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The Economist UK Edition

May 08 2021
Magazine

The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular Special reports on industries and countries.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT May 6th 2021

The world this week

The digital currencies that matter • Government-run virtual currencies are coming. They are a giant risk that is worth taking

Bearing harms • Permitless-carry gun laws are misguided and should be scrapped

Time’s up • The Oracle of Omaha should look to the future and step aside at Berkshire Hathaway

A state of one’s own • After 30 years of running itself, Somaliland deserves international recognition

The power of negative thinking • How to make long-term emissions pledges add up

Letters

Serfing the web • Social-media platforms used to get most of their content for free. Now creators command a price, and online power is shifting

Why London’s bridge is falling down • Relations between the capital and the national government have worsened. That affects the whole country

Water, water everywhere • The pandemic has resulted in a shortage in of cadavers

Fish fight with France • Jersey is the centre of a row over fishing rights

The omnivore • LUTON

A new recruit • The government is determined to build a big life-sciences industry

The fat controller • The Treasury is expected to use its new clout to shape working patterns

From rage to disillusion • MADRID

Red in robe, green in thought • BERLIN

Pluses and minuses • DUBLIN

Reform or relapse? • PARIS

Erdogan’s no-wine situation • ISTANBUL

The anti-Orban • Meet the other politician from Budapest

The firearms free-for-all • DALLAS

Speechless • SAN FRANCISCO

The house wins • After years of decline, home-ownership is rising in America

Time and money • Black Americans spend more of the day being kept waiting

Assuming the position • Joe Biden has not yet chosen a path on trade in technology with China

Crime without punishment • ST LOUIS, MISSOURI

A shad state of affairs • The Potomac river is a more vivid symbol of American history than any of the monuments along it

Bukele’s bulldozer • MEXICO CITY

A terrible accident in Mexico City

Taxing times • BOGOTÁ

Whose fish are they anyway? • A bid to protect part of the Pacific raises legal conundrums

Out of the rubble, 30 years on • BERBERA AND HARGEISA

Fire escape • KASAI

Home brewing • Covid-19 has exposed Africa’s reliance on vaccines from abroad

Free to quit • Foreign workers get some basic rights

Peace on hold • The Houthi rebels have little reason to lay down their arms

How despots pick their opponents • DUBAI

Paper tiger • DELHI

Urbs prima in Indis • DELHI

Let there be mood lighting • SEOUL

Reds under the veg • MANILA

Thirst trap • A new set of ideas to fix Bangladesh’s long-running water crisis

Closing argument • Australia’s debate about China is becoming shrill and one-sided

The new scold war • The Communist Party pushes back against critics of its policies in Xinjiang

Nipping and tucking • Why so many young Chinese try to change the way they look

Resistance is not futile • China fears containment by American-led alliances. It should worry more about why it is distrusted

Spam, scam, scam, scam • A decentralised dark...


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The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular Special reports on industries and countries.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT May 6th 2021

The world this week

The digital currencies that matter • Government-run virtual currencies are coming. They are a giant risk that is worth taking

Bearing harms • Permitless-carry gun laws are misguided and should be scrapped

Time’s up • The Oracle of Omaha should look to the future and step aside at Berkshire Hathaway

A state of one’s own • After 30 years of running itself, Somaliland deserves international recognition

The power of negative thinking • How to make long-term emissions pledges add up

Letters

Serfing the web • Social-media platforms used to get most of their content for free. Now creators command a price, and online power is shifting

Why London’s bridge is falling down • Relations between the capital and the national government have worsened. That affects the whole country

Water, water everywhere • The pandemic has resulted in a shortage in of cadavers

Fish fight with France • Jersey is the centre of a row over fishing rights

The omnivore • LUTON

A new recruit • The government is determined to build a big life-sciences industry

The fat controller • The Treasury is expected to use its new clout to shape working patterns

From rage to disillusion • MADRID

Red in robe, green in thought • BERLIN

Pluses and minuses • DUBLIN

Reform or relapse? • PARIS

Erdogan’s no-wine situation • ISTANBUL

The anti-Orban • Meet the other politician from Budapest

The firearms free-for-all • DALLAS

Speechless • SAN FRANCISCO

The house wins • After years of decline, home-ownership is rising in America

Time and money • Black Americans spend more of the day being kept waiting

Assuming the position • Joe Biden has not yet chosen a path on trade in technology with China

Crime without punishment • ST LOUIS, MISSOURI

A shad state of affairs • The Potomac river is a more vivid symbol of American history than any of the monuments along it

Bukele’s bulldozer • MEXICO CITY

A terrible accident in Mexico City

Taxing times • BOGOTÁ

Whose fish are they anyway? • A bid to protect part of the Pacific raises legal conundrums

Out of the rubble, 30 years on • BERBERA AND HARGEISA

Fire escape • KASAI

Home brewing • Covid-19 has exposed Africa’s reliance on vaccines from abroad

Free to quit • Foreign workers get some basic rights

Peace on hold • The Houthi rebels have little reason to lay down their arms

How despots pick their opponents • DUBAI

Paper tiger • DELHI

Urbs prima in Indis • DELHI

Let there be mood lighting • SEOUL

Reds under the veg • MANILA

Thirst trap • A new set of ideas to fix Bangladesh’s long-running water crisis

Closing argument • Australia’s debate about China is becoming shrill and one-sided

The new scold war • The Communist Party pushes back against critics of its policies in Xinjiang

Nipping and tucking • Why so many young Chinese try to change the way they look

Resistance is not futile • China fears containment by American-led alliances. It should worry more about why it is distrusted

Spam, scam, scam, scam • A decentralised dark...


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