Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead. Film supported by @TeneoCEOAdvisory 00:00 The World Ahead 2022 00:40 China revels in democracy’s failings 04:11 Hybrid...

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Green energy: Which sources are the most sustainable? | The Economist

Fossil fuels still supply about 80% of the world’s power. How can energy be produced and used more sustainably to meet climate targets? We answer your questions. film supported by @Infosys 00:00 - Why energy needs to become more sustainable 00:33 - How much energy should come from renewables? 01:19 - Why isn’t nuclear power used more widely? 02:19 - How can solar power be made more efficient? 03:34 - Will biofuels become widely used? 04:30 - Do...

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The World Ahead: the true costs of ageing | The Economist

The rich world is ageing fast. How can societies afford the looming costs of caring for their growing elderly populations? film supported by @Mission Winnow 00:00 The wealthy world is ageing 01:17 Japan’s elderly population 02:11 The problems of an ageing world 04:01 Reinventing old age 05:48 Unlocking the potential of older years 07:09 Reforming social care 08:20 A community-based approach 11:08 A fundamental shift is needed Read our special...

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Can science help poor kids earn more? | The Economist

The wide gap in development between rich and poor children could be closed with the help of neuroscience. Might a controversial focus on genetics also help? Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP 00:00- The achievement gap between rich and poor kids 00:55 - Words matter in childhood development 03:16 - Conversation can combat childhood inequality 05:09 - Can genetics help close the achievement gap? 07:30 - Genetics can be controversial Sign up...

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2022: a preview of the year’s biggest themes | The Economist

What will some of 2022’s top themes and stories be? Tom Standage, editor of The Economist’s future-gazing annual, “The World Ahead 2022”, gives his prediction 00:00 What to expect in 2022 00:35 Pandemic to endemic 01:35 Inequality in hybrid working 02:34 Taming cryptocurrencies 03:43 The race to dominate space 04:34 The need for corporate climate solutions Read our latest coverage on The World Ahead: https://econ.st/3HtLmuQ Sign up to The...

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How vegan burgers can help save the planet | The Economist

When people cook steak, they’re also cooking the planet. As meat consumption continues to rise, what role can meat alternatives play in a more sustainable food system? Read more: https://econ.st/3rvlWHC Film supported by @Infosys 00:00 - What you put on your plate impacts the planet 01:03 - Britain’s meat-eating habits 03:06 - The environmental impact of meat and dairy 05:43 - Plant-based food is better for the environment 07:03 - The rise of...

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Covid-19: How dangerous is Omicron? | The Economist

The new variant of covid-19, Omicron, is spreading around the world. Just how infectious is the strain, and will current vaccines prove effective against it? Our experts answer your questions. 00:00 What is Omicron? 01:30 How dangerous is Omicron? 02:39 Will new vaccines be needed? 03:15 What are governments doing? 04:17 Is this new variant a setback in the fight against covid-10? Keep up to date with The Economist’s coverage of the...

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Why it’s harder to earn more than your parents | The Economist

In the 21st century it's got harder to earn more than your parents and to climb the social ladder. What's gone wrong, and what can be done to change this? Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP 00:00 - Why it's harder to get rich if you're born poor 03:29 - Social divisions are increasing within society 04:11 - Changing patterns of social mobility over time 05:41 - Education as a determinant of social mobility 09:16 - Class barriers to further...

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How to manage a megacity | The Economist

By 2050, 6 billion people could be living in cities. How should the challenges caused by rapid urbanization be handled in the world ahead? Film supported by @Mission Winnow 00:00 - What are megacities? 01:01 - The problem with megacities 03:07 - How is Ahmedabad tackling rapid urbanisation? 04:45 - How can cities manage traffic? 07:04 - The problem with waste 08:00 - How is Recycle Central revolutionizing trash? 10:58 - What are the most urgent...

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Is it time to go back to the office? | The Economist

Has the working-from-home revolution been good for productivity? Or is it time for office workers to go back to the office? 00:00 - How have our panellists’ working lives changed? 01:54 - Do employees and employers have different opinions? 03:40 - The impact of race on remote working 04:14 - Do you need to be in the office to be productive? 05:05 - Should teams choose their days in the office? 05:48 - The presenteeism bonus Like our video...

