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The Economist

Oct 30 2021
Magazine

The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

Coronavirus data • To 6am GMT October 28th 2021

The world this week

COP-out • Why Glasgow will be a disappointment. And why it will nonetheless be crucial

With a putsch and a shove • The army’s takeover in Sudan highlights a worrying trend

Capital pains • Why Democrats’ tax plans are such a mess

Clouds over the sky • China says it defends women’s rights. So why attack feminists?

The fun in non-fungible • Our NFT auction reveals the promise of decentralised finance—and some big problems

Letters

African odyssey • CAPE TOWN, DAKAR, LAGOS AND NAIROBI

The Democrats’ disadvantage • WASHINGTON, DC

Down to the wire • ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

A question of safety • MINNEAPOLIS

Hands up, no shots • CHICAGO

Wallow on • NEW YORK

Bringing sex work out of the shadows • WASHINGTON, DC

No one loves Joe Biden • Americans elected the president to get rid of his predecessor. They are not sure what else he can do

Fuelling the flames • SANTIAGO

Red, white and blue tape • Cuba’s communist regime is trying to control crypto

No-growth economics • Peronism’s penchant for controls is holding Argentina back

ASEANgst • A regional club faces its greatest tests yet

In for the long haul • Rebels fighting the military junta are doing better than expected

BJP v Bollywood • What does India’s government have against its film industry?

Zero effort • Australia’s climate policy is all talk and no trousers

The next crisis • ISLAMABAD

The sun, the moon and the ponytail • TOKYO

The long wait • A row about toilets reveals a lot about women’s place in China

All the news that’s fit to reprint • BEIJING

The generals strike back • ADDIS ABABA

Free clicks • A language-teaching app is grappling with tongue-twisting Zulu and Xhosa

Expatonomics • NAIROBI AND DAKAR

Diplomacy by other means • OVDA AND WASHINGTON, DC

Bibi’s long bye-bye • JERUSALEM

Autumn of the patriarch • ISTANBUL

Wire transfer • Several EU members want handouts for barriers to keep migrants out

A Balkans arms race • BELGRADE

PFUE? LOL • PARIS

The new Communists • MOSCOW

Going nuclear • Nuclear energy once bound Europe together. Now it is dividing the club

Farewell to austerity • Rishi Sunak’s budget marks a turn to big-state Conservatism

Something ventured • The government rolls out the red carpet for entrepreneurs and their investors

Super-green Boris • The prime minister is gung-ho about climate change—perhaps too much so for his new voters

Hard pass • NEW DELHI

Cloudy with a dearth of chips • SAN FRANCISCO

Poison-pill popping • HONG KONG

Trouble brewing

Outside the box • NEW YORK

Splitting time? • NEW YORK

Into battle they don’t go • The limits to the lessons of army leadership

Mad Men v machines • The three unknowns of the modern advertising age

Through the looking glass • NEW YORK

The NFT party • How the sale of our cover went

Perverse but persistent • NEW YORK

A tale of two profits • WASHINGTON, DC

Back with a vengeance • Why currency volatility could make a comeback

The long wait for a tax everyone loves to hate...


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The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

Coronavirus data • To 6am GMT October 28th 2021

The world this week

COP-out • Why Glasgow will be a disappointment. And why it will nonetheless be crucial

With a putsch and a shove • The army’s takeover in Sudan highlights a worrying trend

Capital pains • Why Democrats’ tax plans are such a mess

Clouds over the sky • China says it defends women’s rights. So why attack feminists?

The fun in non-fungible • Our NFT auction reveals the promise of decentralised finance—and some big problems

Letters

African odyssey • CAPE TOWN, DAKAR, LAGOS AND NAIROBI

The Democrats’ disadvantage • WASHINGTON, DC

Down to the wire • ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

A question of safety • MINNEAPOLIS

Hands up, no shots • CHICAGO

Wallow on • NEW YORK

Bringing sex work out of the shadows • WASHINGTON, DC

No one loves Joe Biden • Americans elected the president to get rid of his predecessor. They are not sure what else he can do

Fuelling the flames • SANTIAGO

Red, white and blue tape • Cuba’s communist regime is trying to control crypto

No-growth economics • Peronism’s penchant for controls is holding Argentina back

ASEANgst • A regional club faces its greatest tests yet

In for the long haul • Rebels fighting the military junta are doing better than expected

BJP v Bollywood • What does India’s government have against its film industry?

Zero effort • Australia’s climate policy is all talk and no trousers

The next crisis • ISLAMABAD

The sun, the moon and the ponytail • TOKYO

The long wait • A row about toilets reveals a lot about women’s place in China

All the news that’s fit to reprint • BEIJING

The generals strike back • ADDIS ABABA

Free clicks • A language-teaching app is grappling with tongue-twisting Zulu and Xhosa

Expatonomics • NAIROBI AND DAKAR

Diplomacy by other means • OVDA AND WASHINGTON, DC

Bibi’s long bye-bye • JERUSALEM

Autumn of the patriarch • ISTANBUL

Wire transfer • Several EU members want handouts for barriers to keep migrants out

A Balkans arms race • BELGRADE

PFUE? LOL • PARIS

The new Communists • MOSCOW

Going nuclear • Nuclear energy once bound Europe together. Now it is dividing the club

Farewell to austerity • Rishi Sunak’s budget marks a turn to big-state Conservatism

Something ventured • The government rolls out the red carpet for entrepreneurs and their investors

Super-green Boris • The prime minister is gung-ho about climate change—perhaps too much so for his new voters

Hard pass • NEW DELHI

Cloudy with a dearth of chips • SAN FRANCISCO

Poison-pill popping • HONG KONG

Trouble brewing

Outside the box • NEW YORK

Splitting time? • NEW YORK

Into battle they don’t go • The limits to the lessons of army leadership

Mad Men v machines • The three unknowns of the modern advertising age

Through the looking glass • NEW YORK

The NFT party • How the sale of our cover went

Perverse but persistent • NEW YORK

A tale of two profits • WASHINGTON, DC

Back with a vengeance • Why currency volatility could make a comeback

The long wait for a tax everyone loves to hate...


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