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The Economist

Jan 08 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

How to talk to Mr Putin • Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has created a chance to enhance the security of Europe

Beware snake oil, Mr President • Democrats seem dangerously drawn to schemes to limit the growth in prices

High-voltage mire • Congress should reject President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s dirty, costly energy policy

Pliant patriots • Hong Kong’s new legislature has been sworn in. It is a mockery of democracy

The meaning of green • Europe’s new labelling scheme is not the way to get capitalism to tackle climate change

Letters

Putin’s brinkmanship • Russia’s menacing of Ukraine is unlikely to induce NATO to retreat. It may have the opposite effect

A daunting year for Democrats • WASHINGTON, DC

Covid reconsidered • WASHINGTON, DC

Who counts wins • NEW YORK

Identity problems • WASHINGTON, DC

Crickets, blue corn and bison tartare • Native American chefs are cooking up a culinary renaissance

Going forth and striving to multiply • PROVO AND SÃO PAULO

The insurrection, one year on • The Republican Party has rewritten the history of the violence its leader caused

Back to the disco era • MEXICO CITY

Bolsonaryo v Lulo • SÃO PAULO

Crushing disappointment • The price of garlic is heady

Shouting at deaf old men • Fuel-price protests have sparked unrest that threatens the regime

Elections and infections • DELHI

RAAring to go • SYDNEY AND TOKYO

Goodbye to all that • SINGAPORE

The forgettable populist • Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ cantankerous strongman, leaves little behind

Showing who’s boss • A once-vibrant press corps is battered into dull conformity

Geneva discords • America may seek a human-rights showdown with China

For-profit paranoia • China’s online nationalists see hostile foreign forces at every turn

When you are in a hole... • KOIDU

The birds and the “be quiet” • A court unbans sex education

How to capture a state • An inquiry shows how graft flourished under Jacob Zuma

Losing control • JERUSALEM

Bubbling below the surface • MEDINA

Keep calm and carry on • KYIV AND VOVCHANSK

Nein, danke! • BERLIN

Decision time for Draghi • ROME

To the end of the earth • OURENSE

Rewiring Europe • The return of big government sparks questions for the European project

A question of consent • Sexual-assault claims strike at the basis of Britain’s hereditary monarchy

Balancing act • Protecting national security without deterring investors

Kicking winners • Britain’s politics involve a unique disdain for the country’s strengths

God, Mammon and real estate • BERLIN

The accidental mogul • Just how big in media does a $3trn tech firm want to be?

No child’s play • NEW YORK

Blood will have blood • NEW YORK

Cloud v ether • SAN FRANCISCO

Motor Sin City • The digital future of vehicle technology

Blue-collar burnout • NEW YORK

Office theatrics • It’s not what you do. It’s how ostentatiously you do it

House party • HALIFAX, CANADA

Gold standard • The EU’S green labelling scheme could go global

Regulatory flex • WASHINGTON, DC

The new consensus • A new study finds that...


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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

How to talk to Mr Putin • Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has created a chance to enhance the security of Europe

Beware snake oil, Mr President • Democrats seem dangerously drawn to schemes to limit the growth in prices

High-voltage mire • Congress should reject President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s dirty, costly energy policy

Pliant patriots • Hong Kong’s new legislature has been sworn in. It is a mockery of democracy

The meaning of green • Europe’s new labelling scheme is not the way to get capitalism to tackle climate change

Letters

Putin’s brinkmanship • Russia’s menacing of Ukraine is unlikely to induce NATO to retreat. It may have the opposite effect

A daunting year for Democrats • WASHINGTON, DC

Covid reconsidered • WASHINGTON, DC

Who counts wins • NEW YORK

Identity problems • WASHINGTON, DC

Crickets, blue corn and bison tartare • Native American chefs are cooking up a culinary renaissance

Going forth and striving to multiply • PROVO AND SÃO PAULO

The insurrection, one year on • The Republican Party has rewritten the history of the violence its leader caused

Back to the disco era • MEXICO CITY

Bolsonaryo v Lulo • SÃO PAULO

Crushing disappointment • The price of garlic is heady

Shouting at deaf old men • Fuel-price protests have sparked unrest that threatens the regime

Elections and infections • DELHI

RAAring to go • SYDNEY AND TOKYO

Goodbye to all that • SINGAPORE

The forgettable populist • Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ cantankerous strongman, leaves little behind

Showing who’s boss • A once-vibrant press corps is battered into dull conformity

Geneva discords • America may seek a human-rights showdown with China

For-profit paranoia • China’s online nationalists see hostile foreign forces at every turn

When you are in a hole... • KOIDU

The birds and the “be quiet” • A court unbans sex education

How to capture a state • An inquiry shows how graft flourished under Jacob Zuma

Losing control • JERUSALEM

Bubbling below the surface • MEDINA

Keep calm and carry on • KYIV AND VOVCHANSK

Nein, danke! • BERLIN

Decision time for Draghi • ROME

To the end of the earth • OURENSE

Rewiring Europe • The return of big government sparks questions for the European project

A question of consent • Sexual-assault claims strike at the basis of Britain’s hereditary monarchy

Balancing act • Protecting national security without deterring investors

Kicking winners • Britain’s politics involve a unique disdain for the country’s strengths

God, Mammon and real estate • BERLIN

The accidental mogul • Just how big in media does a $3trn tech firm want to be?

No child’s play • NEW YORK

Blood will have blood • NEW YORK

Cloud v ether • SAN FRANCISCO

Motor Sin City • The digital future of vehicle technology

Blue-collar burnout • NEW YORK

Office theatrics • It’s not what you do. It’s how ostentatiously you do it

House party • HALIFAX, CANADA

Gold standard • The EU’S green labelling scheme could go global

Regulatory flex • WASHINGTON, DC

The new consensus • A new study finds that...


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