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The Economist

May 21 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

The food catastrophe • War is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger. Fixing that is everyone’s business

The meaning of membership • It shows the flimsiness of Vladimir Putin’s justification for invading Ukraine

Sink or swim • As financial markets tumble, we decode the cryptocurrency crash

State of disarray • America’s states are drifting apart over illegal immigration

From asterisks to spiderwebs • The old travel patterns are not coming back. Time for a new approach to public transport

Letters

After the pestilence, after the war… • DHARAULI, KYIV, LUKASHIVKA, RUGBY AND WASHINGTON, DC

The welfare states • NEW YORK

Sickening theory and lethal practice • BUFFALO

O’Hareport • CHICAGO

Keystone-cop politics • HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA

Ineffective altruism • America’s most expensive House race and the ideology that made it so

Outrage and outliers • WASHINGTON, DC

The quiet Ukraine consensus • Congress has maintained bipartisan agreement on the war by not talking about it much

The Medellín model • MEDELLÍN

She sells seer shells • SALVADOR

Distant neighbours • Latin America is split on the importance of defending democracy

These new puritans • SINGAPORE

Pass the Kool-Aid • CHIANG MAI

Last chance salon • ALMATY

NIMBYs v babies • SINGAPORE

Attributary state • India’s politicians have figured out how to turn welfare into votes

Nothing to see here • The UN’s human-rights chief is about to visit Xinjiang. She will be meticulously shielded from reality

Cardinal Zen’s cardinal sin • Hong Kong arrests a Catholic priest for siding with democrats

All eyes on Beijing • The capital tries to avoid a lockdown

Found in translation • A new Twitter account highlights party support for ultra-nationalism

It’s all political • Admirers call China a pragmatic technocracy. Covid shows that politics comes first

Too important to fail • DAKAR

Gagged • NAIROBI

Shake-up and stasis • DUBAI

A harrowing haze • DUBAI

Mahdi mania • Iranians yearn for a messiah. The ayatollahs are worried

Unblocking Odessa • ODESSA

The relief of Kharkiv • And the imminent fall of Mariupol

First Borne • PARIS

Another blow for Mr Scholz • BERLIN

Hemlock for hacks • ATHENS

Giving faces to “faceless Eurocrats” • A sitcom mocks the Brussels bubble

The road not taken • The pandemic seems to have changed travel patterns for good

Here we go again • Another showdown between Britain and the EU looms

UKSA! UKSA! UKSA! • An obsession with America pollutes British politics

Welcome to the Putin show • How the Ukraine war is presented to Russians

Hard landing • The Japanese investment giant’s travails are global tech in a nutshell

Trick or tweet? • An epic case of buyer’s remorse

A new foundation • MUMBAI

Where did the cash go? • SPACs raised billions for mergers. As deals dry up, we follow the money

Supermarket crash • Rising costs catch up with America’s big retailers

Making brainstorming better • Let’s pour some thought bubbles into the ideas jacuzzi

Slow and unsteady • America’s clean-energy industry is stuck. Blame in part its...


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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

The food catastrophe • War is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger. Fixing that is everyone’s business

The meaning of membership • It shows the flimsiness of Vladimir Putin’s justification for invading Ukraine

Sink or swim • As financial markets tumble, we decode the cryptocurrency crash

State of disarray • America’s states are drifting apart over illegal immigration

From asterisks to spiderwebs • The old travel patterns are not coming back. Time for a new approach to public transport

Letters

After the pestilence, after the war… • DHARAULI, KYIV, LUKASHIVKA, RUGBY AND WASHINGTON, DC

The welfare states • NEW YORK

Sickening theory and lethal practice • BUFFALO

O’Hareport • CHICAGO

Keystone-cop politics • HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA

Ineffective altruism • America’s most expensive House race and the ideology that made it so

Outrage and outliers • WASHINGTON, DC

The quiet Ukraine consensus • Congress has maintained bipartisan agreement on the war by not talking about it much

The Medellín model • MEDELLÍN

She sells seer shells • SALVADOR

Distant neighbours • Latin America is split on the importance of defending democracy

These new puritans • SINGAPORE

Pass the Kool-Aid • CHIANG MAI

Last chance salon • ALMATY

NIMBYs v babies • SINGAPORE

Attributary state • India’s politicians have figured out how to turn welfare into votes

Nothing to see here • The UN’s human-rights chief is about to visit Xinjiang. She will be meticulously shielded from reality

Cardinal Zen’s cardinal sin • Hong Kong arrests a Catholic priest for siding with democrats

All eyes on Beijing • The capital tries to avoid a lockdown

Found in translation • A new Twitter account highlights party support for ultra-nationalism

It’s all political • Admirers call China a pragmatic technocracy. Covid shows that politics comes first

Too important to fail • DAKAR

Gagged • NAIROBI

Shake-up and stasis • DUBAI

A harrowing haze • DUBAI

Mahdi mania • Iranians yearn for a messiah. The ayatollahs are worried

Unblocking Odessa • ODESSA

The relief of Kharkiv • And the imminent fall of Mariupol

First Borne • PARIS

Another blow for Mr Scholz • BERLIN

Hemlock for hacks • ATHENS

Giving faces to “faceless Eurocrats” • A sitcom mocks the Brussels bubble

The road not taken • The pandemic seems to have changed travel patterns for good

Here we go again • Another showdown between Britain and the EU looms

UKSA! UKSA! UKSA! • An obsession with America pollutes British politics

Welcome to the Putin show • How the Ukraine war is presented to Russians

Hard landing • The Japanese investment giant’s travails are global tech in a nutshell

Trick or tweet? • An epic case of buyer’s remorse

A new foundation • MUMBAI

Where did the cash go? • SPACs raised billions for mergers. As deals dry up, we follow the money

Supermarket crash • Rising costs catch up with America’s big retailers

Making brainstorming better • Let’s pour some thought bubbles into the ideas jacuzzi

Slow and unsteady • America’s clean-energy industry is stuck. Blame in part its...


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