Tag Archives: Political Analysis

News Analysis: Putin’s Russia, Performative Work, Soccer’s Elite

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to talk to Mr Putinthe rise of performative work (9:45) and the lingering effects of covid-19 on elite footballers (15:00).

Analysis: Threats To U.S. Democracy, Pandemic Economies, Video Games

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to think about the threat to American democracywhich economies have done best and worst during the pandemic (10:33) and whether video games really are addictive (17:34).

Politics: The New Normal Has Arrived, Metaverse Lords, Future Of Europe

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the Christmas double issue of The Economist. This week: has the new normal already arrived? Plus, meet the lords of the metaverse (10:10) and, a century apart, two men with very different dreams contend for Europe’s future (17:50).

Politics: What America Will Fight For, British PM Grounded, China Olympics

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: what would America fight for? Also, why two years after a famous election victory, Boris Johnson’s would-be radical administration has run into the ground (09:20). And we explore how Beijing’s Winter Olympics may hasten China’s break with the West (17:10).

Political Analysis: Era Of Big Government, Far-Right France, Business Phrases

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: a new era of big government, the revival of far-right ideas in France (10:34) and our Bartleby column on the business phrasebook (19:04).

Analysis: Russia’s New Era Of Repression, Assisted Dying, Bananas In Turkey

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the consequences of Russia’s new era of repression, why too many are still denied the right to die assisted dying (09:19) and why Turkey is deporting refugees for eating bananas (17:09).

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News Analysis: Glasgow Climate Summit, Turkey’s Patriarch & Bollywood

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week why the COP26 climate summit will be both disappointing—and crucial; the autumn of a patriarch in Turkey (11:23); and our Banyan columnist on the BJP’s battle with Bollywood (18:47).

News & Analysis: Real-Time Economics, Tumult In Nigeria, Corporations

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the real-time revolution transforming economics, how insurgency, secessionism and banditry threaten Nigeria (10:06) and our Bartleby columnist on why corporate mission statements deserve more than an eye-roll (17:39).

Analysis: Green Era Energy Shock, From Pandemic To Endemic, Poland’s ‘Polexit’

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the first big energy shock of the green era, how covid-19 will move from pandemic to endemic (11:29) and our Charlemagne columnist assesses the odds of “Polexit” versus a “dirty remain” (17:21).

Analysis: China’s New Reality, London Stock Market, Ford & GM EV’s

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Xi Jinping’s campaign against China’s capitalist excesses, how to revive Britain’s stockmarket (10:11), and electric motor city (18:33).