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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

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The Economist - Editor's picks - Nov 17th-23rd 2018

11/15/2018
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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:00:24:23

Britain and the European Union: Into the Brexit endgame

11/15/2018
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In Britain we consider the beginning of the Brexit endgame, now that a draft divorce deal has been agreed between Britain and the European Union. It has prompted several ministerial resignations, and getting it through Parliament looks like a tall order. Having spent the past two years arguing about the national interest, politicians must now decide where they think it lies

Duration:00:07:06

Competition: The next capitalist revolution

11/15/2018
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Capitalism has a real problem, we argue—just not the one that protectionists and populists like to talk about. Life has become far too comfortable for some firms in the old economy, and in the new economy, tech giants have amassed formidable market power. A revolution is needed to unleash competition, force down abnormally high profits and ensure that innovation can thrive. A competition revolution could also help restore the public’s faith in capitalism

Duration:00:08:37

Wildfires in California: The new abnormal

11/15/2018
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California faces the most destructive fire in its history

Duration:00:06:46

The Economist - Editor's picks - Nov 10th-16th 2018

11/8/2018
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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:00:39:09

After America’s elections: The mid-terms produce a divided government for a divided country

11/8/2018
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A recipe for gridlock, poor governance and disenchantment with the political system

Duration:00:07:42

Charlemagne: Reflections on Armistice Day

11/8/2018
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No continent, even one as old as Europe, can truly master its history

Duration:00:07:45

Gene drives: Extinction on demand

11/8/2018
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The promise and peril of a new genetic-engineering technology

Duration:00:21:38

The Economist - Editor's picks - November 3rd-9th 2018

11/1/2018
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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:00:25:11

America divided: Why America's mid-term elections matter

11/1/2018
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Our cover this week looks at what is at stake in America’s mid-term elections on November 6th. The country is more divided and angry than it has been in decades. Politicians routinely treat each other as rogues, fools or traitors; pipe bombs and a mass-shooting at a synagogue have tainted the close of the campaign. Toxic federal politics prevents action on vital issues, from immigration to welfare; it erodes Americans’ faith in their government; and it dims the beacon of American democracy...

Duration:00:08:01

This is the end: Angela Merkel will step down as CDU party leader in December

11/1/2018
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She hopes to stay on as chancellor till 2021, but probably cannot

Duration:00:06:49

Schumpeter: Big Tech’s sell-off

11/1/2018
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The shares of the world’s tech giants have sunk by a sixth in a month. Wobble or wipe-out?

Duration:00:08:24

The Economist - Editor's picks - October 27th-November 2nd 2018

10/25/2018
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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:00:21:24

The showdown nears: The European Commission rejects Italy’s budget

10/25/2018
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But it gives the country’s leaders three weeks to think again

Duration:00:06:39

Brazil’s elections: Containing Jair Bolsonaro

10/25/2018
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A probable president with authoritarian instincts must be challenged by a united democratic opposition

Duration:00:05:23

Aussie rules: What the world can learn from Australia

10/25/2018
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Our cover this week holds out Australia as an example for the world. Rising incomes, low public debt, an affordable welfare state, popular support for mass immigration and a broad political consensus: in most of the rich world such blessings are a distant dream, in Australia they are a proud reality. The country has been growing for 27 years without a recession. The public finances are in excellent long-term shape. Half of Australians are either immigrants or the children of immigrants. What...

Duration:00:07:29

The Economist - Editor's picks - Oct 20th-26th 2018

10/19/2018
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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:00:21:50

China v America: How the world’s superpowers have become rivals

10/19/2018
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Our cover this week looks at the growing rivalry between China and America. For the past 25 years America has believed that economic integration would make China not just wealthier but also more liberal, pluralistic and democratic. Today, however, America has come to see China as a strategic rival—a malevolent actor and a rule-breaker. President Donald Trump is right to think that a strong America needs to challenge China’s behaviour. But to avoid a vicious cycle of belligerence he also...

Duration:00:08:44

Germany: Not so grand

10/19/2018
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Recent elections show that Angela Merkel’s coalition is in deep trouble. That means Europe is in trouble, too

Duration:00:04:33

Criminal justice: No pessimism over prisons

10/19/2018
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There is nothing inevitable about America’s over-reliance on locking people up

Duration:00:05:25