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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist
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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

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Editor’s Picks: May 16th 2019

5/16/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, as the rivalry between China and the United States grows, surging sanctions create both risks and unexpected business opportunities. Why the feeble Afghan government is losing the war against the Taliban (10’23). And a tale of golden fleeces—why people in Senegal pay a fortune for fancy sheep (20’19)

Duration:00:23:43

Editor’s Picks: May 9th 2019

5/9/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, our cover story reports on the brewing conflict between America and Iran. Both sides need to step back. Also, why the Mexican-American population is shrinking, despite headlines from the southern border (10:05). And, what the latest trends in baby names say about how France is changing (17:34)

Duration:00:21:50

Editor’s Picks: May 2nd 2019

5/2/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the fight against jihadists is moving to Africa. Despite Western help, governments in the Sahel are struggling to beat back violent extremists. Next, the Democrats and American foreign policy—a chance for radical rethinkers (12:43). And, Netflix and pills—why the drugs industry should take inspiration from the entertainment industry (23:38)

Duration:00:28:28

Editor’s Picks: April 25th 2019

4/25/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to stop the rot in South Africa. The liberal opposition cannot win the elections on May 8th, so the president must clean up his own party. Next, why Britain’s artful compromise on Huawei and 5G is a model for other countries (10:17). And, geoengineering could alleviate climate change, but with politically explosive consequences (14:54)

Duration:00:23:36

Editor’s Picks: April 18th 2019

4/18/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the trouble with tech unicorns. These billion-dollar businesses seem to have it all—except a path to high profits. Next, why did a fire at Notre Dame cathedral provoke more global grief than the recent deadly floods in Mozambique? (9:54) And, why Pakistan risks exterminating a bird that lays golden eggs (15:23)

Duration:00:20:39

Editor’s Picks: April 11th 2019

4/11/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, mass protests have ousted Sudan’s dictator. The big question now is who will succeed him. Our Lexington columnist argues that Donald Trump is a pro wrestler masquerading as commander-in-chief (7:54). And kidney donors are wanted, dead or alive—we consider how to persuade more of the living to donate (15:39)

Duration:00:28:53

Editor’s picks: April 4th 2019

4/4/2019
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A selection of three defining articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the promise and perils of synthetic biology—the nascent human capacity to redesign life. Now that Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned, the real battle to overhaul the system begins (9:24). And, where a rejuvenated Tiger Woods ranks on The Economist’s forecast for the golf Masters (14:58).

Duration:00:20:09

Editor’s picks: March 28th 2019

3/28/2019
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A selection of three defining articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, provides a parable of modern populism. Flaws in Bitcoin suggest that a lasting revival of cryptocurrencies is unlikely (9:20). And, why museums should return stolen art, but accept donations from almost anyone (18:57)

Duration:00:24:14

The Economist - Editor's picks - Mar 23rd-29th 2019

3/21/2019
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A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes

Duration:00:36:40

The future of big tech: Why big tech should fear Europe

3/21/2019
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To understand the future of Silicon Valley, cross the Atlantic

Duration:00:08:01

White-nationalist terrorism: No safe places

3/21/2019
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A solitary killer in Christchurch is part of a global movement

Duration:00:19:52

Free exchange: Natural talent

3/21/2019
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Alan Krueger, a quiet revolutionary of economics, died on March 16th

Duration:00:06:50

The Economist - Editor's picks - Mar 16th-22nd 2019

3/14/2019
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A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes

Duration:00:26:10

Oh **UK! What next for Brexit?: A country in chaos

3/14/2019
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When historians come to write the tale of Britain’s attempts to leave the European Union, this week may be seen as the moment the country finally grasped the mess it was in. Parliament was so scornful of the exit deal that Theresa May had spent two years negotiating in Brussels that MPs threw it out for a second time, in the fourth-biggest government defeat in modern parliamentary history. Then they rejected what had once been her back-up plan of simply walking out without a deal. The prime...

Duration:00:07:55

Boeing and autonomous systems: The computer in the cockpit

3/14/2019
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Partial automation can be more dangerous than none at all

Duration:00:09:00

The Economist - Editor's picks - Mar 9th-15th 2019

3/7/2019
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A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes

Duration:00:31:18

A new scramble for Africa could bring huge benefits for Africans

3/7/2019
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Our cover this week reports on the new scramble for Africa. The 19th-century contest was for land and plunder; the cold-war one was over ideology. Today, countries including China, Turkey and India are rushing to strengthen diplomatic, strategic and commercial ties, drawn by Africa’s growing population as much as its resources. From 2010 to 2016 more than 320 new embassies were set up in Africa in probably the biggest diplomacy-boom ever. Foreigners are building ports and factories, selling...

Duration:00:07:40

Texas politics: Twilight in Austin

3/7/2019
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Humbled Republicans are trying to maintain their longtime grip over the Lone Star state by focusing on bread-and-butter issues

Duration:00:09:29

Russia: Putin tries to build an internyet

3/7/2019
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As Russian television viewers shift online, the state tries to maintain control

Duration:00:12:01

The Economist - Editor's picks - Mar 3rd-8th 2019

2/28/2019
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A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes

Duration:00:22:28