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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

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Editor's picks - July 14th-20th 2018

7/12/2018
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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:00:50:39

Brexit

7/12/2018
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Just another week in British politics

Duration:00:07:35

American democracy’s built-in bias

7/12/2018
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For Democrats to have a better than 50% chance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives in November’s mid-term elections, they will need to win the popular vote by around seven percentage points—a landslide. The Senate and the White House have a similar bias. In no other two-party system does the party that receives the most votes routinely find itself out of power. What has gone wrong?

Duration:00:07:09

Jupiter Humbled

7/12/2018
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As criticism of his presidency mounts, Emmanuel Macron adjusts his tone

Duration:00:06:36

You look a million bolívares

7/12/2018
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Inflation is so high that banknotes are worth more folded up into origami objects than as cash

Duration:00:04:38

Jihad’s next battleground

7/12/2018
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The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa and the jihadists seem to be winning

Duration:00:21:42

The Economist - Editor's picks - July 7th-13th 2018

7/5/2018
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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:00:45:38

The Western alliance is in trouble

7/5/2018
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We have two covers this week. In the Americas and Europe, ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11th and 12th, we look at the growing transatlantic rift. America did as much as any country to create post-war Europe. The alliance it fostered won the cold war and then built democracy in newly liberated eastern Europe. But tensions—over NATO contributions, divergent priorities and values and, lately, the demands of Donald Trump­—are tearing it apart. That should worry Europe, America...

Duration:00:07:36

Why India needs women to work

7/5/2018
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In Asia, the Middle East and Africa we report on the plight of women in India. They are less likely to work there than in any G20 country except Saudi Arabia. And their exclusion is getting worse. Since 2005, India’s economy has doubled and the number of working-age women has doubled, yet 10m fewer women have jobs. The economic cost is immense—if Indian women were able to work as Indian men do, the country would be on the way to middle-income status. The human cost, in lost potential,...

Duration:00:07:21

FAANGs v BATs

7/5/2018
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Chinese and American tech champions are competing outside their home markets as never before. The stakes could hardly be higher—for the companies, their customers and the growing geopolitical competition between China and America

Duration:00:06:32

The world if

7/5/2018
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We present our annual supplement of speculative and future-gazing scenarios. What, for instance, would Earth be like if it had never had a moon?

Duration:00:13:06

Disarming North Korea

7/5/2018
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As Mike Pompeo, America’s secretary of state, heads for Pyongyang we explain how unpicking Kim Jong Un’s arsenal looks harder than anything nuclear inspectors have ever tried

Duration:00:13:06

Red lines crossed 1

6/21/2018
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The phoney trade war between America and China is fast turning into the real thing. We have two pieces: one analyses the potential damage; the other reports on how China sees the looming battle

Duration:00:07:02

Red lines crossed 2

6/21/2018
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The phoney trade war between America and China is fast turning into the real thing. We have two pieces: one analyses the potential damage; the other reports on how China sees the looming battle

Duration:00:07:03

Bad science

6/21/2018
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Most scientific journals claim to submit papers to “peer review” as a guarantee of their value. However, a rising number of them do not bother to do so. That threatens to corrupt the spread of scientific knowledge

Duration:00:10:11