Tag Archives: The Economist

Previews: The Economist Magazine- January 28, 2023

The Economist Magazine- January 28, 2023 issue:

The humbling of Goldman Sachs

The struggle to reinvent a firm trapped by its own mythology

China is trying to win over Westerners and private firms

But Xi Jinping is unlikely to change

What makes Germany’s Leopard 2 tank the best fit for Ukraine?

It is easier to run than America’s Abrams—and in plentiful supply in Europe

Opinion: Disney Turns 100, A Dictator In Turkey, How The Young Spend Money

The Economist ‘Editor’s Picks’ (January 23, 2023) A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Disney’s second century, Turkey’s looming dictatorship (10:25) and how young people spend their money (17:35). 

Previews: The Economist Magazine- January 21, 2023

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The Economist – January 21, 2023 issue:

Turkey could be on the brink of dictatorship

President Erdogan could tip his country over the edge

Disney’s troubles show how technology has changed the business of culture

At 100, the mouse can still roar. But it faces a new kind of rival

Excess deaths are soaring as health-care systems wobble

What lessons can be learned from a miserable winter across the rich world?

Opinion: China Reopens & Disrupts World, Britain-EU, Indo-Pacific Revived

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how China’s reopening will disrupt the world economy, a realistic path to a better relationship between Britain and the EU (8:54) and reinventing the Indo-Pacific (17:35).

Global Review: Five Top Stories To Watch In 2023

The Economist – From India becoming the world’s most populous country, to an illegal drug that might be approved as a medicine, The Economist offers its annual look at the year ahead.

Video timeline: 00:00 – The World Ahead 2023 00:35 – India’s population potential 04:30 – Psychedelic medicines 08:06 – Japan’s markets mayhem? 12:45 – Repairing the world 15:50 – The coronation’s colonial concerns

Previews: The Economist Magazine – Dec 23-30, 2022

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The Economist Magazine (December 23 – 30, 2022) issue:

Our country of the year for 2022 can only be Ukraine

For the heroism of its people, and for standing up to a bully

What 2022 meant for the world

Some years bring disorder, others a resolution. This one asked questions

Elon Musk’s $44bn education on free speech

He has had a crash course in the trade-offs in protecting free expression

Preview: The Economist Magazine – Dec 17, 2022

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The Economist – December 17, 2022 issue:

A looming Russian offensive

Ukraine’s chiefs, in an unprecedented series of briefings, tell The Economist about the critical months that lie ahead

What China can still do to avoid an enormous covid death toll

It must treat hospitals as a precious resource and start stockpiling drugs

Why are the rich world’s politicians giving up on economic growth?

Even when they say they want more prosperity, they act as if they don’t

Reviews: The Seven Best Books On Politics In 2022

The Economist – Best books on politics in 2022:

The Impossible City By Karen Cheung

The Impossible City by Karen Cheung

An illuminating and moving personal account of how Hong Kong descended into the mass street unrest of 2019, and of the pandemic-abetted repression that has crushed it since. The author speaks powerfully for a desperate generation of young Hong Kongers conscious that their home city has lost what made it home.

There Are No Accidents. By Jessie Singer

There Are No Accidents

A look at why Americans are so much more likely to suffer violent “accidents” than people in other rich countries. The author shows how poor road design, rather than bad driving, explains the persistence of car crashes and how factories use rule books and disciplinary procedures as a cheap substitute for real safety improvements.

Confidence Man. By Maggie Haberman

Confidence Man by Maggie Haberman

A chronicle of the life and lies of the 45th president of the United States, from outer-borough brat to White House bully. This portrait of a master scammer is by a New York Times journalist who covered Donald Trump for decades. He learned early, she notes, that celebrity was power.

We Have Tired of Violence. By Matt Easton

We Have Tired of Violence

meticulous narration of the efforts to bring to justice the killers of Munir, a prominent Indonesian human-rights activist murdered in 2004. It reads like an enthralling legal-procedural whodunnit, as evidence is slowly unearthed from telephone records, lost documents are retrieved from deleted computer files and intriguing new witnesses emerge.

The Naked Don’t Fear the Water By Matthieu Aikins

In 2016 the author, a Canadian journalist, went undercover to accompany an Afghan friend on his perilous journey to a new life in Europe—always knowing that, if push came to shove, he could fall back on his Western citizenship, while his friend would have to rely on his luck. The result is a devastatingly intimate insight into the refugee crisis.

The Age of the Strongman By Gideon Rachman

It is striking how many of today’s leaders fit the strongman mould, notes a columnist for the Financial Times (formerly of The Economist). His subjects, including Xi Jinping and Prince Muhammad bin Salman, are a threat not only to the well-being of their own countries, he says, but to a world order in which liberal ideas are increasingly embattled.

The Economic Weapon By Nicholas Mulder

A fortuitously timed history of the use of economic sanctions during the interwar period of the 20th century. Their mixed success cautions against hoping that the West’s sanctions against Russia can bring about an end to war in Ukraine.

Preview: The Economist Magazine – Dec 3, 2022

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The Economist – December 3, 2022 issue:

Xi Jinping’s zero-covid policy has turned a health crisis into a political one

Caught between raging disease and unpopular and costly lockdowns, he has no good fix

Will the cap fit?

Why the West’s proposed price cap on Russian oil is no magic weapon

CoD and chips

Why trustbusters should let Microsoft buy Activision Blizzard

Preview: The Economist Magazine – Nov 26, 2022

Frozen out

The Economist – November 26, 2022 issue:

Europe faces an enduring crisis of energy and geopolitics

This will weaken it and threaten its global position

Disney brings back a star of the past. But its real problem is the script

Hollywood is suffering from the brutal economics of streaming

Russian “offshore journalists” need help, not hindrance

Europe should let them do their jobs