Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

War in Ukraine: Tracking the fighting with satellites

With Ukraine’s counter-offensive shrouded in secrecy and Russian-controlled territory impenetrable, can satellite data help you see into a war zone? The Economist’s Senior data journalist, Sondre Ulvund Solstad, breaks down how he uses fires to track the fighting. 00:51 - Our model explained 02:28 - Ukraine Fire Tracker Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI To see our Ukraine fires tracker:...

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Why India’s diaspora is so powerful

India has the largest diaspora in the world. But that isn't the only reason why Indian migrants are so influential—in business, science and diplomacy. 00:00 - Why India’s diaspora matters 00:28 - Size 01:20 - Power 02:11 - Diplomacy Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI India’s diaspora is bigger and more influential than any in history: https://econ.st/3J6sp3V Indian firms are flocking to the United Arab...

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How do banks actually create money? We explain



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Our culture team’s top picks for your reading list

These are the books that we’re reading

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The secrecy surrounding Ukraine’s counter-offensive

How well, or badly, is Ukraine’s counter-offensive going? The country’s generals don’t want you to know

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Can Ukraine’s counter-offensive succeed?

As Ukraine's long awaited counter-offensive finally begins, The Economist’s Russia and Eastern Europe editor, Arkady Ostrovsky, explores Ukrainian ambitions and strategies. 00:00 - the counter-offensive has begun 00:34 - strategic aims 01:13 - military aims 02:10 - political risks Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI The counteroffensive appears to have begun: https://econ.st/3IYpgDe For our latest Ukraine...

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Can being thinner make women richer?

Across the developed world, the richer people are, the thinner they tend to be—but the correlation between wealth and weight holds only for women. Why? Alice Fulwood, The Economist’s Wall Street correspondent, reveals the secret economics of thinness. Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI Read more about the secret economics of thinness: https://econ.st/43fAo6x For our summer reads: https://econ.st/43fRtgY Could...

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What is the peace dividend?



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Generative AI: what is it good for?

Generative AI is the technology behind the wave of new online tools used by millions around the world. As the technology is ever more widely deployed, what are its current strengths and its weaknesses? 00:00 - What is generative AI? 00:46 - Breakthroughs and take-up of the technology 02:03 - Strengths 03:32 - Weaknesses Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI How to invest in AI: https://econ.st/3IF8EA7 Find more...

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Heatwaves: how hot can it get?

Heatwaves are becoming more frequent, more intense and more deadly. But what is a heatwave, why are they so dangerous and how are they affected by climate change? 00:00 - What are heatwaves? 01:40 - How do heatwaves form? 05:28 - How heatwaves kill 08:40 - How to prepare for heatwaves 10:17 - What is the impact of climate change? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI Can Kolkata’s street life survive India’s...

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Can Ron DeSantis beat Donald Trump?

After big wins in last year’s midterms, Ron DeSantis looked like Donald Trump’s main rival for the Republican presidential nomination. Since then, his popularity has fluctuated—can DeSantis still win? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI Read more of our coverage on Ron DeSantis: https://econ.st/3N3HvK1 Why Florida is important to Ron DeSantis’s presidential chances: https://econ.st/3q3jbyB Why Florida is...

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These books will make you a better cook

Our food columnist explains why you need these books in your kitchen

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What’s the future of crypto?

The financial revolution once promised by cryptocurrencies has been knocked off course by regulators and allegations of fraud. So what does the future hold for crypto? Cypherpunk stills and Eric Hughes interview under creative commons licence: https://econ.st/3Iijagn 00:00 - The crypto party is over 01:06 - The history 03:30 - What is crypto? 04:38 - Uses around the world 06:07 - Layer 2 solutions 07:12 - Web3 08:51 - Data and privacy 10:04 -...

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Turkey 2023: will the economy decide the election?

For the first time in his 20-year term, President Erdogan faces a run-off in Turkey’s presidential election. Our Turkey correspondent, Piotr Zalewski, explains why the economy might be a deciding factor on voters' minds. 00:00 - Turkey’s run-off elections 00:49 - High stakes 01:26 - Tactics 02:31 - The price of victory What might happen next in Turkey’s election: https://econ.st/3BsXWZE Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter:...

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What is the debt ceiling?

As America's government hits the debt ceiling, US politics has become a multi-trillion dollar game of chicken. If neither side backs down, America could default on its debts for the first time in history, sparking global economic turmoil. What is the debt ceiling, and how can this crisis be resolved? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI To read more of our covering on the US economy: https://econ.st/3pyttGT There...

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The Economist’s cartoonist on humanity’s greatest threats

Ever wonder how Kevin Kallaugher—The Economist’s resident cartoonist—comes up with his illustrations? Here our cameras capture KAL at work on the weekly cartoon as he talks about his approach to capturing one of the biggest concerns of the moment.

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Hurricanes: the science behind the destruction

Hurricanes are among the most dangerous natural phenomena on earth, causing billions of dollars of damage and destroying lives every year. But what turns a peaceful patch of ocean into the planet's most destructive force, and how is this process being affected by climate change? 00:00 - What are tropical cyclones? 00:46 - The history of tropical cyclones 02:06 - How do they form? 04:33 - What happens when they reach land? 07:13 - What is the...

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The Coronation: King Charles’s finances unpacked

King Charles III is estimated to have around £600m in private wealth. In the lead-up to his coronation, The Economist explores where Britain's royal family actually gets its money from. Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI To read more about Royal finances: https://econ.st/41b7J0B Watch: What to expect from King Charles III: https://econ.st/3AU9RPL What could King Charles mean for Royal finances:...

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Behind the data: the secret to songwriting

With 25 Billboard Hot 100 number one hits to his name, Max Martin is effectively the king of pop music. We wanted to find the key to his success—with a little help from a lot of data. 00:00 - Behind the data 00:39 - Our dataset 01:53 - Was Max Martin right? 03:32 - Why intros are shorter now To read our daily chart on hit-maker Max Martin: https://econ.st/40EN0TH For more of The Economist’s data journalism: https://econ.st/3KsCaud Sign up to...

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How to stop AI going rogue

Artificial intelligence is improving so fast that no one knows what it might be capable of. It brings huge opportunities, but also huge risks. Arjun Ramani, The Economist's global business and economics correspondent, explains what could go wrong. 00:00 - How could AI go wrong? 01:12 - What are the risks? 03:11 - How to practise AI safety 04:42 - What are the benefits? Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter: https://econ.st/3QAawvI How...

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