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The Economist

May 01 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 April 29th 2021

The world this week

The most dangerous place on Earth • How to avoid war over the future of Taiwan

And now for the aftershock • Evidence is mounting that long covid is a real threat to global health

Biden’s taxing problem • How to tax capital without hurting investment

Viktor Orban’s university challenge • The ruling party seizes control of Hungary’s ivory towers

The virtue of virtual • Diplomats have tried new tools during the pandemic. They should use them after it

Letters

Something wicked this way comes • BEIJING

100 days of aptitude • WASHINGTON, DC

Finis • The only classics department at a historically black college is closing

Sidelined • NEW YORK

Overproof • NEWARK

In praise of the Mormon right • Utah offers a lesson in pragmatic conservatism that the Republicans badly need

Sergeant López Obrador • MEXICO CITY

Thyme, the great healer • CARACAS

How will the covid-19 bill be paid? • Colombia is a test case of the fiscal decisions Latin American governments face

Panda power • TOKYO

Chips and blocks • PYEONGTAEK

Isolation nation • SYDNEY

Heartening heroics • DELHI

A real tree-for-all • There is a ray of hope for South-East Asia’s beleaguered tropical forests

Is China’s population shrinking? • BEIJING

Doves become hawks • NEW YORK

Dissing Oscar • HONG KONG

Past their sell-by date • DUBAI AND JERUSALEM

The enemy of my enemy • NAJAF

Villa-squatting • NAIROBI

A room without a roof • DAKAR

Caucasian knot • BAKU, ISTANBUL AND YEREVAN

The rule of Law and Justice • WARSAW

Empty pews, big pulpit • MADRID

Geeks v bureaucrats • PARIS

Shh! A silent centralisation • The European Commission is becoming more powerful, albeit quietly

It’s all happening in Hartlepool • HARTLEPOOL

Pond dipping • BANGOR

Peely-wally • DUMBARTON

Domestic politics • The best way to avoid Downing Street sleaze may be to pamper the prime minister a bit more

The Zoom where it happens • Even more than most people, diplomats have had to adjust the way they work during the pandemic. And as in other areas, this is accelerating change

Living on the edge • The world’s biggest chipmaker is learning how to thrive amid the Sino-American tech war: make yourself indispensable

Flying blind • Apple’s privacy rules force marketers to find new ways to target ads

White hot • The covid-ravaged economy’s surprising bright spot

Safe as warehouses • Developers struggle to meet demand for storage space

Forest bump • OSLO

The king of Wolfsburg • BERLIN

When the boss is behind you • The costs of office-less executives outweigh the benefits

The magical realism of Tesla • And the blunt reality of geopolitics

Money, machines and mayhem • A post-pandemic boom is beginning in the rich world. History suggests that things are about to get interesting

Benchmarking Biden • Will Joe Biden’s proposed taxes on capital make America an outlier?

Up to speed • Why private-credit markets are due a growth spurt

Lights, power, inaction • How to track the economic impact of India’s second covid-19 wave

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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 April 29th 2021

The world this week

The most dangerous place on Earth • How to avoid war over the future of Taiwan

And now for the aftershock • Evidence is mounting that long covid is a real threat to global health

Biden’s taxing problem • How to tax capital without hurting investment

Viktor Orban’s university challenge • The ruling party seizes control of Hungary’s ivory towers

The virtue of virtual • Diplomats have tried new tools during the pandemic. They should use them after it

Letters

Something wicked this way comes • BEIJING

100 days of aptitude • WASHINGTON, DC

Finis • The only classics department at a historically black college is closing

Sidelined • NEW YORK

Overproof • NEWARK

In praise of the Mormon right • Utah offers a lesson in pragmatic conservatism that the Republicans badly need

Sergeant López Obrador • MEXICO CITY

Thyme, the great healer • CARACAS

How will the covid-19 bill be paid? • Colombia is a test case of the fiscal decisions Latin American governments face

Panda power • TOKYO

Chips and blocks • PYEONGTAEK

Isolation nation • SYDNEY

Heartening heroics • DELHI

A real tree-for-all • There is a ray of hope for South-East Asia’s beleaguered tropical forests

Is China’s population shrinking? • BEIJING

Doves become hawks • NEW YORK

Dissing Oscar • HONG KONG

Past their sell-by date • DUBAI AND JERUSALEM

The enemy of my enemy • NAJAF

Villa-squatting • NAIROBI

A room without a roof • DAKAR

Caucasian knot • BAKU, ISTANBUL AND YEREVAN

The rule of Law and Justice • WARSAW

Empty pews, big pulpit • MADRID

Geeks v bureaucrats • PARIS

Shh! A silent centralisation • The European Commission is becoming more powerful, albeit quietly

It’s all happening in Hartlepool • HARTLEPOOL

Pond dipping • BANGOR

Peely-wally • DUMBARTON

Domestic politics • The best way to avoid Downing Street sleaze may be to pamper the prime minister a bit more

The Zoom where it happens • Even more than most people, diplomats have had to adjust the way they work during the pandemic. And as in other areas, this is accelerating change

Living on the edge • The world’s biggest chipmaker is learning how to thrive amid the Sino-American tech war: make yourself indispensable

Flying blind • Apple’s privacy rules force marketers to find new ways to target ads

White hot • The covid-ravaged economy’s surprising bright spot

Safe as warehouses • Developers struggle to meet demand for storage space

Forest bump • OSLO

The king of Wolfsburg • BERLIN

When the boss is behind you • The costs of office-less executives outweigh the benefits

The magical realism of Tesla • And the blunt reality of geopolitics

Money, machines and mayhem • A post-pandemic boom is beginning in the rich world. History suggests that things are about to get interesting

Benchmarking Biden • Will Joe Biden’s proposed taxes on capital make America an outlier?

Up to speed • Why private-credit markets are due a growth spurt

Lights, power, inaction • How to track the economic impact of India’s second covid-19 wave

Help...


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