Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Why hunting animals could be good for conservation | The Economist

Trophy hunting sparks outrage around the world. But the highly controversial sport can actually help to protect some of Africa's most endangered big animals. Here's how. Find The Economist’s latest coverage of Africa: https://econ.st/3bTxaNw Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage: https://econ.st/3l79OHi Read more about airlines banning trophy hunting: https://econ.st/3bVs6by Does conservation...

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How covid-19 exposes systemic racism in America | The Economist

Black people in America are twice as likely to die from covid-19 as white people. This highlights the country’s ongoing struggle with structural racism, as our experts explain Sign up to our weekly American politics newsletter “Checks and Balance,” to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3vlemOX Read our special report on race in America: https://econ.st/2QOtjKs George Floyd’s legacy, a year since his murder: https://econ.st/3oKjx8A How...

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How to deal with big tech | The Economist

Senator Amy Klobuchar is leading a crusade against big-tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google. These companies dominate the S&P 500 and wield a huge amount of influence. Should they be broken up? Read more here: https://econ.st/3bK8w1U 00:00 - Problems with big tech 01:07 - The effect of business monopolies 02:28 - How to rein in big tech firms 04:45 - Could regulation harm consumers? 06:45 - Epic Games v Apple...

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Fortnite to far right: the rise of digital extremism | The Economist

In America, far-right extremism is now considered a greater domestic threat than Islamist terrorism. The pandemic has exacerbated the spread of white supremacism and neo-nazism, which are a plague to global security.

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Covid-19: how many people have died? | The Economist

Officially, covid-19 has killed 3m people around the world. But statistical modelling from The Economist suggests the number could be as much as four times higher. Chapters 00:00 - How accurate is the official death toll? 01:25 - How to calculate the real death toll 02:10 - How to calculate India’s death toll? 03:25 - Where has the death toll been underreported? 04:14 - Where are excess deaths lower than expected? 05:06 - India’s second wave...

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Is Myanmar a failed state? | The Economist

Myanmar is on the brink of collapse. Its armed forces are continuing a brutal crackdown—arresting, torturing and killing protesters—as Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader, is detained. Our experts answer your questions. Chapters 00:00 - What will happen to Aung San Suu Kyi? 02:15 - What are India and China doing? 03:37 - Should the West intervene? 05:25 - What’s happening to the Rohingya refugees? 07:16 - How will Myanmar’s neighbours be...

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Could digital currencies put banks out of business? | The Economist

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been billed as a major disruptor to finance. But digital currencies issued by governments might be even more radical—they may even threaten the future of traditional banking. Read our special report, “The Future of Banking” : https://econ.st/3tuTT8y Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv Read more of our coverage on Finance & Economics: https://econ.st/3b0g3cs Listen to...

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Is Taiwan part of China? | The Economist

Taiwan’s sovereignty has been a disputed issue for centuries. Though the island sees itself as independent, China insists it is part of the People’s Republic and has not ruled out taking Taiwan by force. That could ignite an all-out war between American and China. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv Read all of our Asia coverage: https://econ.st/2QDDDEJ Listen to Intelligence’s daily podcast “Scared strait:...

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Alexei Navalny: will the West stand up to Russia? | The Economist

Alexei Navalny’s hunger strike has prompted widespread international support. Vladimir Putin has warned that any country meddling in Russia’s affairs will “regret their actions”. How should the West respond to a tyrant like Putin? Chapters 00:00 - What’s happening in Russia? 00:54 - What does Navalny represent for Russia? 01:36 - How should America respond? 03:08 - Do sanctions work? 05:30 - Why were troops sent to the Ukranian border? 07:20 -...

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Scottish independence: could Britain break up? | The Economist

The union between the nations of the United Kingdom is looking increasingly fragile, thanks to Brexit. If Scotland were to break away from Britain it would face an uncertain future—as would the rest of the union. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv See all of our Britain coverage: https://econ.st/3e1cN15 How the pandemic has strengthened calls for Scottish independence: https://econ.st/3tqDZwL Scottish...

