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The Economist

Dec 18 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.

The world this year

The new normal • The era of predictable unpredictability is not going away

Broken promises • A rebellion in Parliament is just the start of the prime minister’s difficulties

How to deter Vladimir Putin • The West must raise the costs to the Kremlin of invading Ukraine

Situation normal: all bid up • What doesn’t kill the bull market only makes it stranger

Triumphal honours • Which country improved the most in 2021?

Letters

Movers and shakers • DALLAS

The long road back • MAYFIELD, KENTUCKY

Rowing about Christmas • Knock yourself out, Fox: Americans have vied over Christmas for 400 years

Studying Ceará • FORTALEZA AND SOBRAL

Curb your extremism • As a run-off nears, candidates are moderating their radical platforms

A decade of despair • SEOUL

Rule of three • WELLINGTON

Down and to the right • Democracy declined across Asia in 2021, but there are ways that it can revive

A frigid farewell • BEIJING

Old and sad • Suicides by rural women have declined. Now the elderly are the biggest concern

On your marks, get set, now what? • BENGHAZI AND TRIPOLI

The bitter taste of sanctions • The world’s most valuable spice has been stigmatised

Back to the mountains • GASHENA

No room at the inn • COPENHAGEN

The Lolland exception • MARIBO

Here come the Harvards • SOFIA

A bittersweet Noël • The French president’s tricky Christmas present

A dose for the world • The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has attracted lots of criticism. It is still a triumph

Saving Ulster • Parties that support ties with Britain are gradually modernising

Over the hills • How to lure shoppers off their computers? With a heap of earth, apparently

Wakey wakey • Britain’s foreign secretary wants to end the age of introspection

Seeing the need for speed • The new variant advances at an incredible rate. That means action is urgent

All at sea • Long delays and high costs will not abate soon

A year in four charts

Cloud atlas • LAS VEGAS

Teamwork and the Beatles • A new documentary on the Fab Four is a must-watch for managers, too

Lords of the metaverse • Forget space. The next billionaire battle is to take people beyond reality

Spinning around • The craze for private assets has reached fever pitch. Can the party continue?

SWIFT thinking • The consequences of excluding Russia from the global payments system

Follow the money

Lurking danger • HONG KONG

Of Milton and money • Has the pandemic shown inflation to be a fiscal phenomenon?

Bees, mites and unintended consequences • Beekeepers may have accidentally assisted a parasite that plagues their charges

Real fintech • Nature does not use propellers. So why do people?

One with Nineveh and Tyre • Earth’s magnetic field illuminates biblical history

Arabian lights • AL ULA AND JEDDAH

Economic & financial indicators

If it spreads, it’s read • Covid-19 and America’s presidential transition got the most attention

Spiderman • Antony Sher, an innovative Shakespearean actor, died on December 2nd, aged 72

UNEARTHING THE TRUTH • GREAT ZIMBABWE

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL • HONG KONG

THE PLEASURES OF THE TABLE • NEW...


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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.

The world this year

The new normal • The era of predictable unpredictability is not going away

Broken promises • A rebellion in Parliament is just the start of the prime minister’s difficulties

How to deter Vladimir Putin • The West must raise the costs to the Kremlin of invading Ukraine

Situation normal: all bid up • What doesn’t kill the bull market only makes it stranger

Triumphal honours • Which country improved the most in 2021?

Letters

Movers and shakers • DALLAS

The long road back • MAYFIELD, KENTUCKY

Rowing about Christmas • Knock yourself out, Fox: Americans have vied over Christmas for 400 years

Studying Ceará • FORTALEZA AND SOBRAL

Curb your extremism • As a run-off nears, candidates are moderating their radical platforms

A decade of despair • SEOUL

Rule of three • WELLINGTON

Down and to the right • Democracy declined across Asia in 2021, but there are ways that it can revive

A frigid farewell • BEIJING

Old and sad • Suicides by rural women have declined. Now the elderly are the biggest concern

On your marks, get set, now what? • BENGHAZI AND TRIPOLI

The bitter taste of sanctions • The world’s most valuable spice has been stigmatised

Back to the mountains • GASHENA

No room at the inn • COPENHAGEN

The Lolland exception • MARIBO

Here come the Harvards • SOFIA

A bittersweet Noël • The French president’s tricky Christmas present

A dose for the world • The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has attracted lots of criticism. It is still a triumph

Saving Ulster • Parties that support ties with Britain are gradually modernising

Over the hills • How to lure shoppers off their computers? With a heap of earth, apparently

Wakey wakey • Britain’s foreign secretary wants to end the age of introspection

Seeing the need for speed • The new variant advances at an incredible rate. That means action is urgent

All at sea • Long delays and high costs will not abate soon

A year in four charts

Cloud atlas • LAS VEGAS

Teamwork and the Beatles • A new documentary on the Fab Four is a must-watch for managers, too

Lords of the metaverse • Forget space. The next billionaire battle is to take people beyond reality

Spinning around • The craze for private assets has reached fever pitch. Can the party continue?

SWIFT thinking • The consequences of excluding Russia from the global payments system

Follow the money

Lurking danger • HONG KONG

Of Milton and money • Has the pandemic shown inflation to be a fiscal phenomenon?

Bees, mites and unintended consequences • Beekeepers may have accidentally assisted a parasite that plagues their charges

Real fintech • Nature does not use propellers. So why do people?

One with Nineveh and Tyre • Earth’s magnetic field illuminates biblical history

Arabian lights • AL ULA AND JEDDAH

Economic & financial indicators

If it spreads, it’s read • Covid-19 and America’s presidential transition got the most attention

Spiderman • Antony Sher, an innovative Shakespearean actor, died on December 2nd, aged 72

UNEARTHING THE TRUTH • GREAT ZIMBABWE

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL • HONG KONG

THE PLEASURES OF THE TABLE • NEW...


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