Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

How China is crushing the Uighurs | The Economist

China’s Muslim Uighurs face systematic oppression from their own government. Their home province of Xinjiang has been turned into a police state—an estimated one million of them are detained in camps where they are brainwashed. How and why are China’s leaders doing this? Read more from the Economist here: https://econ.st/2JCDIBr Click here to subscribe to …

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Who is the real Boris Johnson? | The Economist

Boris Johnson is likely to become Britain’s next prime minister. In today’s ugly politics he would be a dangerous leader. Read more here: https://econ.st/2JnZIzI Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Boris Johnson—you can love him, you can hate him but who is he? In some ways, he’s a very, very familiar …

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Who will challenge Donald Trump in 2020? | The Economist

The 2020 Democratic primary election is already one of the most hotly contested in history, with over 20 candidates vying to lead the party. John Prideaux, our US editor, takes a look at the front-runners. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Read more here: https://econ.st/2X2ZdzG For more from Economist Films visit: …

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Secrets of the deep ocean | The Economist

Parts of the ocean floor are being explored for the first time. Scientists are using technology to map the damage caused by humanity—and reveal clues about how the ocean can be better protected. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Deep beneath the ocean’s surface lie vast areas of seabed that have …

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How to spot a child genius | Economist

Gifted children around the world are going under the radar—their talents not recognised or nurtured. More should be done to spot these “lost Einsteins” Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy How do you spot a child genius? Gifted children tend to share three defining characteristics. First, they develop skills at a …

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How the D-Day landings shaped the world | The Economist

The D-Day landings were the biggest seaborne invasion ever seen. They not only helped to liberate Europe from the Nazis but were instrumental in changing the world order Read more here: https://econ.st/2WfPSUP Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy On June 6th 1944 Allied troops staged the largest seaborne invasion the world …

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This could change the way cancer is treated | The Economist

A combination of drugs, including aspirin and statins, are being tested to treat cancer and other illnesses. There is mounting clinical evidence that the “repurposing” of existing drugs could offer effective new treatments. Read more here: https://econ.st/2WgHlpz Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Right now we’d like to take a few …

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America v China: a new kind of cold war | The Economist

America and China are fighting over far more than trade. If this growing rivalry is managed badly, everybody will lose. Read more here: https://econ.st/2YTgtsH Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy The dispute between the United States and China is about much more than trade. For everything from blockbuster films to lunar …

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How sea cucumbers can help the ocean | The Economist

Sea cucumbers are a prized aphrodisiac in China. But like many coastal species they have been chronically overfished. One remote community in Madagascar has started a pioneering coastal-farming project with astonishing results. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy The ocean is facing environmental catastrophe. Overfishing is a ticking time bomb for …

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Why India’s election has stoked conflict | The Economist

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has galvanised voters with an appeal to Hindu nationalism. But rising Hindu-Muslim violence is putting India’s historic secularism at risk. Read more here: https://econ.st/2M3ApHC Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy India, the world’s biggest democracy. 29 states, seven territories, 900m voters and one age-old fault line …

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Why Europe’s nationalist parties all sound alike

Nationalist parties in the European Union are gaining momentum. At a time when the EU is increasingly fractured, they are united on many issues. What are they? Read more here: https://econ.st/2M0LERr Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Three European politicians. They speak different languages but they’re all singing the same tune. …

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Why is vanilla so expensive? | The Economist

In recent years, natural vanilla has sometimes been more expensive than silver by weight. Vanilla farmers in Madagascar are cashing in—but violence, theft and volatile markets are threatening their prospects. Read more here: https://econ.st/2W5qwNB Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy From ice cream to cakes and even perfume, vanilla is the …

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Why is Alzheimer’s still a medical mystery? | The Economist

Decades of scientific research into Alzheimer’s have failed to find a cure. Little is known about the degenerative brain disease—but this may be about to change. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy As populations have aged, dementia has soared to become the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease, a …

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Are monarchies a thing of the past? | The Economist

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating the birth of their baby boy. A new emperor has ascended to the throne in Japan. And Thailand is crowning its new king. Around the world monarchies are holding up surprisingly well. What is the secret to their success? Read more here: https://econ.st/2LoxqcC Click here to subscribe to …

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Mandela’s legacy: 25 years on | The Economist

Nelson Mandela is one of the great icons of the 20th century. Yet many of South Africa’s “born free” generation—those born after the end of apartheid—are conflicted about his legacy. https://econ.st/2GJ7OCX 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 full video catalogue: …

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This is the most over-fished sea in the world | The Economist

The Mediterranean supports countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa—but its fish stocks are almost completely collapsed. Meet the man who is leading attempts to revive its marine habitats. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy This is the extraordinary story of one man’s dream to save the most over-fished …

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How to defeat malaria | The Economist

Malaria still kills around 400,000 people a year. Efforts to eradicate the disease have stalled because of drug resistance—but pioneering gene-editing technology might offer a new solution Read more here: https://econ.st/2XHVIiY 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 full video catalogue: …

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Who will be Britain’s next prime minister? | The Economist

The race is already on to replace Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister. Adrian Wooldridge, our political editor, assesses the chances of five leading Conservative politicians hoping to take the top job. To read more, click this link: https://econ.st/2GjzNYA Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy For more from Economist Films visit: …

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Is private education good for society? | The Economist

Across the world private education is booming. Though private schools and tuition promote inequality, Emma Duncan, our social policy editor, explains why governments should embrace the private sector’s rise Read more here: https://econ.st/2X4ODsm Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy There is a big boom in private education all over the world. …

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The truth about lies | The Economist

From little fibs to big fat whoppers, lying is part of human nature. Lane Greene, our language guru, examines the difference between lies, falsehoods and plain nonsense. To read more about why the press should call out politicians when they lie click here: https://econ.st/2FRdmJS Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy For …

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