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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 on American politics: https://econ.st/3iT2b5z Find The Economist’s latest coverage of the 2020 presidential election in America:...

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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 in Russia: https://youtu.be/7tziw5i3vy8 Read about the uprising—and violent government response—in Belarus: https://econ.st/3hxme8t The...

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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 climate change? 02:51 Criticisms of being late to address climate change 03:51 Sir David’s first memory of climate change 04:29 Getting the tone of “A Life on...

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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 for firing people 03:25 Unlimited holiday at Netflix 04:05 His management learning curve Further reading: Listen to the full interview with...

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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 newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/3ghRh7W Why economics sometimes changes its mind:...

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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 to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/3l79OHi Read...

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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 funds actually reach the people who need it most? 03:00 How does the American economic stimulus compare to other countries globally? 04:08 Has the increased...

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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 the trillions? 03:35 What is realistic for the global coverage of a vaccine? 04:55 Will anti-vaxxers be a problem? 06:07 How far has this set back progress...

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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 for the whole world to be vaccinated? 02:25 Who benefits financially from the vaccine? 03:54 How much will each vaccine cost? 05:10 What percentage of Americans do...

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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 on American politics: https://econ.st/3grrESz Listen to the “Checks and Balance” podcast here: https://econ.st/2Pm1IvU...

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