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The Economist

Mar 20 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 March 18th 2›21

The world this week

Dealing with China • An epoch-defining contest between autocracy and liberal values lies ahead 

Biden’s border crisis • The president faces a decisive test of his leadership

Another shot in the foot • European countries’ abundance of caution will cost lives

A taste for cracking down • The government should bin its illiberal attempt to restrict protest

How to promote African factories • A sub-Saharan industrial revolution need not be a pipe dream

Letters

The way it’s going to be • BEIJING AND HONG KONG

Biden’s border bind • MCALLEN, TEXAS

Red lights • ATLANTA

Trying to get the hang of IT • LOS ANGELES

Lives or livelihoods? • Battered by covid-19, the Mount Rushmore state roars ahead

Haunted houses • CHICAGO

Joe Biden’s passage to India • America’s serially underperforming relationship with India has never looked more important

At loggerheads over the Amazon • SÃO PAULO AND WASHINGTON, DC

Over the line • A court case in New York rocks a central American president

After the storm • A constitutional convention offers Chile a chance of a new social contract

Blood money • YANGON

Inching forward • TOKYO

Mourning sickness • WELLINGTON

A two-year break • DELHI

Chambers of secrets • SYDNEY

Himalayan upheaval • China and India take opposite approaches to a crisis in Nepal

The unseen • SHENZHEN

Another tight one • JERUSALEM

Bulldozed by reality • Tanzania’s covid-denying president dies

Mozambique and the war on terror • JOHANNESBURG

Manufacturing hope • DAKAR

The sleepwalker • BERLIN

Suddenly Sigrid • AMSTERDAM

Future impurrfect • PARIS

The banker and the president • ISTANBUL

Panic womb • MOSCOW

The new Turks • Britain is the latest scrappy outsider in Brussels

White heat • Britain puts science and technology at the heart of a foreign and defence policy shake-up

Stocking up • Britain’s decision to add nukes is a blow to non-proliferation

Chop, chop • Why cuts are going to be so savage

No more parades • An awkward coincidence draws attention to an illiberal bill

England speaks up • A radical new force is reshaping the country

It might seem crazy • SÃO PAULO AND SEOUL

Analects and abacus • TOKYO

Free to go • Acquittal for Eni’s ceO and others accused in an oily bribery case

Searching for the next big thing • BEIJING

Winning personality • The divide between introverts and extroverts

2025 vision • MILAN

America’s 5G shock • Verizon and at & t face a blaring wake-up call

Over the great wall • HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI

Overflowing • America’s banking system has too much cash. The consequences are bizarre

What’s wrong with this picture? • Non-fungible tokens are useful, innovative—and frothy

New instructions • WASHINGTON, DC

The Draghi effect • The bull case for euro-zone stockmarkets centres on Italy

For goodness’ sake • Why two former central bankers are talking about trust

Ears in the sky • By listening for radio and radar signals, a new generation of satellites can track human activity, both...


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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 March 18th 2›21

The world this week

Dealing with China • An epoch-defining contest between autocracy and liberal values lies ahead 

Biden’s border crisis • The president faces a decisive test of his leadership

Another shot in the foot • European countries’ abundance of caution will cost lives

A taste for cracking down • The government should bin its illiberal attempt to restrict protest

How to promote African factories • A sub-Saharan industrial revolution need not be a pipe dream

Letters

The way it’s going to be • BEIJING AND HONG KONG

Biden’s border bind • MCALLEN, TEXAS

Red lights • ATLANTA

Trying to get the hang of IT • LOS ANGELES

Lives or livelihoods? • Battered by covid-19, the Mount Rushmore state roars ahead

Haunted houses • CHICAGO

Joe Biden’s passage to India • America’s serially underperforming relationship with India has never looked more important

At loggerheads over the Amazon • SÃO PAULO AND WASHINGTON, DC

Over the line • A court case in New York rocks a central American president

After the storm • A constitutional convention offers Chile a chance of a new social contract

Blood money • YANGON

Inching forward • TOKYO

Mourning sickness • WELLINGTON

A two-year break • DELHI

Chambers of secrets • SYDNEY

Himalayan upheaval • China and India take opposite approaches to a crisis in Nepal

The unseen • SHENZHEN

Another tight one • JERUSALEM

Bulldozed by reality • Tanzania’s covid-denying president dies

Mozambique and the war on terror • JOHANNESBURG

Manufacturing hope • DAKAR

The sleepwalker • BERLIN

Suddenly Sigrid • AMSTERDAM

Future impurrfect • PARIS

The banker and the president • ISTANBUL

Panic womb • MOSCOW

The new Turks • Britain is the latest scrappy outsider in Brussels

White heat • Britain puts science and technology at the heart of a foreign and defence policy shake-up

Stocking up • Britain’s decision to add nukes is a blow to non-proliferation

Chop, chop • Why cuts are going to be so savage

No more parades • An awkward coincidence draws attention to an illiberal bill

England speaks up • A radical new force is reshaping the country

It might seem crazy • SÃO PAULO AND SEOUL

Analects and abacus • TOKYO

Free to go • Acquittal for Eni’s ceO and others accused in an oily bribery case

Searching for the next big thing • BEIJING

Winning personality • The divide between introverts and extroverts

2025 vision • MILAN

America’s 5G shock • Verizon and at & t face a blaring wake-up call

Over the great wall • HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI

Overflowing • America’s banking system has too much cash. The consequences are bizarre

What’s wrong with this picture? • Non-fungible tokens are useful, innovative—and frothy

New instructions • WASHINGTON, DC

The Draghi effect • The bull case for euro-zone stockmarkets centres on Italy

For goodness’ sake • Why two former central bankers are talking about trust

Ears in the sky • By listening for radio and radar signals, a new generation of satellites can track human activity, both...


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