Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Brutal vision: the story of Economist Plaza | The Economist

In 2017 The Economist will move from its home of 52 years to new offices in central London. This is the fascinating story of the iconic building we will leave behind and the two modernist architects who designed it. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The city is about to embark …

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Rebuilding the Parthenon will be a top ten moment of 2017

In 2017, the ancient Greek Parthenon is going to be rebuilt in Germany. Argentine artist Marta Minujin will be constructing it of some 100,000 forbidden books from around the world. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In 2017, an audacious piece of performance art will capture the zeitgeist by invoking one …

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The World In 2017: the Russian revolution

In 2017 Russia commemorates 100 years since the Russian revolution. Maria Alyokhina, member of punk protest group Pussy Riot, reflects on what that anniversary—and revolution itself—means today. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ …

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Which country has the most female politicians? | The Economist

In most countries men outnumber women in parliament, but there are some exceptions. The Economist asks which has the most female MPs. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Rwanda has the most female politicians. 64% of MPs are women according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, June 2016. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films …

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The year according to KAL | The Economist

World Hijab Day, the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Finland and the release of the Barbie film: our cartoonist KAL gives his take on the most interesting events coming up in 2017. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more …

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Donald Trump’s protectionism would be devastating for American business

Our editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes discusses the president-elect’s proposed trade policies and how they could end up hurting the very people he is purporting to help.

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Banning the bomb? America and Russia’s nuclear anniversary | The Economist

On December 8th 1987 American President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty—agreeing to ban an entire class of nuclear weapon. Nearly 30 years on, tensions and recriminations continue to define the relationship between the world’s two biggest nuclear powers Click here to subscribe to The Economist on …

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Personalised medicine could lead to a breakthrough in cancer in 2017 | The Economist

Cancer scientists will break new ground in 2017 with the approval of a tailored gene therapy called CAR-T. Next year could be the year for personalised medicine to go mainstream. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 What are the breakthroughs we’ll all be talking about in the year ahead? A new …

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Trump’s twitter diplomacy: upending the old order, one tweet at a time

The American presidency can be used as a bully pulpit, but Donald Trump already has a social-media megaphone of his own. Chinese president Xi Xinping gets to hear it first hand in this week’s KAL cartoon. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the …

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What a strong US dollar means for the world economy

Our editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes takes us behind this week’s cover to discuss the sharp rise of the dollar of late, and why its surge could pose problems for the world economy. For more videos, visit our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/theeconomist

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Which country was the first to decriminalise all drugs? | The Economist

Today the UN commission on narcotic drugs meets in Vienna. It does so against a backdrop of increased decriminilisation in many parts of the world, but which was the first country to go all the way? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Which country was the first to decriminalise all drugs? …

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Are street drugs getting purer? | The Economist

Street drugs are getting purer. As part of the Daily Watch drugs week we explore the market forces contributing to the rise in potency Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Many drug users today are getting more than they may have bargained for. Why are people getting higher? It’s simple market …

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The World If … drugs become legal

As part of the Daily Watch ‘drugs week’ we explore what the world might look like if legalisation replaces the failing war on drugs. Join Tom Wainwright, Britain editor of The Economist and author of Narconomics, as he predicts what would happen to the cartels Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 …

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Could volcanoes counter climate change? | The Economist

Three years ago today, Mount Sinabung, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, unleashed volcanic ash up to 16,400 feet. It has erupted again on multiple occasions since. The searing gases released by volcanoes like Sinabung can have one surprising impact on the planet Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Global warming …

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Sykes-Picot: Carving up the Middle East | The Economist

In 1915 British diplomat Mark Sykes described for The Economist the battle underway in the Middle East. A few months later he carved up control of the region with his French counterpart Francois George Picot. The impact of the secret agreement they reached is still being felt today Click here to subscribe to The Economist …

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Philip Hammond’s plan to help JAMs to stimulate Britain’s economy

Philip Hammond, Britain’s chancellor, makes his first autumn statement today on the government’s tax and spending priorities. Our word of the day considers the target of his plans to stimulate the economy: the citizens who are “just about managing”, otherwise known as JAMs. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: …

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Bloodhound’s attempt to break the world land speed record | The Economist

An attempt will be made to drive faster than the speed of sound—at 800mph—and break the world land speed record. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In October 2017 the eyes of the world will be on the Kalahari Desert. At South Africa’s Hakskeen Pan, the Bloodhound Supersonic team will attempt …

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Which country takes in the most refugees? | The Economist

There are more refugees fleeing their homelands in search of safety and jobs than ever before. But where do they end up? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full …

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Europe’s migrant crisis part three | making landfall in the EU | The Economist

Médecins Sans Frontières’ ‘Dignity 1’ rescues stranded and distressed migrants from Europe’s worst migration route—the central Mediterranean. Emma Hogan, our Europe correspondent, was on board in October with more than four hundred migrants as it returned to dry land Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every …

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Europe’s migrant crisis part two | Endless rescues on the Mediterranean | The Economist

Search and rescue boat ‘Dignity 1’ patrols the deadliest migration route in the Mediterranean. On the busiest day of this mission, more than four hundred migrants were pulled from the sea on the ‘Dignity 1’ alone Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films every day of the …

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