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Olympic champion Edwin Moses on covid-19, race and trans athletes | The Economist Podcasts

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but that’s not the only problem facing world sport. The Economist Asks podcast spoke to Edwin Moses, former hurdling gold medalist, about doping, race relations and the inclusion of transgender athletes in the Olympics. Further reading: Listen to the full podcast with Edwin Moses here: https://econ.st/2P8SrHp Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/33cGoRH Sign up to The Economist’s daily...

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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 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest...

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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 full podcast with Antonio Guterres here: https://econ.st/3e72WVz Graphic detail: the world order is at risk...

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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 The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage:...

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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 coverage: https://econ.st/3ghRh7W Read our briefing on the damage covid-19 has done to world trade:...

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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 said yourself that these are “dark days”. How would you define the biggest challenges? 01:51 - If we take your first point that they look at the...

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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 keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/382dtAd Read about an early analysis of...

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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 covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/2V7o1sq The Economist explains: the science behind social distancing:...

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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 date with our latest coverage on climate change: https://econ.st/2APVAIj Find The Economist’s most recent climate-change coverage here:...

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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 protests around the world: https://econ.st/3dWSh0n How history is repeated in the protests at the death of George Floyd...

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