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The Economist UK Edition

Jun 12 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 Jun 10th 2021

The world this week

Bunged up • A great green investment boom is under way. Bottlenecks are an underappreciated problem

Inoculation, inoculation, inoculation • For all their talk about international co-operation, America and its allies are failing the world

Peru in peril • A failure to reform is poised to produce a lurch to the far left

A new architecture • A less loophole-riddled system for taxing multinationals is within reach

False positive • The approval of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s is premature, risky and wrong

Letters

Missing ingredients • NEW YORK

Something to celebrate • PETERBOROUGH

Carry on glamping • BRADFORD-ON-AVON

Gilt-y pleasure • As political risk fades, British government debt is back in vogue

Green gold • BELFAST

Chained to the desk • Children’s prisons are bleak places. Teachers are trying to improve them

Tory trouble? • AMERSHAM

Dirty pretty things • BATH

Geordie Tory • A new version of Essex man is born in the north

Summit season • With Donald Trump gone, NATO plots its future

Found at sea • ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE

Trans-national • Europe enters the gender wars

Party lines • AMSTERDAM

How green is my Draghi? • ROME

The many faces of Sebastian Kurz • Austria’s chancellor is a strangely familiar figure

The reading wars • WASHINGTON, DC

Lowering the bar • DALLAS

Plaid shirts and plywood • PORTLAND

Conspiracy as a second language • PROVIDENCE

Dorm norms • WASHINGTON, DC

Sinema’s technicolour moderation • The senator from Arizona is better at upsetting Democrats than working with Republicans

The man with the straw hat • LIMA

Clipped wings • MEXICO CITY

Democratic deficit • Months before an election, Daniel Ortega turns on his rivals

Now for some good news • SERRANA

The rise of Raisi • DUBAI

Pottery in pieces • SAFI

Go west, habibi • Lebanese move to west Africa, escaping the crisis at home

Do not rinse and retweet • ABUJA

Turning over a new leaf • NOUAKCHOTT

Facing famine in Tigray

1989 and all that • KABUL AND KANDAHAR

Push the boat out • COLOMBO

Multiply by six • More evidence emerges of the true death toll from covid-19

Have a cow, man • MANILA

Quad wrangle • An informal defensive coalition of four democracies has to prove its mettle

Who watches the watchmen? • The party’s feared anti-graft unit has emerged from a bureaucratic reshuffle with even more power than before

Build big, show little • China says it wants to be a “museum power” by 2035

Foreigners inside the Great Wall • Globalisation was meant to change China, but China is changing the world

What’s the Japanese for QAnon? • BOSTON AND SÃO PAULO

Less for more • NEW YORK

Boom time? • A flock of startups wants to break the sound barrier

The return of the mega-LBO

Booster shot • BUNDANG AND SEOUL

New rules of the road • SAN FRANCISCO

Working hard for the money • A new study questions the effectiveness of remote working

Gadflies in the boardroom •...


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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 Jun 10th 2021

The world this week

Bunged up • A great green investment boom is under way. Bottlenecks are an underappreciated problem

Inoculation, inoculation, inoculation • For all their talk about international co-operation, America and its allies are failing the world

Peru in peril • A failure to reform is poised to produce a lurch to the far left

A new architecture • A less loophole-riddled system for taxing multinationals is within reach

False positive • The approval of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s is premature, risky and wrong

Letters

Missing ingredients • NEW YORK

Something to celebrate • PETERBOROUGH

Carry on glamping • BRADFORD-ON-AVON

Gilt-y pleasure • As political risk fades, British government debt is back in vogue

Green gold • BELFAST

Chained to the desk • Children’s prisons are bleak places. Teachers are trying to improve them

Tory trouble? • AMERSHAM

Dirty pretty things • BATH

Geordie Tory • A new version of Essex man is born in the north

Summit season • With Donald Trump gone, NATO plots its future

Found at sea • ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE

Trans-national • Europe enters the gender wars

Party lines • AMSTERDAM

How green is my Draghi? • ROME

The many faces of Sebastian Kurz • Austria’s chancellor is a strangely familiar figure

The reading wars • WASHINGTON, DC

Lowering the bar • DALLAS

Plaid shirts and plywood • PORTLAND

Conspiracy as a second language • PROVIDENCE

Dorm norms • WASHINGTON, DC

Sinema’s technicolour moderation • The senator from Arizona is better at upsetting Democrats than working with Republicans

The man with the straw hat • LIMA

Clipped wings • MEXICO CITY

Democratic deficit • Months before an election, Daniel Ortega turns on his rivals

Now for some good news • SERRANA

The rise of Raisi • DUBAI

Pottery in pieces • SAFI

Go west, habibi • Lebanese move to west Africa, escaping the crisis at home

Do not rinse and retweet • ABUJA

Turning over a new leaf • NOUAKCHOTT

Facing famine in Tigray

1989 and all that • KABUL AND KANDAHAR

Push the boat out • COLOMBO

Multiply by six • More evidence emerges of the true death toll from covid-19

Have a cow, man • MANILA

Quad wrangle • An informal defensive coalition of four democracies has to prove its mettle

Who watches the watchmen? • The party’s feared anti-graft unit has emerged from a bureaucratic reshuffle with even more power than before

Build big, show little • China says it wants to be a “museum power” by 2035

Foreigners inside the Great Wall • Globalisation was meant to change China, but China is changing the world

What’s the Japanese for QAnon? • BOSTON AND SÃO PAULO

Less for more • NEW YORK

Boom time? • A flock of startups wants to break the sound barrier

The return of the mega-LBO

Booster shot • BUNDANG AND SEOUL

New rules of the road • SAN FRANCISCO

Working hard for the money • A new study questions the effectiveness of remote working

Gadflies in the boardroom •...


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