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America’s pandemic election: what could go wrong? | The Economist

America’s 2020 presidential election will be a contest like no other. From the effects of mass mail-in voting to the threat of disinformation and delayed results—how ugly could it get? Sign up to our free webinar The US elections and the economy here: https://econ.st/3cApChN Further content: Sign up to “Checks and Balance”, our weekly newsletter …

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Putin, the poisoning and Belarus: what’s really going on? | The Economist

Vladimir Putin has been rattled by protests in Belarus and Russia’s far east—and stands accused of poisoning Alexei Navalny, his only real political rival at home. What does Putin really fear? Further content: Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage: https://econ.st/3c7QSUD Watch our film about covid-19 …

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David Attenborough talks about his new Netflix film | The Economist Podcast

Sir David Attenborough is about about to release his latest film—on Netflix. The 93-year old tells Economist Radio’s Anne McElvoy about “A Life On Our Planet”, as well as offering his opinions on President Trump, Greta Thunberg and eating meat. 00:00 Sir David Attenborough’s career and new film 01:22 What’s Chernobyl got to do with …

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Netflix CEO: why you shouldn’t try to please your boss | The Economist Podcast

With 193m subscribers worldwide, Netflix has revolutionised the TV and film industry. Reed Hastings, the firm’s CEO, tells The Economist Asks podcast that its success is built on the radical management style he has created within the company. 00:00 How Netflix is managed 01:23 Why employees shouldn’t try to please their boss 03:09 Netflix’s reputation …

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Public Debt: how much is too much? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic is set to increase public debt to levels last seen after the second world war. But is rising public debt a cause for concern? New economic thinking suggests perhaps not, at least for now. Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily …

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China v America: why universities are on the front line | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic could cause a massive drop in the number of Chinese students travelling abroad. That would be disastrous for many Western universities—but for the Chinese government, it is a geopolitical opportunity. Read more here: https://econ.st/3557Pxz Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19: https://econ.st/2CQRUr2 Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter …

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America’s stimulus package: is it working? | The Economist

America has spent trillions of dollars on stimulus packages to prop up its economy in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. But is it working—and what will the long-term effects be? Our experts answer your questions. Question timecodes: 00:00 Introduction to US economic stimulus 00:44 Where does the stimulus money come from? 01:43 Will the …

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Covid-19: Bill Gates predicts the end of the pandemic | The Economist

Bill Gates had long warned of the risk that a new virus would go global. Now he explains to Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how—and when—the covid-19 pandemic is likely to end. To find out more read here: https://econ.st/3aCqVvI 00:00 Introduction 00:50 Are we spending enough? 01:51 Why aren’t we spending the billions to save …

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Covid-19: When will a vaccine be ready? | The Economist

Around $10bn is being spent on finding a vaccine for coronavirus—it’s not nearly enough. And even when a covid-19 vaccine is found how should it be distributed fairly? Our experts answer your questions. 00:00 Covid-19: When will a vaccine be ready? 00:50 Will there ever be a “silver-bullet” vaccine? 01:41 How long would it take …

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Election 2020: what a Biden victory could mean for America | The Economist

Joe Biden currently stands a good chance of winning the presidency. He is a lifelong centrist, but could turn out to be the most ambitious Democratic president in generations. Read more here: https://econ.st/31Ammy6 Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of the 2020 US election here: https://econ.st/3a2ptCN Sign up to “Checks and Balance”, our weekly newsletter …

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Stockmarket v economy: the impact of covid-19 | The Economist

American stockmarkets have enjoyed a record-breaking streak, even though the country’s economy faces the deepest recession in living memory. Why is stockmarket performance so seemingly cut off from current events, and what does this tell us about how the economy works? Read more here: https://econ.st/2OUT5rH Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 …

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China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist

Global leadership has been missing during the covid-19 pandemic. While President Trump has been pulling America out of global organisations like the WHO, China is seeking to increase its international influence, creating a shift in the world order. Read more here: https://econ.st/3eD5c7n Read our special report about the United Nations here: https://econ.st/31WYjuI Listen to the …

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Covid-19: why travel will never be the same | The Economist

Covid-19 has devastated global travel and—as the industry recovers from the effects of the pandemic—tourism will be increasingly localised and complicated. This won’t just affect foreign holidays; it could disrupt the workings of the globalised world. Read more here: https://econ.st/3gJ0O8f Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2VVNiWW Sign up to …

