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The Economist

Nov 20 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 November 18th 2021

The world this week

The triumph of big government • As the state’s footprint expands, how should classical liberals respond?

Barbarians at the garden gate • Hostility towards private equity’s push into property is misguided

The next Afghanistan • To prevail against jihadists in the Sahel, the West must learn from past mistakes

From role-model to cautionary tale • Unless moderates rediscover their convictions, an extremist will become president

Don’t mock the metaverse • Virtual worlds are already here

Letters

The great embiggening • SAN FRANCISCO

Scott free • MacKenzie Scott is giving away more money, faster, than anyone has before

Provoking questions • KENOSHA

Answered prayers • QUEENS, NEW YORK

Rich in experience • SAN JUAN

Spending and voting • WASHINGTON, DC

Drug deals • Will the Democrats’ proposals on drug pricing damage innovation?

Pete Buttigieg’s impossible job • The secretary of transportation is a star. But fixing the roads won’t make Joe Biden popular

Pole positions • SANTIAGO

A rose, but no uprising

Chilly reception • IQUIQUE

The ambiguities of Peronism • Will electoral defeat favour moderation in Argentina?

The embrace of the motherland • SINGAPORE

Succession • MANILA

A matter of some pride • SAPPORO AND TOKYO

A dangerous addiction • DELHI

Bear with them • Russia is making friends in South-East Asia, but its influence remains limited

Soaking it up • LESHAN

The grey walls of China • Officials give graffiti artists a surprising amount of leeway

A Sino-American ice age • Be glad that Presidents Xi and Biden are talking, but many dangers lurk

Sahel in a handbasket • BAMAKO AND GAO

Whodunnit? • KAMPALA

Spies against crime • JERUSALEM

Bad smells everywhere • AGAREB

Pitch darkness • DUBAI

Aux larmes, citoyens! • PARIS

Caucasian degeneration • TBILISI

Borderline case • The EU wants to help Poland with migrants but punish it for judicial abuses

Atomic jitters • BERLIN

Permanent partition? • VAROSHA

Marx brothers • Local politics, force of habit and canny strategy help Europe’s communists cling on

The dead of winter • Hospitals are in a dire state—and temperatures are only just starting to drop

Just not cricket • A parliamentary committee hears allegations of systematic anti-Asian abuse

Who runs the country? • The country’s establishment has split into two, each convinced that the other is in charge

Out of reach? • GLASGOW

The Party capitalists • HONG KONG

A simple solution • Making the energy shift less taxing

The business phrasebook • A short guide to what your colleagues really mean

Monet, Manet, Money • A galloping auction at Sotheby’s paints a new picture of the art world

If you build it • Besides the tech titans, video-game firms want a slice of the metaverse pie

Chugging along • NEW YORK

Walmart gets its bite back • But the Beast of Bentonville still has Amazon on its tail

Material clout • The world’s biggest consumer of raw materials wants to extend its influence

Land of the falling price • HONG KONG

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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 November 18th 2021

The world this week

The triumph of big government • As the state’s footprint expands, how should classical liberals respond?

Barbarians at the garden gate • Hostility towards private equity’s push into property is misguided

The next Afghanistan • To prevail against jihadists in the Sahel, the West must learn from past mistakes

From role-model to cautionary tale • Unless moderates rediscover their convictions, an extremist will become president

Don’t mock the metaverse • Virtual worlds are already here

Letters

The great embiggening • SAN FRANCISCO

Scott free • MacKenzie Scott is giving away more money, faster, than anyone has before

Provoking questions • KENOSHA

Answered prayers • QUEENS, NEW YORK

Rich in experience • SAN JUAN

Spending and voting • WASHINGTON, DC

Drug deals • Will the Democrats’ proposals on drug pricing damage innovation?

Pete Buttigieg’s impossible job • The secretary of transportation is a star. But fixing the roads won’t make Joe Biden popular

Pole positions • SANTIAGO

A rose, but no uprising

Chilly reception • IQUIQUE

The ambiguities of Peronism • Will electoral defeat favour moderation in Argentina?

The embrace of the motherland • SINGAPORE

Succession • MANILA

A matter of some pride • SAPPORO AND TOKYO

A dangerous addiction • DELHI

Bear with them • Russia is making friends in South-East Asia, but its influence remains limited

Soaking it up • LESHAN

The grey walls of China • Officials give graffiti artists a surprising amount of leeway

A Sino-American ice age • Be glad that Presidents Xi and Biden are talking, but many dangers lurk

Sahel in a handbasket • BAMAKO AND GAO

Whodunnit? • KAMPALA

Spies against crime • JERUSALEM

Bad smells everywhere • AGAREB

Pitch darkness • DUBAI

Aux larmes, citoyens! • PARIS

Caucasian degeneration • TBILISI

Borderline case • The EU wants to help Poland with migrants but punish it for judicial abuses

Atomic jitters • BERLIN

Permanent partition? • VAROSHA

Marx brothers • Local politics, force of habit and canny strategy help Europe’s communists cling on

The dead of winter • Hospitals are in a dire state—and temperatures are only just starting to drop

Just not cricket • A parliamentary committee hears allegations of systematic anti-Asian abuse

Who runs the country? • The country’s establishment has split into two, each convinced that the other is in charge

Out of reach? • GLASGOW

The Party capitalists • HONG KONG

A simple solution • Making the energy shift less taxing

The business phrasebook • A short guide to what your colleagues really mean

Monet, Manet, Money • A galloping auction at Sotheby’s paints a new picture of the art world

If you build it • Besides the tech titans, video-game firms want a slice of the metaverse pie

Chugging along • NEW YORK

Walmart gets its bite back • But the Beast of Bentonville still has Amazon on its tail

Material clout • The world’s biggest consumer of raw materials wants to extend its influence

Land of the falling price • HONG KONG

Houdini...


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