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The Economist UK Edition

Jul 10 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 Jul 8th 2021

The world this week

Fault lines in the world economy • The global economic recovery is fast, furious—and fragile

Abandoning Afghanistan • The consequences of the 20-year intervention, already horrific, are likely to get worse

Hit and run • The attack on Didi shows how high a price the Communist Party puts on control

New cop on the beat • Eric Adams brings sanity to the effort to turn New York City around

Pointlessly punitive • Why life sentences without parole are almost always a bad idea

Letters

Boom and doom? • Prices are rising much faster than expected across the world’s economies. Will it last?

The mystery at the heart of the NHS • MILTON KEYNES

The strange myth of liberal England • Britons supported covid restrictions. Some want them never to end

Direct transfer • Wise’s successful listing provides a fillip for London’s equity market

Price war • Private-equity funds fight over Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket

Night crawlers • Small, independent outlets are finding readers—but little profit

Tall, handsome—and darker • Mills & Boon is diversifying its hero base

Pedal to the metal • Dollops of government cash are reconciling Britain’s car industry to Brexit

Band of brothers • Football is giving a fractured nation a reminder of what it’s like to come together

How not to do it • Hundreds of thousands are dead, partly thanks to the Kremlin’s incompetence

Scandals galore • Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s image and Turkey’s economy are taking a battering

Vatican rocked • ROME

After the plague, the revelry • AMSTERDAM

The surreptitious socialist • Emmanuel Macron’s quiet embrace of big government

The history wars • WASHINGTON, DC

Adams’s Apple • NEW YORK

Baby, you can’t drive my car • DENVER

Dammed if you do • ARCATA AND KLAMATH

None of the above • NEWPORT

Wrestling with common sense • America’s favourite form of theatre overlaps with conspiracy theories and politics

What a way to spend $2trn • America’s fiasco in Afghanistan has been sustained by mistakes it seems destined to repeat

A presidential assassination • Jovenel Moïse was unloved. But his death only worsens the country’s crisis

Quitting the city • QUITO

Blocking the schoolhouse door • BOGOTÁ

The clash in Peru • Fear, loathing and the threat to democracy

Enriching talks • America and Iran want to revive their nuclear deal. An agreement is said to be close, but there are plenty of obstacles

Begging for help • No one trusts parliament’s plan to aid the poor

High in the mountains • A push to legalise some marijuana cultivation worries farmers

The king’s reply • MBABANE

Unhappy birthday • NAIROBI

Peace out • KABUL AND MAZAR-I-SHARIF

Father, who art in prison • An 84-year-old activist perishes awaiting trial

The Myanmar trap • China is making a risky bet that the generals will prevail

Tokyo drifts • TOKYO

(; —,_—) • Tech workers are finding that their jobs are less fun than they expected

Hark! The herald angels say “buzz off” • MANILA

There was gold in them thar hills • XICHANG

De-Maoification •...


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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 Jul 8th 2021

The world this week

Fault lines in the world economy • The global economic recovery is fast, furious—and fragile

Abandoning Afghanistan • The consequences of the 20-year intervention, already horrific, are likely to get worse

Hit and run • The attack on Didi shows how high a price the Communist Party puts on control

New cop on the beat • Eric Adams brings sanity to the effort to turn New York City around

Pointlessly punitive • Why life sentences without parole are almost always a bad idea

Letters

Boom and doom? • Prices are rising much faster than expected across the world’s economies. Will it last?

The mystery at the heart of the NHS • MILTON KEYNES

The strange myth of liberal England • Britons supported covid restrictions. Some want them never to end

Direct transfer • Wise’s successful listing provides a fillip for London’s equity market

Price war • Private-equity funds fight over Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket

Night crawlers • Small, independent outlets are finding readers—but little profit

Tall, handsome—and darker • Mills & Boon is diversifying its hero base

Pedal to the metal • Dollops of government cash are reconciling Britain’s car industry to Brexit

Band of brothers • Football is giving a fractured nation a reminder of what it’s like to come together

How not to do it • Hundreds of thousands are dead, partly thanks to the Kremlin’s incompetence

Scandals galore • Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s image and Turkey’s economy are taking a battering

Vatican rocked • ROME

After the plague, the revelry • AMSTERDAM

The surreptitious socialist • Emmanuel Macron’s quiet embrace of big government

The history wars • WASHINGTON, DC

Adams’s Apple • NEW YORK

Baby, you can’t drive my car • DENVER

Dammed if you do • ARCATA AND KLAMATH

None of the above • NEWPORT

Wrestling with common sense • America’s favourite form of theatre overlaps with conspiracy theories and politics

What a way to spend $2trn • America’s fiasco in Afghanistan has been sustained by mistakes it seems destined to repeat

A presidential assassination • Jovenel Moïse was unloved. But his death only worsens the country’s crisis

Quitting the city • QUITO

Blocking the schoolhouse door • BOGOTÁ

The clash in Peru • Fear, loathing and the threat to democracy

Enriching talks • America and Iran want to revive their nuclear deal. An agreement is said to be close, but there are plenty of obstacles

Begging for help • No one trusts parliament’s plan to aid the poor

High in the mountains • A push to legalise some marijuana cultivation worries farmers

The king’s reply • MBABANE

Unhappy birthday • NAIROBI

Peace out • KABUL AND MAZAR-I-SHARIF

Father, who art in prison • An 84-year-old activist perishes awaiting trial

The Myanmar trap • China is making a risky bet that the generals will prevail

Tokyo drifts • TOKYO

(; —,_—) • Tech workers are finding that their jobs are less fun than they expected

Hark! The herald angels say “buzz off” • MANILA

There was gold in them thar hills • XICHANG

De-Maoification •...


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