Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Bassem Youssef: Why we should laugh at leaders | The Economist

Bassem Youssef has been called “the Jon Stewart of the Middle East”. On the seventh anniversary of Egypt’s Arab Spring he talks to The Economist’s award-winning cartoonist, KAL, about political satire and what it means for democracy. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GgGB8d Dr Bassem Yousef is a television comedian. He …

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Obesity: not just a rich-world problem | The Economist

Obesity is a global problem, but more people are getting fatter in developing countries than anywhere else. If current trends continue, obese children will soon outnumber those who are undernourished. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2rAAQPL People are fatter than ever. Obesity has more than doubled since 1980. But the biggest …

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Open borders: the long-term perks and pitfalls | The Economist

Open borders could see global GDP rocket, but free movement around the world could have its downsides. We imagine a borderless world Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2DfRSXX Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2DkJBC6 Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: …

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Trump in two minutes | The Economist

President Donald Trump has spent one year in office. But what exactly has he achieved? Here’s a two-minute snapshot of his presidency so far. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2D5Gxte Since coming to power Mr Trump has tweeted over two thousand times. Often insulting people and bragging with a liberal use …

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How to bring down a dictator | The Economist

North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un celebrates his birthday today. How can he–and leaders like him–be brought down by non-violent action? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2CTZrn6 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2CTRKx8 Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk …

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California’s recreational cannabis legalisation | The Economist

Cannabis can now be sold legally for recreational use in California. The change in law in the most populous American state has the potential to make marijuana go mainstream. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2lI31px Could California make cannabis go mainstream? California is not the first American state to legalise cannabis …

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Should three-parent families be legally recognised? | The Economist

What does a modern family look like? The Economist’s Matt Steinglass travels to the Netherlands where multiple-parent families–with up to four parents–could be recognised by law. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2B3k8sA What does a modern family look like? The Netherlands could become the first country in the world to allow …

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Donald Trump’s tax reforms, cartooned | The Economist

The Republican tax bill might be hard to swallow. In his latest drawing, our cartoonist KAL gives his take on the upcoming reforms. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2BEKW5Y A controversial tax reform package is up for a vote in the US Congress. It will have important long-term effects for the …

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Why are women paid less than men? | The Economist

The gender pay gap is not caused by women earning less than men for the same job. It is largely because women choose different careers and suffer a “motherhood penalty”’. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Bnu9E9 Women who work full-time, still earn 15% less than men. But that’s not because they …

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How free electricity would change the world | The Economist

Imagine if heating and powering homes became free in the next decade. What would that mean for the world? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AjsewG Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2AkclGr Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The …

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Foreign aid: who gives the most, and where does it go? | The Economist

Rich countries are giving more in foreign aid than ever before. But which countries are the most generous? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AAzFCG Rich countries are giving away more in aid than at any other time on record. In 2016 more than $140bn was distributed around the world. According to …

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North Korea’s nuclear threat in 2018 | The Economist

North Korea claims it can now launch missiles that can hit anywhere in mainland America. But in 2018 could the war of words between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump spiral into nuclear catastrophe? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AAPWW3 In April 2018, North Korea will hold a national celebration to …

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A plan for Palestine’s peace and prosperity | The Economist

Can Palestine become a prosperous and peaceful region? Munib al-Masri is the richest Palestinian in the world and he has a four-point plan to rebuild his homeland. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2ATg55H This man is known as “The Godfather of Palestine’. He’s a self made billionaire. Munib al-Masri is the …

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Donald Trump’s big test in 2018 | The Economist

Donald Trump will face his biggest test as president in November 2018. A bad result in the mid-term elections could lead to his impeachment. Can Mr Trump unite and rally Republican voters? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zPS0MH In November 2018 President Donald Trump will face his biggest political test yet …

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Can extreme poverty ever be eradicated? | The Economist

Poverty rates have fallen faster in the past 30 years than at any other time on record. The UN wants extreme poverty to disappear by 2030. We assess the data to see if this is achievable. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AfBchr It is estimated that somebody escapes extreme poverty every …

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Are Americans trashing the English language? | The Economist

Britons often grumble that Americanisms are creeping into British English. Lane Greene, our language guru, asks where American words really come from—and whether they pose a threat to the Queen’s English. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AqhBvU Are American’s trashing the English language? The Economists language expert, Lane Greene, knows a …

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Welcome to the startup jungle | The Economist

Most new companies fail. What does it take for young entrepreneurs around the world to thrive in a startup hub? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2A1ieeK Over the past two decades start-ups have changed the world. Multi-billion dollar companies like Google, Facebook, and Uber have shown the transformative power of entrepreneurship. …

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The 2018 World Cup could lead to conflict on and off the pitch | The Economist

The football World Cup in Russia will be the biggest sporting event of 2018. President Vladimir Putin will use the tournament to further his geopolitical goals. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zZwxAg In 2018, the eyes of the world will be on Russia. The country will host what is set to …

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Zimbabwe is free of Robert Mugabe, should the world celebrate? | The Economist

Zimbabwe may be free of Robert Mugabe, who has been deposed in an apparent military coup, but the celebrations occurring in the country’s capital will be short-lived. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man who may end up in charge, is every bit as nasty as his ex-boss, and the economic turmoil that the country is in will …

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Abortion at sea | The Economist

Making abortions illegal does not stop them from happening, but it does stop them happening safely. Meet the charity taking women out to international waters where they can have safe abortions without fear of prosecution. Screen reader support enabled. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2A5ZevU This woman is about to be …

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