Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Why is the World Cup important to Qatar?

Qatar is about to host the most expensive World Cup ever, costing as much as $300bn. Why has this small, gas-rich kingdom chosen to host football’s most prestigious event, and how does it fit into its broader plans for economic transformation? 00:00 - Why is Qatar hosting the World Cup? 00:57 - World Cups are expensive competitions 01:56 - Qatar’s human rights violations 02:36 - Qatar’s place in the Gulf 04:43 - Qatar distinguishes itself from...

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Trump 2024: could he win again?

It’s official: Donald Trump is running for president in 2024. What will his campaign look like, and does he stand a chance of winning? Our Washington bureau chief reacts to the announcement. 00:00 - Trump is back 00:50 - Trump makes 2024 presidential bid 02:23 - Who is Trump’s new rival? 03:08 - What’s behind Trump’s early announcement? 03:50 - Could Trump win? Sign up the The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3TOTlb2 Trump is...

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G20: The Economist interviews Indonesia’s president

The host of this year’s G20 considers himself a key player in resolving geopolitical tension. But to many, Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, is a bit of a mystery. The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, sat down with him. 00:00 - Bali is hosting the G20 00:44 - Mitigating global tension 03:30 - Threat of Taiwan invasion 05:25 - Renewable energy in Indonesia 06:36 - Jokowi’s future plans To read more of our coverage on...

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COP27: who should pay for a warming planet?

Campaigners who believe world leaders are not doing enough to combat climate change are taking matters into their own hands—and suing governments and fossil-fuel companies. But can the climate catastrophe really be resolved in court? 00:00 - A rapidly warming world 01:25 - Climate effects in Peru 03:54 - Climate adaptation funding 05:17 - Peru farmer v RWE 08:36 - Rise in climate litigation cases 09:49 - Landmark win for the Torres Strait Islands...

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Iran protests: can they topple the regime?

Protests in Iran pose the biggest threat to the country’s authoritarian regime in decades. But how does an uprising transform into a revolution? Lessons from Iran’s own history offer some clues. 00:00 - How can Iran’s protests topple the regime? 01:00 - Four factors affect the success of the protests 01:20 - 1. Stronger leadership 02:50 - 2. Resilience 03:55 - 3. The regime cracks 04:55 - 4. International support Sign up to The Economist’s...

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Why Belgium is now the cocaine capital of Europe

With record seizures of cocaine at Belgian ports, the country has become Europe’s cocaine-trafficking capital. As the flow of drugs increases, local authorities are struggling with corruption and violence. 00:00 - Antwerp: Europe’s cocaine trafficking capital 01:48 - How much cocaine gets seized? 03:18 - Why do traffickers choose the port of Antwerp? 05:54 - The entrepreneurial Balkan mafias 07:35 - How do cocaine mafias make a profit? 08:16 -...

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Climate change: can money stop deforestation?

Rampant deforestation has driven economic growth, but accelerates climate change. How do you put a price on trees, to make them worth more alive than dead? Film supported by Bain and Company 00:00 - Can money grow on trees? 00:55 - What Costa Rica can teach us 01:52 - Down with the trees: rapid deforestation around the world 03:15 - Why tree-planting schemes aren’t always the answer 04:24 - Paying for existing trees: carbon credits 06:38 - How to...

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Lula beats Bolsonaro: what happens now?

President Bolsonaro has lost the Brazilian election to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by a razor-thin margin. Will Bolsonaro and his supporters accept the result, and what does Lula’s win mean for Brazil, and for the world? 00:00 - Lula wins the Brazilian election 00:55 - How might Bolsonaro react? 01:50 - What will this mean for Lula? 03:08 - What will this mean for the world? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter:...

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Is Vladimir Putin ill? We investigate

Rumours about Vladimir Putin’s health were circulating before the war in Ukraine. We investigate the claims #russia #Putin #Ukraine #shorts

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Incels: how online extremism is changing

“Incels” are an online community of mostly young men, some of whom promote violent hatred of women. In the online world, violent extremism is evolving in ever more fluid ways — with fatal consequences in the real world. Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP See more from our Now & Next series: https://films.economist.com/nowandnext 00:00 - How the internet is changing violent extremism 01:10 - The radicalisation superhighway 02:50 - The...

