The Economist Podcasts
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Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance—as well as science and technology.
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Editor’s Picks: June 5th 2023
Trouble in Shangri-La: Sino-American tensions escalate
Checks and Balance: Seal the deal
League of her own: Sheikh Hasina’s grip on Bangladesh
Money Talks: The great debt hangover
On pain of death: Uganda’s anti-LGBT law
Babbage: What if generative AI destroys biometric security?
Debtors’ prism: mounting crises of Africa’s loans
Drum Tower: China’s LGBT crackdown
Cash out: the digital-payments revolution
Editor’s Picks: May 29th 2023
Poor more years! Erdogan triumphs in Turkey
Checks and Balance: You asked, we answer
Russian lessons: new and improved war tactics
Money Talks: Another way, another dollar?
A Ron turn: DeSantis’s disastrous announcement
Babbage: Change clinical trials and save lives
Drum Tower: Cash into their chips
Narcos and avocados: Mexico’s diversifying drug cartels
the hosts are from places where they don't drive or drive very little. It's 9+ hours from DC to Lexington, that is more than 500 miles, generally past the range of an EV now. EVs will drastically change travel in large countries like the US
The Economist is so unabashedly pro American in every situation, it's unbelievable. How can you not blame US destabilization and propping up of autocrats in the name of fighting "terrorism" as another HUGE reason? This is so disingenuous.
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“Enjoyed a famine”? A new low for the economist
Empowering elected representatives against unelected judges strengthens democracy so the hand-wringing about 'democracy' is quite silly.
Getting Moscow back into the focus lens and reporting might be a bit premature. Definitely important place to watch as Russian regime (and maybe state) dissolves, but not right timing to dedicate a weekly program on the platform to Russia, given the continuous events in Ukraine. Maybe it’s just about the naming, as the content is rather interesting
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I feel so lucky I left China months before the covid outbreak but really sorry for my family and friends left behind.
It particularly resonated with David when he said "Some of the specific pressures may be evolving, but the fundamental kind of human story of migration from a village to an urban job is one of trying to juggle the impossible economic pressures with trying to be a good parent." And the next line is even more tear-jerking "Is it enough just to earn money and send it back to your village to feed kids? One of the ways that people try and make sense of this is to say, if my children can use that money to get a good education and a better life, then I will have done the right thing, even if I was missing from their entire childhoods." How difficult it is to weigh up！
Fantastic! Very unequivocal answer and report about Chinese New Year and its transformation as well as its revival from Covid
this is clearly Pfizer propaganda. those vacancies killed my cousin.
However we experience the highest sexual discrimination and inhumanity in Iran, we have lots of problems too. We are fighting for our right to have a normal life it's not just about hijab. we live in a country with lack of jobs, highest inflation,air and water pollution, famine & poverty.
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a good summary oferece Brazil's election. Congrats.
Thanks a lot but Iran had experienced a lots of bans also we had not the Internet connection. you did not mention that.
effective altruism aka the new justification why billionaires should pay less taxes
the essence of corruption is the same as the west , the merely distinction is the pattern of monopoly or duopoly，
the thing that Melinda doesn't realise yet is that all this affordable child care - paying another person, usually female to mum the kid whilst you work -has to be done by people. The reality is that there aren't that many women - or men- who want to spend their lives looking after the children of others, they do not aspire to that role, this is partly why it is so expensive. If lots of women are going to have careers and children then other women will have to have a different path 🤷🏻 They can't all be good female politicians AND be a good mother, kids need their mothers and their fathers. Distant parenting and parenting by proxy isn't great. It is the problem of the is/ought fallacy as Hulme spoke of. Utopia doesn't exist.