Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

Joe Biden wins: what next for America? | The Economist

Joe Biden has won the race to become America’s next president. Our experts answer your questions on potential court battles, a divided country and the future of America. 00:00 Can Biden reunite America? 01:27 Is Biden’s path to the White House assured? 02:13 Does Trump have grounds for legal challenges? 05:15 Were the polls right? 06:54 Why are Trump's supporters so hard to poll? 07:25 How did Trump manage to widen his base this election? 09:27...

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Election 2020: What has President Trump done to America? | The Economist

In the 2020 election, President Donald Trump will be judged on his handling of the covid-19 pandemic. But what else will be his legacy if he loses? Further content: Find The Economist’s coverage of the US elections: https://econ.st/3mwsMa4 Sign up to The Economist’s weekly “Checks and Balance” newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3l5C4dl See The Economist’s 2020 presidential election forecast: https://econ.st/35JCkI2 Listen to...

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Covid-19: how to fix the economy | The Economist

Governments will have to deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic for decades to come. If they get their response wrong, countries risk economic stagnation and political division. Read more here: https://econ.st/3ojORKY Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/3m212Kj Read our special report on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://econ.st/37mGlos How the pandemic is reshaping banking:...

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Election 2020: what the data tell us

The presidential election has been transformed by data. From key swing states and early voting to voter suppression and possible election-night chaos, Elliott Morris, our data journalist and election guru, discusses his polling predictions and answers your questions about the 2020 race for the White House.

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Can deep-sea mining help the environment?

Mining companies and governments will soon be allowed to extract minerals from the deep-ocean floor. These rare metals are vital for a more environmentally sustainable future on land, but at what cost to the health of the ocean?

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Election 2020: can the Democrats win the Senate? | The Economist

In the US 2020 election the battle to control of the Senate is almost as important as the race for the White House, because control of Congress can make or break a presidency. The Economist has created a new statistical model to predict who will win.

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The secret to tackling corruption | The Economist

Corruption costs the world nearly $3trn a year. Here are some of the innovative ways in which communities, companies and countries are tackling it. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The...

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Will covid kill globalisation?

Covid-19 has been the third major disruption to globalisation within the past twelve years. The pandemic will not kill globalisation off, but it will deepen the cracks.

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America’s pandemic election: what could go wrong? | The Economist

America’s 2020 presidential election will be a contest like no other. From the effects of mass mail-in voting to the threat of disinformation and delayed results—how ugly could it get? Sign up to our free webinar The US elections and the economy here: https://econ.st/3cApChN Further content: Sign up to “Checks and Balance”, our weekly newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3iT2b5z Find The Economist’s latest coverage of the 2020...

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Putin, the poisoning and Belarus: what’s really going on? | The Economist

Vladimir Putin has been rattled by protests in Belarus and Russia’s far east—and stands accused of poisoning Alexei Navalny, his only real political rival at home. What does Putin really fear? Further content: Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest coverage: https://econ.st/3c7QSUD Watch our film about covid-19 in Russia: https://youtu.be/7tziw5i3vy8 Read about the uprising—and violent government...

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David Attenborough talks about his new Netflix film | The Economist Podcast

Sir David Attenborough is about about to release his latest film—on Netflix. The 93-year old tells Economist Radio's Anne McElvoy about “A Life On Our Planet”, as well as offering his opinions on President Trump, Greta Thunberg and eating meat. 00:00 Sir David Attenborough’s career and new film 01:22 What's Chernobyl got to do with climate change? 02:51 Criticisms of being late to address climate change 03:51 Sir David’s first memory of climate...

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Netflix CEO: why you shouldn’t try to please your boss | The Economist Podcast

With 193m subscribers worldwide, Netflix has revolutionised the TV and film industry. Reed Hastings, the firm’s CEO, tells The Economist Asks podcast that its success is built on the radical management style he has created within the company. 00:00 How Netflix is managed 01:23 Why employees shouldn’t try to please their boss 03:09 Netflix's reputation for firing people 03:25 Unlimited holiday at Netflix 04:05 His management learning curve Further...

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The Economist Essentials: Public Debt | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic is set to increase public debt to levels last seen after the second world war. But is rising public debt a cause for concern? New economic thinking suggests perhaps not, at least for now. Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/3ghRh7W Why economics...

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China v America: why universities are on the front line | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic could cause a massive drop in the number of Chinese students travelling abroad. That would be disastrous for many Western universities—but for the Chinese government, it is a geopolitical opportunity. Read more here: https://econ.st/3557Pxz Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19: https://econ.st/2CQRUr2 Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19...

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America’s stimulus package: is it working? | The Economist

America has spent trillions of dollars on stimulus packages to prop up its economy in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. But is it working—and what will the long-term effects be? Our experts answer your questions. Question timecodes: 00:00 Introduction to US economic stimulus 00:44 Where does the stimulus money come from? 01:43 Will the funds actually reach the people who need it most? 03:00 How does the American economic stimulus compare to other...

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Covid-19: Bill Gates predicts the end of the pandemic | The Economist

Bill Gates had long warned of the risk that a new virus would go global. Now he explains to Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how—and when—the covid-19 pandemic is likely to end. To find out more read here: https://econ.st/3aCqVvI 00:00 Introduction 00:50 Are we spending enough? 01:51 Why aren't we spending the billions to save the trillions? 03:35 What is realistic for the global coverage of a vaccine? 04:55 Will anti-vaxxers be a...

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Covid-19: When will a vaccine be ready? | The Economist

Around $10bn is being spent on finding a vaccine for coronavirus—it’s not nearly enough. And even when a covid-19 vaccine is found how should it be distributed fairly? Our experts answer your questions. 00:50 - Will there ever be a “silver-bullet” vaccine? 01:41 - How long would it take for the whole world to be vaccinated? 02:25 - Who benefits financially from the vaccine? 03:54 - How much will each vaccine cost? 05:10 - What percentage of...

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Election 2020: what a Biden victory could mean for America | The Economist

Joe Biden currently stands a good chance of winning the presidency. He is a lifelong centrist, but could turn out to be the most ambitious Democratic president in generations. Read more here: https://econ.st/31Ammy6 Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of the 2020 US election here: https://econ.st/3a2ptCN Sign up to “Checks and Balance”, our weekly newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3grrESz Listen to the “Checks and Balance”...

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Olympic champion Edwin Moses on covid-19, race and trans athletes | The Economist Podcasts

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but that’s not the only problem facing world sport. The Economist Asks podcast spoke to Edwin Moses, former hurdling gold medalist, about doping, race relations and the inclusion of transgender athletes in the Olympics. Further reading: Listen to the full podcast with Edwin Moses here: https://econ.st/2P8SrHp Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here:...

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Stockmarket v economy: the impact of covid-19 | The Economist

American stockmarkets have enjoyed a record-breaking streak, even though the country’s economy faces the deepest recession in living memory. Why is stockmarket performance so seemingly cut off from current events, and what does this tell us about how the economy works? Read more here: https://econ.st/2OUT5rH Further reading: Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily...

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