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Rishi Sunak: what challenges await Britain’s new PM?

Britain has a new prime minister—again. Rishi Sunak inherits a mountain of problems. The Economist’s Britain editor assesses the challenges Mr Sunak faces. 00:00 - Britain’s new Prime Minister 00:30 - The markets react 01:07 - Public services under pressure 02:34 - Rishi’s balancing act 03:06- Political instability: the ongoing risk Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI For our most recent Britain coverage:...

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How Trump is still damaging American politics

As Donald Trump and his supporters continue to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen, American democracy looks fragile. With election-deniers running for office, and many new voting restrictions, how will the midterm elections shape the playing field for the 2024 presidential election? 00:00 - Democracy is under assault in America 01:38 - Americans are worried about the state of democracy 04:04 - An unprecedented amount of new voting...

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How to draw Vladimir Putin #cartoon #Putin

How do you draw Putin? We asked KAL, our political cartoonist. #cartoon #Putin #shorts #art #politics

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CCP Congress: what will Xi do next?

What's it like to attend the Chinese Communist Party’s most important political meeting? Our correspondent, who was at the opening of the 20th National Congress, explains what it was like and what we might learn about Xi Jinping’s plans for China's future in the coming days 00:00 - What is the Chinese Communist Party congress? 00:38 - Our correspondent’s journey 01:50 - Xi Jinping's speech 02:55 - What else is on the agenda? Sign up to The...

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Brazil elections: the enduring threat of Bolsonaro

President Jair Bolsonaro, the Trump of the Tropics, has undermined democracy, drummed up division and inspired cult-like devotion from his followers. Whether he is re-elected or not, the right-wing populist movement he has unleashed is unlikely to go away. 00:00 - The appeal of Bolsonaro 01:02 - Bolsonaro’s power in Congress 03:20 - Bolsonaro and the gun lobby 05:39 - Bolsonaro’s impact on the environment 07:42 - Bolsonaro’s appeal to evangelical...

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How the Mexican cartels are making profits now

Mexican cartels and criminals are the leading producers of illegal synthetic drugs. This shift is fuelling the latest phase in America’s opioid crisis. 00:00 - The growing market of illicit synthetic drugs 01:05 - Mexico’s booming production of illegal fentanyl 02:22 - The third wave of America's opioid crisis 03:56 - What are the costs of illicit fentanyl production? 04:53 - How is illegal fentanyl manufactured? 05:33 - What is China’s role?...

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Why did the chicken…get so big? #facts #food #shorts

Full video: People eat 65 billion chickens every year. It is the fastest-growing meat product. Yet pound for pound the price of chicken has fallen sharply. How has this happened? #facts #food #shorts

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Brazil’s elections: The Economist interviews Lula

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly known as Lula, is the former leftist president of Brazil and the man taking on Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing incumbent, in the country’s upcoming presidential election. In an exclusive interview with The Economist, Lula discusses his campaign and his plans for Brazil. 00:00 - The man taking on Bolsonaro 00:55 - Violence during the election 02:50 - Lula’s plans to pacify Bolsonaristas 03:46 - Lula on corruption...

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UK economy: is there worse to come?

The British pound has tanked, markets are in crisis and economists worldwide are panicking. What’s happening to the British economy? 00:00 - Britain’s economy is in crisis 00:58 - What happened? 01:31 - What does this mean? 01:51 - How do they fix it? To read more about Britain's economic crisis: https://econ.st/3Rh3o7m For our most recent coverage on Britain’s economy: https://econ.st/3UMZCFG Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter:...

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Who Is Xi Jinping?

This year Xi Jinping is expected to begin a historic third term as president, cementing his status as China’s strongest leader since Mao. The future of China's 1.4 billion people—and perhaps world peace—now depend to a large extent on the mind of one man. So who is President Xi, and what is his vision for China and its place in the world? 00:00 - Who is Xi Jinping? 01:56 - The “princelings” 03:08 - Purge of the CCP 05:33 - Life in Liangjiahe 09:06...

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