Tag Archives: The Economist

UK Politics: ‘Scottish Independence – Could Britain Break Up?’ (Video)

The union between the nations of the United Kingdom is looking increasingly fragile, thanks to Brexit. If Scotland were to break away from Britain it would face an uncertain future—as would the rest of the union.

Global News: A Worker’s World, Amazon Effect On Sports, Japanese Poetry

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, riding high in a workers’ worldthe Amazon effect on live sport (9:45) and even transience is mutating (17:35).

Podcast: The ‘Future Of Work’ (The Economist)

The pandemic has fuelled an explosion of unemployment and a transformation in how many people work, especially in richer countries. Many of these changes are promising and there are many reasons for optimism about the labour market

Also, the prospects for working from home and MIT labour economist David Autor on the effect of covid-19 on automation. Simon Long hosts

World News: Science After Covid, Rwanda & VW Chases Tesla (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: science after the pandemic, Rwanda: paragon or prison? (9:10) And Herbie goes electric (33:55)

Video Analysis: How Vaccine Passports Can Kick-Start The Economy

Vaccine passports are likely to become a feature of everyday life as lockdowns are lifted across the world. But as “green passes” kick-start economies, what are the potential drawbacks? Read more of our coverage on coronavirus : https://econ.st/397Mkxq

World News: How To Deal With China, Mexican Border, Global Happiness

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to deal with ChinaBiden’s border bind (12:01) and how the pandemic has changed the shape of global happiness (27:34). Zanny Minton Beddoes hosts.

Technology: ‘How Covid Is Boosting Innovation’

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and pushed the world faster into the future. As businesses and organisations look towards the post-pandemic era, what lessons can be learned about innovation?

Read more here: https://econ.st/3t6T7yM

Chapters 00:00​ – How has covid-19 boosted innovation? 01:20​ – Drone deliveries 04:20​ – How crises lead to innovation 06:47​ – How restaurants have innovated 09:29​ – Inequality between companies 10:48​ – Some start-ups have thrived 12:57​ – Working from home 14:15​ – E-learning: benefits and challenges

Nuclear Power: ‘Why Is It So Unpopular?’ (Video)

The meltdown at a nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan, ten years ago stoked anxieties about nuclear energy. But nuclear is one of the safest, most reliable and sustainable forms of energy, and decarbonising will be much more difficult without it.

Analysis: ‘Can Air Flights Go Green?’ (Video)

Covid-19 has caused the worst crisis in aviation’s history. Is this the industry’s moment for a green reset—and which technologies offer the best hope?