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The Economist

Feb 06 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 February 4th 2021

The world this week

The real revolution on Wall Street • High tech meets high finance. It is a promising, but volatile, combination

How much is too much? • Targeted relief would be better than indiscriminate spending

The meaning of Myanmar’s coup • Attempts to dress up authoritarian regimes as democracies are unlikely to succeed

The price is wrong • If the EU insists that Britain accept its financial rules in return for market access, Britain should say no

Africa’s long covid • The pandemic threatens to undercut the poorest continent’s precarious progress

Letters

Reversion to type • SINGAPORE AND YANGON

Life, liberty • DALLAS

Vanishing act • BOSTON

Class warfare • CHICAGO

Stimulating talks • WASHINGTON, DC

Roe-ing back • WASHINGTON, DC

The courage of Adam Kinzinger • A congressman from Illinois has launched the most full-throated Republican challenge to populism

The terrible truth • BOGOTÁ

More midgets than Mussolinis • LIMA, MEXICO CITY, QUITO AND SANTIAGO

A grand bargain • Debate rages about a new social contract in Latin America

Strengthening the shrimp • SEOUL

Home, sweet home • TOKYO

Here’s my QR code • SINGAPORE

Prevention is better than cure • DELHI

The shock of the old • The new general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party is a surprise

Red Guards, redux • SHANGHAI

Young at art • BEIJING

Of sickness and homesickness • To fight covid-19, migrants are being asked to miss the biggest holiday of the year

At the end of the line • DAKAR, JOHANNESBURG AND NAIROBI

A sea of trouble • JERUSALEM

Broken-down country • CAIRO

Murder, plain and simple • Male-dominated governments are doing little to end the killing of women

Send in the technocrats, again • ROME

A mockery of justice • MOSCOW

Running out of gas? • BERLIN

Solitary cinema • A Swedish film festival has just one attendee

Looking for someone to blame • When something goes wrong in the EU, responsibility is passed around

The view from the City • The price of access to the EU for financial services is likely to be high, and the industry is divided over whether Britain should pay it

Spirit of the age

Riding high • Boris Johnson is suddenly flush with political capital. Here’s how he should spend it

Don’t stand so close to me • BERLIN

Life after Jeff • NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO

Driving apart • Daimler Truck and Mercedes-Benz part ways

Too close to the sun • HONG KONG

Cook v Zuck • Apple’s privacy policy kicks Facebook where it hurts

Goalless defeat • PARIS

Talent management • Executives, not investors, may be to blame for short-termism

The long squeeze • Shareholders are rebelling against ExxonMobil’s hydrocarbon-heavy strategy

Transfer of power • NEW YORK

Meme team • How the Reddit community of 8m “degenerates” works

Pay-per trade • NEW YORK

Border crossings • HONG KONG

After months of dithering... • BERLIN

Shark attack • Why the WallStreetBets crowd are able to profit from predatory trading

The natural question • A new report puts the eco into...


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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 February 4th 2021

The world this week

The real revolution on Wall Street • High tech meets high finance. It is a promising, but volatile, combination

How much is too much? • Targeted relief would be better than indiscriminate spending

The meaning of Myanmar’s coup • Attempts to dress up authoritarian regimes as democracies are unlikely to succeed

The price is wrong • If the EU insists that Britain accept its financial rules in return for market access, Britain should say no

Africa’s long covid • The pandemic threatens to undercut the poorest continent’s precarious progress

Letters

Reversion to type • SINGAPORE AND YANGON

Life, liberty • DALLAS

Vanishing act • BOSTON

Class warfare • CHICAGO

Stimulating talks • WASHINGTON, DC

Roe-ing back • WASHINGTON, DC

The courage of Adam Kinzinger • A congressman from Illinois has launched the most full-throated Republican challenge to populism

The terrible truth • BOGOTÁ

More midgets than Mussolinis • LIMA, MEXICO CITY, QUITO AND SANTIAGO

A grand bargain • Debate rages about a new social contract in Latin America

Strengthening the shrimp • SEOUL

Home, sweet home • TOKYO

Here’s my QR code • SINGAPORE

Prevention is better than cure • DELHI

The shock of the old • The new general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party is a surprise

Red Guards, redux • SHANGHAI

Young at art • BEIJING

Of sickness and homesickness • To fight covid-19, migrants are being asked to miss the biggest holiday of the year

At the end of the line • DAKAR, JOHANNESBURG AND NAIROBI

A sea of trouble • JERUSALEM

Broken-down country • CAIRO

Murder, plain and simple • Male-dominated governments are doing little to end the killing of women

Send in the technocrats, again • ROME

A mockery of justice • MOSCOW

Running out of gas? • BERLIN

Solitary cinema • A Swedish film festival has just one attendee

Looking for someone to blame • When something goes wrong in the EU, responsibility is passed around

The view from the City • The price of access to the EU for financial services is likely to be high, and the industry is divided over whether Britain should pay it

Spirit of the age

Riding high • Boris Johnson is suddenly flush with political capital. Here’s how he should spend it

Don’t stand so close to me • BERLIN

Life after Jeff • NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO

Driving apart • Daimler Truck and Mercedes-Benz part ways

Too close to the sun • HONG KONG

Cook v Zuck • Apple’s privacy policy kicks Facebook where it hurts

Goalless defeat • PARIS

Talent management • Executives, not investors, may be to blame for short-termism

The long squeeze • Shareholders are rebelling against ExxonMobil’s hydrocarbon-heavy strategy

Transfer of power • NEW YORK

Meme team • How the Reddit community of 8m “degenerates” works

Pay-per trade • NEW YORK

Border crossings • HONG KONG

After months of dithering... • BERLIN

Shark attack • Why the WallStreetBets crowd are able to profit from predatory trading

The natural question • A new report puts the eco into...


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