Tag Archives: The Economist

Previews: The Economist Magazine – Sept 10, 2022

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Can Liz Truss fix Britain?

The new prime minister must eschew pantomime radicalism if she is to succeed. The sceptics have many reasons to be dubious—yet underestimating Liz Truss is a mistake her opponents have already made to their cost.

Opinion: Disunited States Of America, Britain Can’t Build, Pakistan Flooding

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the disunited states of America, why Britain can’t build (9:15) and Pakistan’s worst floods in recent memory (17:05).

Preview: The Economist Magazine – Sept 3, 2022

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American states are now Petri dishes of polarisation

Only electoral reform can make them work properly

Two states, two very different states of mind. On August 25th California banned the sale of petrol-powered cars from 2035, a move that will reshape the car industry, reduce carbon emissions and strain the state’s electricity grid. On the same day in Texas a “trigger” law banned abortion from the moment of conception, without exceptions for rape or incest. Those who perform abortions face up to 99 years in prison.

Headlines: Russia Seizes Ukrainian Nuclear-Power Station, British Heatwave

Tensions are rising at Europe’s largest nuclear-power station, which Russian forces are using as a military base. We ask what the risks are, and whether they can be headed off.

Britain’s summer heatwave was deadly—but figuring out how deadly was no easy task. And discovering the real value of the “social capital” outside family and work relationships.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – August 20, 2022

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Will Donald Trump run again?

And, if he does, would Republicans pick him as their nominee?

What kind of prime minister will Britain get?

It will be a technocrat who knows what to do, or a politician who knows how to do it

Preview: The Economist Magazine – August 13, 2022

Target: Taiwan

Target: Taiwan

Future Of Work: Office Design Is Changing Cities

The pandemic and hybrid working have changed the very idea of the office. This is not only changing the design and purpose of offices, but the look of cities too.

Chapters 00:00 – The office: a shifting concept 00:57 – What do future offices look like? 02:30 – The office as a social destination 03:20 – The rising demand for flexible work 04:06 – How should hybrid employees be managed? 06:01 – Will hybrid work worsen gender inequality? 06:36 – How will flexible working reshape cities?

Covers: The Economist Magazine – July 23, 2022

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ESG is often well-meaning but it is deeply flawed. The industry is a mess and needs to be ruthlessly streamlined.

If you are the type of person who is loth to invest in firms that pollute the planet, mistreat workers and stuff their boards with cronies, you will no doubt be aware of one of the hottest trends in finance: environmental, social and governance (esg) investing. It is an attempt to make capitalism work better and deal with the grave threat posed by climate change. It has ballooned in recent years; the titans of investment management claim that more than a third of their assets, or $35trn in total, are monitored through one esg lens or another. It is on the lips of bosses and officials everywhere.

Opinion: U.S. Extremist Democrats, A European Winter & Wine Bottles

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why the Democrats need to wake up and stop pandering to their extremes, Europe’s winter of discontent (9:50), and why bottling white wine in clear glass is an error (18:09).