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The Economist

Jan 01 2022
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 week

Walking away • The Republican Party’s Trump infatuation is alarming. It must not lead to fatalism

Erdogan v economics • A scheme to save the lira piles on the risks instead

Share the data • It’s the best way to determine whether video games are addictive

Time to choose • Brexit’s many contradictions are coming to a head

Keep moving • Travel bans are usually the wrong way to curb Omicron

Letters

In his image • WASHINGTON, DC

Adams eve • NEW YORK

Scientific suspicion • WASHINGTON, DC

The charity-industrial complex • Bridgespan Group: the most powerful consultants you’ve never heard of

Oh man! • WASHINGTON, DC

Rage against the machine • What Chicago tells you about racial politics in America

A new narconomics • ASUNCION, LIMA, MEXICO CITY AND QUITO

Boric acid or placid? • SANTIAGO

The view from Tokyo • TOKYO

Pot cuisine • PRACHINBURI

Prayin’ won’t do you no good • MANILA AND SINGAPORE

Merciful Moon • A presidential pardon catches South Korea by surprise

Caste away • Why Brahmins lead Western firms but rarely Indian ones

The price of zero • Millions are being confined to their homes in one of China’s biggest cities. Such lockdowns could become commoner, and costly

Decoding Xi • NEW YORK

Charter fights • DUBAI

There to stay • JERUSALEM

Bean counters • MITYANA

Smoke, mirrors and lira • ISTANBUL

Memory hole • Vladimir Putin’s latest attack on historical truth

A bad bet • MADRID

Public-private problems • ISTANBUL

Everyone else’s business • Our departing columnist on why EU politicians now accept they are stuck together

Happy now? • How a year outside the EU’s legal and trading arrangements has changed Britain—and Britons

Can you get hooked on video games? • Games-makers’ latest business models have bolstered the case that you can

Soliciting success • NEW YORK

Virtually there • DECENTRALAND

The quiet Americans • NEW YORK

Apology inflation • The trouble with saying you are sorry. A memo from a boss

Glencore’s message to the planet • Sorry, folks. Coal is alive and kicking

Winners and losers • SAN FRANCISCO

Omicron omens • The economic effects of the rapidly spreading variant

Build block better • SAN FRANCISCO

Feast to famine • Why capital will become scarcer in the 2020s

Lose-lose ordeal • New research counts the costs of the Sino-American trade war

Everyone’s going to the Moon • This coming year, a Moonrush will begin in earnest

Omicron causes a less severe illness than earlier variants • But it is spreading fast, and options for treating it are more limited

Body and soul • ANTAKYA, TRIPOLI AND TUNIS

The great vaxxation • This column’s word of the year honours scientific ingenuity

Economic & financial indicators

Dollar divination • What prediction markets expect will happen in 2022

Troublemaker in a cassock • Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town and anti-apartheid colossus, died on December 26th, aged 90


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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 week

Walking away • The Republican Party’s Trump infatuation is alarming. It must not lead to fatalism

Erdogan v economics • A scheme to save the lira piles on the risks instead

Share the data • It’s the best way to determine whether video games are addictive

Time to choose • Brexit’s many contradictions are coming to a head

Keep moving • Travel bans are usually the wrong way to curb Omicron

Letters

In his image • WASHINGTON, DC

Adams eve • NEW YORK

Scientific suspicion • WASHINGTON, DC

The charity-industrial complex • Bridgespan Group: the most powerful consultants you’ve never heard of

Oh man! • WASHINGTON, DC

Rage against the machine • What Chicago tells you about racial politics in America

A new narconomics • ASUNCION, LIMA, MEXICO CITY AND QUITO

Boric acid or placid? • SANTIAGO

The view from Tokyo • TOKYO

Pot cuisine • PRACHINBURI

Prayin’ won’t do you no good • MANILA AND SINGAPORE

Merciful Moon • A presidential pardon catches South Korea by surprise

Caste away • Why Brahmins lead Western firms but rarely Indian ones

The price of zero • Millions are being confined to their homes in one of China’s biggest cities. Such lockdowns could become commoner, and costly

Decoding Xi • NEW YORK

Charter fights • DUBAI

There to stay • JERUSALEM

Bean counters • MITYANA

Smoke, mirrors and lira • ISTANBUL

Memory hole • Vladimir Putin’s latest attack on historical truth

A bad bet • MADRID

Public-private problems • ISTANBUL

Everyone else’s business • Our departing columnist on why EU politicians now accept they are stuck together

Happy now? • How a year outside the EU’s legal and trading arrangements has changed Britain—and Britons

Can you get hooked on video games? • Games-makers’ latest business models have bolstered the case that you can

Soliciting success • NEW YORK

Virtually there • DECENTRALAND

The quiet Americans • NEW YORK

Apology inflation • The trouble with saying you are sorry. A memo from a boss

Glencore’s message to the planet • Sorry, folks. Coal is alive and kicking

Winners and losers • SAN FRANCISCO

Omicron omens • The economic effects of the rapidly spreading variant

Build block better • SAN FRANCISCO

Feast to famine • Why capital will become scarcer in the 2020s

Lose-lose ordeal • New research counts the costs of the Sino-American trade war

Everyone’s going to the Moon • This coming year, a Moonrush will begin in earnest

Omicron causes a less severe illness than earlier variants • But it is spreading fast, and options for treating it are more limited

Body and soul • ANTAKYA, TRIPOLI AND TUNIS

The great vaxxation • This column’s word of the year honours scientific ingenuity

Economic & financial indicators

Dollar divination • What prediction markets expect will happen in 2022

Troublemaker in a cassock • Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town and anti-apartheid colossus, died on December 26th, aged 90


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