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Covid-19: what will happen to the global economy? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has caused economic chaos and uncertainty. Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, and Edward Carr, our deputy editor, answer your questions about the global economy Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 …

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How to fix the United Nations | The Economist Podcasts

As the United Nations turns 75 years old, the world order it established has never been under greater strain. On “The Economist Asks” podcast, Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, explains how—and why—international cooperation needs to be fixed. 00:31 – Mr Guterres, the UN turns 75 at a moment of multiple crises and new challenges. You’ve …

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Covid-19: is working from home really the new normal? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift towards remote working. This could affect not just people’s working lives, but the shape of cities, gender equality and even how we measure time. Read more here: https://econ.st/3fXZVZ7 Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2Z4kI6C Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to …

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Covid-19: what you need to know about the second wave | The Economist

The world now faces the threat of a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks. Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, and Slavea Chankova, our health-care correspondent, answer your questions. Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2YU5Mrq Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest …

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The carbon cycle is key to understanding climate change | The Economist

Until a few hundred years ago there was a perfect balance of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Human activity has disrupted that balance. What can be done to restore it? Find our school briefings series here, including our recent climate explainers: https://econ.st/2BQkGqU Sign up to receive The Economist’s fortnightly newsletter to keep up to …

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How to fix America’s police | The Economist

George Floyd’s killing has reignited #BlackLivesMatter and sparked calls for America to defund its police forces, with some arguing that this is the only way to overcome systemic racism. But defunding is not the only option. Read more here: https://econ.st/3cTUit7 Read our obituary for George Floyd here: https://econ.st/3dTWeTK The killing of George Floyd has sparked …

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$1bn to save the ocean | The Economist

We asked Sir David Attenborough and four other leading thinkers on ocean conservation how they would invest $1bn to protect the ocean. Some of their answers may surprise you. Film supported by @Blancpain https://www.woi.economist.com/ Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s …

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Covid-19: what’s really going on in Russia? | The Economist

Vladimir Putin claims Russia has covid-19 “under total control”, but whistleblowers say the official figures are fabricated. As well as leading to many more deaths, this could dent Mr Putin’s popularity for years to come. Read more here: https://econ.st/2z4BJV0 Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Further reading: Find The Economist’s most …

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How scientists calculate climate change | The Economist

Climate activists talk a lot about following “the science” around climate change. What actually is the science and how is it calculated? Read more here: https://econ.st/3ci07Qy Find our school briefings series here, including our recent climate explainers: https://econ.st/2Zeo7kV Sign up to receive The Economist’s fortnightly newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage …

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Covid-19: why the economy could fare worse than you think | The Economist

Three months after lockdown was relaxed in China, its economy is now running at around 90% of normal levels. Although 90% may sound fine, for many it could be catastrophic. Read more here: https://econ.st/2AeZ86k Further reading: Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.trib.al/YD53WI6 Find …

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Why politicians have failed to tackle climate change | The Economist

Global warming is the defining threat facing the planet. So why has so little been done to curb it? Read more here: https://econ.st/3gevRJu Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Sign up to receive The Economist’s fortnightly newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage on climate change: https://econ.st/3dZrKz6 Find …

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Can sea creatures adapt to climate change? | The Economist

Horseshoe crabs predate the dinosaurs and have survived mass extinctions and major climatic shifts. Meet the biologist who is researching these living fossils to see if they could hold evolutionary secrets for marine species in the face of climate change. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy For more from Economist Films …

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How covid-19 could change the financial world order | The Economist

America has dominated global finance for decades. But could covid-19 tip the balance of financial power in China’s favour? Further reading: Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.trib.al/YD53WI6 Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2QXX9sJ Read Matthieu Favas’ special report here: …

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Covid-19: how it will change the world | The Economist

Even when covid-19 is under control, the long-term effects of the virus will be far-reaching. How will the coronavirus pandemic—and the way it has been handled—change the world? Read more here: https://econ.st/2yEhCg9 Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2QXX9sJ Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to …

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Covid-19: what the world has learned during lockdown | The Economist

Lockdowns appear to have slowed the spread of covid-19. But what has the world learned about the virus during this time? Ed Carr, The Economist’s deputy editor, and Callum Williams, our senior economics correspondent, answer your questions. Read more here: https://econ.st/2WtcLGF Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2QXX9sJ Sign up …

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How to stop plastic getting into the ocean | The Economist

Plastic pollution poses a major threat to ocean life. Meet the engineers who are using rubbish-guzzling boats to stem the flow at its source. Read more here: https://econ.st/3d0bjCe Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/

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