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The Economist UK Edition

Aug 07 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 Aug 5th 2021

The world this week

The people’s panopticon • Open-source intelligence is a welcome threat to malefactors and governments with something to hide

A self-solving problem • Markets, not nationalism and subsidies, are the cure for the chip shortage

Zambia’s crucial election • Hakainde Hichilema deserves to be elected, but the world should prepare for a rigged vote

Unstablecoins • Why regulators should treat some cryptocurrencies like banks

Vaxelerando • Scientists responded rapidly to the pandemic. Next time they could be even faster

Letters

Trainspotting, with nukes • Academics, activists and passionate amateurs are making use of intelligence capabilities once reserved for superpowers

Get back to where you once belonged • A country that receives few asylum-seekers is determined to have even fewer

Fortune and glory • Gambling money and ruthlessness have made Britain an Olympic power

Crops and robbers • Farmers are being targeted by cyber-criminals

Farewell to furlough • As government payments are wound down, unemployment is sure to rise

Guid money after bad • METHIL

The great reversal • Is Britain becoming more meritocratic than America?

A doleful plight • LINARES

Forget the border • Belarusian dissenters are not safe, even when they’re abroad

Up in smoke • ISTANBUL

The wolf’s return • Why the comeback of a martial-arts star helps the Chechen dictator

The black-cod theory of integration • Warsaw’s restaurants show convergence is about more than just capital

Gimme shelter • SEATTLE

The party of Biden • CLEVELAND

Fall from grace • NEW YORK

Taking aim at phantom firearms • DALLAS

The great American carnival • State fairs reveal the enduring delights of American folk tradition—and the dynamism it has lost

Fraud, coup or prologue? • LA PAZ

You say pirozhki, I say empanada • SAN JAVIER

Into the abyss • BEIRUT

Off to an interesting start • A new president takes over, as Iran and the West face off

Victory by default • JOHANNESBURG

Rationed out • BIDIBIDI

Moving story • Pacific countries face more complex problems than sinking

Snakes in the city • MUMBAI

That 2021 feeling • TOKYO

The second horseman • SINGAPORE

Flagging enthusiasm • Ordinary Malaysians suffer from the machinations of their politicians

Controlled growth • AKTO

Well-founded fears • ATHENS, AYVALIK AND TIJUANA

Veni, Nvidia, Vici • Nvidia has conquered the market for artificial-intelligence chips. Can it hold on to its crown?

Pinned by chips • Carmakers are rethinking supply chains for the electric era

A green and level field • Europe’s firms size up the prospect of a carbon tariff

The new monarchs • How chief executives behave like medieval kings

India’s other A-lister • The many sides to Gautam Adani

The disaster scenario • What if bitcoin went to zero?

Here comes the sheriff • The SEC sets its sights on the crypto “Wild West”

Temporary income hypothesis • HONG KONG

Evergrave • HONG KONG

Something ventured • America’s roaring recovery might teach economists more...


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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 Aug 5th 2021

The world this week

The people’s panopticon • Open-source intelligence is a welcome threat to malefactors and governments with something to hide

A self-solving problem • Markets, not nationalism and subsidies, are the cure for the chip shortage

Zambia’s crucial election • Hakainde Hichilema deserves to be elected, but the world should prepare for a rigged vote

Unstablecoins • Why regulators should treat some cryptocurrencies like banks

Vaxelerando • Scientists responded rapidly to the pandemic. Next time they could be even faster

Letters

Trainspotting, with nukes • Academics, activists and passionate amateurs are making use of intelligence capabilities once reserved for superpowers

Get back to where you once belonged • A country that receives few asylum-seekers is determined to have even fewer

Fortune and glory • Gambling money and ruthlessness have made Britain an Olympic power

Crops and robbers • Farmers are being targeted by cyber-criminals

Farewell to furlough • As government payments are wound down, unemployment is sure to rise

Guid money after bad • METHIL

The great reversal • Is Britain becoming more meritocratic than America?

A doleful plight • LINARES

Forget the border • Belarusian dissenters are not safe, even when they’re abroad

Up in smoke • ISTANBUL

The wolf’s return • Why the comeback of a martial-arts star helps the Chechen dictator

The black-cod theory of integration • Warsaw’s restaurants show convergence is about more than just capital

Gimme shelter • SEATTLE

The party of Biden • CLEVELAND

Fall from grace • NEW YORK

Taking aim at phantom firearms • DALLAS

The great American carnival • State fairs reveal the enduring delights of American folk tradition—and the dynamism it has lost

Fraud, coup or prologue? • LA PAZ

You say pirozhki, I say empanada • SAN JAVIER

Into the abyss • BEIRUT

Off to an interesting start • A new president takes over, as Iran and the West face off

Victory by default • JOHANNESBURG

Rationed out • BIDIBIDI

Moving story • Pacific countries face more complex problems than sinking

Snakes in the city • MUMBAI

That 2021 feeling • TOKYO

The second horseman • SINGAPORE

Flagging enthusiasm • Ordinary Malaysians suffer from the machinations of their politicians

Controlled growth • AKTO

Well-founded fears • ATHENS, AYVALIK AND TIJUANA

Veni, Nvidia, Vici • Nvidia has conquered the market for artificial-intelligence chips. Can it hold on to its crown?

Pinned by chips • Carmakers are rethinking supply chains for the electric era

A green and level field • Europe’s firms size up the prospect of a carbon tariff

The new monarchs • How chief executives behave like medieval kings

India’s other A-lister • The many sides to Gautam Adani

The disaster scenario • What if bitcoin went to zero?

Here comes the sheriff • The SEC sets its sights on the crypto “Wild West”

Temporary income hypothesis • HONG KONG

Evergrave • HONG KONG

Something ventured • America’s roaring recovery might teach economists more...


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