation • WASHINGTON, DC

Can’t live without them. Yet • The age of energy abundance is dead

Capital ideas

#Mintthecoin • Could a zany proposal help avert a debt crisis?

Green party • The virtues of green government bonds may be more political than economic

Brave new world • A different approach to investing in developing countries

Grated expectations • A pugnacious paper takes...


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