Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Ireland: divided by abortion | The Economist

Abortion is banned in Ireland in almost all circumstances, including rape and incest. On May 25th voters will have their say in a referendum that could repeal the ban. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2FEY1tD Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: https://econ.st/2FE3sJB …

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Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Karl Marx remains surprisingly relevant 200 years after his birth. He rightly predicted some of the pitfalls of capitalism, but his solution was far worse than the disease. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2FEY1tD Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: https://econ.st/2FE3sJB Check …

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Is Emmanuel Macron the EU’s most powerful politician? | The Economist

Emmanuel Macron has revolutionised French politics. Now the French president is trying to galvanise the EU and he is having significant impact on the global stage. Has he usurped Angela Merkel as the EU’s most powerful political force? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2FEY1tD Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the …

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Exploring and protecting the Antarctic | The Economist

The Antarctic is one of the least explored places on the planet. For the first time ever a marine biologist has ventured to unexplored parts of the seabed in a submarine. Her discoveries have shocked the scientific community and could pave the way for the biggest no-fishing zone in the world Click here to subscribe …

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Donald Trump’s attack on American justice | The Economist

President Trump is trying to influence what has traditionally been a non-partisan institution: the Department of Justice. In his first year in office he has appointed a record 18 federal judges and one supreme court justice. What does this mean for the future of the rule of law in the United States? Click here to …

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How to solve the refugee crisis | The Economist

The refugee crisis is one of the most pressing challenges for the world today: around 1 person in 100 is a refugee. David Miliband, a former British foreign secretary, offers his thoughts on how to solve it. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2F3OBrG #openfuture Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the …

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Liberalism: where did it come from and are its days numbered? | The Economist

Liberalism has been the dominant political philosophy in the West for more than 200 years. Populists say liberals are too elite and are out of touch with ordinary people. Here’s what you need to know about liberalism and its place in modern society. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2HbzON6 #openfuture Daily …

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What is The Economist’s Open Future project?

For 175 years The Economist has been doing more than reporting news. It’s been championing values, promoting open societies, challenging special interests, making the case for decisions based on cold hard facts. #openfuture We set the agenda for free trade and globalization. We made the case for same-sex marriage and private space exploration. But in …

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Could blockchain save the Amazon rainforest? | The Economist

Blockchain technology can do more than underpin crypto-currencies—it could help save the Amazon rainforest by stopping so called “biopirates” from plundering its biological riches. If it works, more money could be made by preserving the rainforest than cutting it down Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2v5mUik Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films …

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The rise of the refugee startup | The Economist

Refugee camps are unlikely hotbeds of untapped entrepreneurial talent. The UN estimates that there are 3,000 businesses inside the Zaatari camp in Jordan, generating $13m per month, even though refugees there are not in theory allowed to start their own businesses. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2H6fSfw Daily Watch: mind-stretching short …

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How does science fiction influence the real world? | The Economist

Steven Spielberg’s new film “Ready Player One” imagines a future where people live much of their lives in virtual reality. Do science fiction’s predictions of the future ever come true? Yes. And it’s no surprise, given that the tech industry is led by sci-fi fans turning their visions into reality. If you’re watching this on …

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Is male fertility in crisis? | The Economist

Sperm counts have fallen by more than 50% in the past four decades. To understand what’s going wrong, we need to stop seeing fertility as a woman’s problem Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GcJHhr Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2GcButA Check …

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Why do we swear? | The Economist

Swear words are an important part of all languages. In English, words like “shit”, “cock” and “bastard” can be used as a curse or an insult and, let’s face it, saying them can feel good. Scientists believe swearing has a special place in our brains. *This film contains strong language. Obviously*. Click here to subscribe …

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How can banks be used to stop human trafficking? | The Economist

Human trafficking is devastating for the victims but low-risk for the criminals, whose activities are largely hidden from view. To disrupt it, law enforcement is turning to some unlikely new partners—banks. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 German police raid homes across the country as part of a move to take …

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Putin’s games with the West | The Economist

As presidential elections take place in Russia, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov talks about the games President Putin is playing with the West. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GBpCOs Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2GDXPxf Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: …

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Rex Tillerson, “You’re fired!”, Cartooned | The Economist

After Rex Tillerson’s firing, our cartoonist KAL imagines how President Donald Trump might make foreign-policy decisions. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GBpCOs Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2GDXPxf Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: …...

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Illegal ivory: where does it come from, where does it go? | The Economist

The illegal ivory trade is big business. A single shipment can be worth up to $1.3m. The vast majority of ivory poached in Africa ends up in China. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GrYOQX Elephant poaching is most prolific in two areas of Africa, the savannas of Mozambique and Tanzania, in …

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How powerful is your passport? | The Economist

Passports can tell you a lot about a country. Colour can be a statement of national identity, state religion, or international co-operation. But not all passports are equal. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Gbhx2T Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2GeS3C1 Check …

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Is the pope head of the world’s most powerful government? | The Economist

Is the pope head of the world’s most powerful government? The pope represents over one billion people, his government has a permanent presence at the United Nations and he runs the oldest diplomatic service on earth. We asked the man behind the Vatican’s foreign policy to explain how the world’s smallest country could house the …

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Can conservation save our ocean? | The Economist

The ocean is facing its greatest ever challenge – overfishing, pollution and climate change are all threatening the health of a resource on which the whole world depends. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2G3TH9d The crew of this ship is on a mission to try and save one of the most …

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