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AMERICANS, and people who travel to America, have good reason to celebrate this month. By the end of April, the four major credit-card networks in... [Read More]
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THE Democratic wave that propelled the party to surprise victories in special elections in Alabama and Pennsylvania seems unlikely to reach Arizona's eighth congressional district. [Read More]
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FOR those who believe that migration can, if managed properly, make a country materially and culturally richer, recent developments in European politics have been worrying. [Read More]
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AT A school near the Pyrenees, snowy hills rising behind, children are learning to read. Their teacher speaks gently, urging them to copy her pronunciation.... [Read More]
A conversation with Steven Pinker... [Read More]
ALL presidents, Republican and Democrat, seek to remake their party in their own image. Donald Trump has been more successful than most. From the start,... [Read More]
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ALL presidents, Republican and Democrat, seek to remake their party in their own image. Donald Trump has been more successful than most. From the start,... [Read More]
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TRADITIONALLY, investors evaluated their performance based on financial measures alone. But investing with an eye to environmental or social issues, not just financial returns, has... [Read More]
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ON APRIL 13th, delegates of the International Maritime Organisation, the UN agency responsible for shipping safety and pollution, announced that 170 of its members had... [Read More]
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IN A televised interview on April 15th, James Comey tore into the president who sacked him as FBI director last year. [Read More]
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Dear Reader, This year The Economist celebrates its 175th anniversary. James Wilson, a hatmaker from Scotland, founded this newspaper in September 1843 to argue against... [Read More]
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Open Markets looks at what has gone wrong with capitalism in advanced economies—and, more importantly, what can be done about it. It focuses on three... [Read More]
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OVER 112m blood donations are collected around the world annually. But there will never be enough blood. Fully 90% of eligible donors do not donate... [Read More]
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RUSSIA attracts conspiracy theories. Just ask the thousands of Poles who marched on April 10th, the eighth anniversary of the plane crash near Smolensk, Russia,... [Read More]
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AMERICA, Britain and France fired a barrage of missiles at targets inside Syria on April 14th. The early-morning strikes aimed to punish the regime of... [Read More]
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THERE is more to sumo than fat men grunting. The sport also has a religious dimension: each match is preceded by intricate Shinto rituals. The... [Read More]
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IT IS an unlikely weapon: a scuffed but sturdy Samsonite briefcase, sitting on a desk in a big house in a spacious garden in a... [Read More]
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THE Samsung Electronics factory in Thai Nguyen, in northern Vietnam, employs more than 60,000 people. Its three canteens serve some 13 tonnes of rice a... [Read More]
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IN THE western city of Nantes, protesters burned an effigy of the president. On the university campus of Nanterre, riot police had to break up... [Read More]
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POWER corrupts, goes the old saw. Yet Donald Trump's presidency is the opposite case. It reflects the still-dumbfounding reality that one of the world's oldest... [Read More]
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