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How economic policy can help the world recover | The Economist

Economic recovery from covid-19 is deeply uneven around the world. Our experts answer your questions about the problems facing the world economy and the actions governments could take. 00:00 - The problems with the global economy 00:34 - Will there be hyperinflation? 02:26 - What’s behind labour shortages? 04:12 - Disrupted supply and demand 05:20 - Economic policies to tackle climate change 06:00 - Uneven global recovery from the pandemic 07:05 -...

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How to cool a warming world | The Economist

The warmer it gets, the more people use air conditioning—but the more people use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? 00:00: What’s the cooling conundrum? 01:05: The pros and cons of AC 03:28: How to reinvent air conditioning 05:02: Can buildings be redesigned to keep cool? 07:30: Scalable, affordable cooling solutions 10:24: Policy interventions for cooling Like our video content? Take our survey to tell us...

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Russia: how Putin is silencing his opponents | The Economist

In Russia, repression is on the rise as Vladimir Putin seeks to crush any form of dissent. From eliminating the opposition—including his main rival, Alexei Navalny—to controlling the courts and purging Russia of free speech, Putin is deploying a wider range of tactics than ever to tighten his grip on power. 00:00 - What is happening in Russia? 01:00 - Why is Putin afraid of Alexei Navanly? 02:33 - The role Russia’s economy plays in Putin’s power...

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Brian Cox: Why Succession struck a chord | The Economist

Brian Cox of HBO’s “Succession” reveals what it’s like to play the tyrannical media mogul and patriarch Logan Roy, and why the show struck such a chord in Trump's America. 00:00 - The success of “Succession” 00:50 - Brian Cox’s career and playing Logan Roy 01:33 - How he finds humanity in Logan Roy 03:42 - Real-life comparisons to the Roys 04:36 - “Succession” in Trump’s America 05:44 - The politics of “Succession” 07:09 - Social mobility and...

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See what three degrees of global warming looks like | The Economist

If global temperatures rise three degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the results would be catastrophic. It’s an entirely plausible scenario, and this film shows you what it would look like. 00:00 - What will a 3°C world look like? 00:57 - Climate change is already having devastating effects 02:58 - How climate modelling works 04:06 - Nowhere is safe from global warming 05:20 - The impact of prolonged droughts 08:24 - Rising sea levels,...

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What’s the future of food? | The Economist

Over one-third of greenhouse-gas emissions come from food production. For a greener future, this urgently needs to change. What’s the future of food in a more sustainable world? Our experts answer your questions. This film is supported by @Infosys - https://impact.economist.com/sustainability 00:00 - Food’s environmental impact 00:44 - Why it’s important to make food sustainable 01:34 - Will everyone have to give up meat? 02:13 - Can...

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The hidden cost of black hair | The Economist

Hair is an important part of black women’s identity, but throughout history it has also been a target of oppression. What is the true cost of having black hair? 00:00 - What does your hair mean to you? 01:17 - Current attitudes towards textured hair 02:37 - How has black hair been viewed historically? 05:12 - Adhering to white expectations 06:14 - Why is black hair so expensive? 07:30 - The economics of the black hair care industry 09:16 - The...

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Business: go woke or go broke? | The Economist

Today consumers want to buy more sustainable products, employees want to work for firms that share their values, and in the investment world, ESG funds are all the rage. How are companies responding to these shifting demands and can businesses really do well by doing good? 00:00 - Can companies do well by doing good? 00:50 - Environment and climate change 06:50 - Employee wellbeing 09:51 - Workforce diversity 15:50 - Ethical supply chains 19:26 -...

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Who should fix climate change? | The Economist

This is an excerpt from a longer event, exclusive to Economist subscribers. To watch this event in full or join a live discussion, go to the subscriber-events hub—you'll just have to subscribe to The Economist if you haven't already. 00:00 - Who should fix climate change? 00:55 - Hard problems are why we elect governments 01:29 - Which countries are leading? 03:00 - What is the role of companies? 03:57 - Companies innovate better than countries...

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The challenges facing Germany’s new leader | The Economist

Germany’s election marks the end of an era of stability and stagnation. What international challenges will Angela Merkel's successor face? 00:00 The coalition negotiations 01:00 Who are the kingmakers? 02:09: Who is Olaf Scholz? 03:09 Germany’s future global role 04:57 Germany’s relationship with Russia & China Like our video content? Take our survey to tell us why: https://econ.st/3oYeC61 Find The Economist’s most recent coverage on the...

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