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The Trial of the Chicago 7: fact v drama | The Economist

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” has been nominated for six Oscars. Aaron Sorkin, the film’s screenwriter and director, speaks to The Economist about the tension between historical accuracy and compelling drama. 00:00 - The Trial of the Chicago 7 00:51 - Why is the story still so relevant? 01:34 - How to adapt real events into drama 02:40 - Why the film deviates from historical fact 04:41 - Historical accuracy v artistic truth 05:41 - Altering events...

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How AI is transforming the creative industries | The Economist

Artificial intelligence is helping humans make new kinds of art. It is more likely to emerge as a collaborator than a competitor for those working in creative industries. Film supported by Mishcon de Reya Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3dm9rp9 Find our most recent science and technology coverage: https://econ.st/2QTAukd Listen to Babbage, The Economist’s science and technology podcast: https://econ.st/3ftaPJf...

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The remote-working revolution: how to get it right | The Economist

It’s likely working from home is here to stay—for some workers, at least. But this “new normal” will have long-term implications for the relationship between employers and employees—from tax, to employment law, to physical and mental health. Read more of our coverage on business : https://econ.st/3weF8t0 Listen to our podcast “Homework: the future of the office”: https://econ.st/3ddJo3u How pandemic is affecting working mums:...

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Can vaccine passports kickstart the economy? | The Economist

Vaccine passports are likely to become a feature of everyday life as lockdowns are lifted across the world. But as “green passes” kick-start economies, what are the potential drawbacks? Read more of our coverage on coronavirus : https://econ.st/397Mkxq Listen to "The Jab", our new vaccine-related podcast series: https://econ.st/3w2ZiGC Listen to our daily podcast "The Intelligence": https://econ.st/3f7O1ic How well will...

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Israel’s election: what next for Netanyahu? | The Economist

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, is campaigning in the country’s fourth election in two years—while also standing trial on corruption charges. Will this election mark a shift in Israel’s political landscape? 00:00 - Four elections in two years: why? 00:57 - How is Netanyahu polling? 01:59 - Netanyahu’s corruption charges 03:03 - What’s next for the corruption trial? 04:33 - What led to government collapse 05:34 - Where has Netanyahu...

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The future of shopping: what’s in store? | The Economist

The pandemic has upended the way people buy—online retail has soared as high-street shops and malls close. Brands are now racing to exploit one of the most important weapons in the battle for buyers: their customers’ data. Read our special report on the future of shopping here: https://econ.st/2Q8XQC2 Read more of our business coverage: https://econ.st/2OsXUw2 Listen to “Money Talks” weekly podcast on markets, the economy and business:...

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How to crunch covid-19 data | The Economist

Data analysis has been crucial to better understanding, tracking and preventing the spread of covid-19. The Economist's data journalists give an insider’s steer on how their analysis and presentation of data has shaped our coverage of the pandemic. See all our data journalism in The Economist's graphic detail section: https://econ.st/3qEZnMD Keep up to date with our data journalism by signing up to “Off the Charts,” our new weekly newsletter:...

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How covid-19 is boosting innovation | The Economist

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and pushed the world faster into the future. As businesses and organisations look towards the post-pandemic era, what lessons can be learned about innovation? Read more here: https://econ.st/3t6T7yM Chapters 00:00 - How has covid-19 boosted innovation? 01:20 - Drone deliveries 04:20 - How crises lead to innovation 06:47 - How restaurants have innovated 09:29 - Inequality between companies 10:48...

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Nuclear power: why is it so unpopular? | The Economist

The meltdown at a nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan, ten years ago stoked anxieties about nuclear energy. But nuclear is one of the safest, most reliable and sustainable forms of energy, and decarbonising will be much more difficult without it. Further content: Sign up to our newsletter about climate change: https://econ.st/38bLSO9 The Economist also has a new weekly newsletter, Simply Science: https://econ.st/3uWjw4b Find all our...

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Iran v America: what’s behind the feud? | The Economist

Iran and America’s decades-long feud has led to hostage-taking, sanctions and proxy wars that have shaped the Middle East. What is behind the feud, and can it be resolved? Chapters 00:00 - The history of the feud 01:01 - 1951-53: The Persian Oil Crisis 02:04 - The 1953 coup 04:11 - 1978-1979: The Iranian revolution 05:12 - 1979-81: The hostage crisis 06:58 - 1980-88: The Iraq-Iran war 09:06 - 1983: US embassy bombing 09:50 - Hizbullah 11:00 - The...

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