Opinion: Searching With Chatbots, Adani & India’s Capitalism, Lazy In France

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how chatbots will influence the lucrative business of internet search, the parable of Adani (11:25) and why France is arguing about work, and the right to be lazy (19:50).

Front Page: The New York Times – February 13, 2023

New York Times Front Page, New York Edition

Amnesty in Turkey for Construction Violations Is Scrutinized After Quake

Survivors and building experts say poor construction most likely exacerbated the scale of the earthquake’s destruction, as the death toll in Turkey and Syria surpassed 33,000 people.

What’s Going On Up There? Theories but No Answers in Shootdowns of Mystery Craft.

The U.S. and Canada are investigating three unidentified flying objects shot down over North America in the past three days. Militaries have adjusted radars to try to spot more incursions.

With Another Super Bowl Comeback, Patrick Mahomes Brightens N.F.L.’s Future

Capping a season plagued by shocking injuries and turnover among football’s most recognizable names, Mahomes, the Kansas City quarterback, dazzled in a Super Bowl win over Philadelphia.

They Are Russians Fighting Against Their Homeland. Here’s Why.

In the Free Russia Legion, soldiers repelled by Vladimir Putin’s invasion have taken arms against their home country, engaged in some of the most heated fighting in the war.