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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist
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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

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Editor’s picks: August 15th 2019

8/15/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, markets are braced for a global downturn. (10:00) Bernie Sanders could hand the Democratic ticket to a moderate. (18:02) And, investors are growing disenchanted with Narendra Modi For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:02

Editor’s picks: August 8th 2019

8/8/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, China’s response to the protests in Hong Kong could have global repercussions. The British government claims it is too late for MPs to prevent the country leaving the EU on October 31st. Yet many are determined to try (9:12). And, Norway has had its fillet of fish-smugglers (16:33) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:47

Editor’s picks: August 1st 2019

8/1/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the collapse of the Amazon, which is home to 40% of Earth’s rainforest, would be felt far beyond Brazil’s borders. America’s central bank has cut rates for the first time in more than a decade (9:40). And, meal delivery is anything but a tasty business (15:20) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:53

Editor’s picks: July 25th 2019

7/25/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, to stop a no-deal Brexit, moderate Tory MPs must be ready to bring down Boris Johnson. The growing friendship between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping is much better for China than it is for Russia (8:50). And, the business of live music – how big stars maximise their take from tours (16:30) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:36

Editor’s Picks: July 18th 2019

7/18/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is likely to be even more racially divisive than his first. WhatsApp has become Africa’s most popular messaging platform but also a political tool to spread misinformation (8’22). And, drag performers in China are adapting to their socially conservative society (16’17). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:52

Editor’s picks: July 11th 2019

7/11/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: could America’s longest economic expansion on record be coming to an end? How India’s hunt for “illegal immigrants” is aimed at Muslims, including many citizens (09:20). And, employers are wrongly looking for superhero candidates (14:30). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:27

Editor’s picks: July 4th 2019

7/4/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the global crisis in conservatism. Royal Dutch Shell’s boss delivers some hard truths on oil and climate change (10:18). And, insects become fish food (18:00) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:39

Editor’s picks: June 28th 2019

6/28/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how should the world contain Iran? Reparations for slavery is a morally appealing but flawed idea (9:08). And, Europe heroically defends itself against veggie burgers (16:30) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:47

Editor’s Picks: June 20th 2019

6/20/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Boris Johnson is the favourite to become Britain's next Prime Minister (8:23). America’s future will be written in the two mega-states—California and Texas (16:50). And, pets have gained the upper paw over their so-called owners For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:59

Editor’s Picks: June 13th 2019

6/13/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, huge demonstrations in Hong Kong have rattled the territory’s government. (8:50) America’s biggest defence merger highlights the changing nature of war (17:11) And, why Australia’s pioneering image cloaks a nanny state For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:01

Editor’s Picks: June 7th 2019

6/7/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the second half of humanity is joining the internet. Citizens of the emerging world will change the web and it will change them. Next, could the slaughter of pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum be Sudan’s Tiananmen? (7:43) And, why baseball reflects America’s desire to be different (14:39) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:11

Editor’s Picks: May 30th 2019

5/30/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Britain’s constitutional time-bomb. Brexit is already a political crisis—sooner or later it will become a constitutional one too. How floods and storms in the Midwest are altering American attitudes to climate change (9’24). And, 30 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, many Chinese know little about the bloodshed (18’07) For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:26:01

Editor’s Picks: May 23rd 2019

5/23/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party has won a second landslide victory. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, should make better use of his latest triumph. Can China, home to half the world’s pigs, curb the epidemic of African swine flu (6’28)? And Brazil faces painful disagreement over how to commemorate its history of slavery (12’54) For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:23:26

Editor’s Picks: May 16th 2019

5/16/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, as the rivalry between China and the United States grows, surging sanctions create both risks and unexpected business opportunities. Why the feeble Afghan government is losing the war against the Taliban (10’23). And a tale of golden fleeces—why people in Senegal pay a fortune for fancy sheep (20’19) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:43

Editor’s Picks: May 9th 2019

5/9/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, our cover story reports on the brewing conflict between America and Iran. Both sides need to step back. Also, why the Mexican-American population is shrinking, despite headlines from the southern border (10:05). And, what the latest trends in baby names say about how France is changing (17:34) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:50

Editor’s Picks: May 2nd 2019

5/2/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the fight against jihadists is moving to Africa. Despite Western help, governments in the Sahel are struggling to beat back violent extremists. Next, the Democrats and American foreign policy—a chance for radical rethinkers (12:43). And, Netflix and pills—why the drugs industry should take inspiration from the entertainment industry (23:38) For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:28:28

Editor’s Picks: April 25th 2019

4/25/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to stop the rot in South Africa. The liberal opposition cannot win the elections on May 8th, so the president must clean up his own party. Next, why Britain’s artful compromise on Huawei and 5G is a model for other countries (10:17). And, geoengineering could alleviate climate change, but with politically explosive consequences (14:54) For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:23:36

Editor’s Picks: April 18th 2019

4/18/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the trouble with tech unicorns. These billion-dollar businesses seem to have it all—except a path to high profits. Next, why did a fire at Notre Dame cathedral provoke more global grief than the recent deadly floods in Mozambique? (9:54) And, why Pakistan risks exterminating a bird that lays golden eggs (15:23) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:39

Editor’s Picks: April 11th 2019

4/11/2019
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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, mass protests have ousted Sudan’s dictator. The big question now is who will succeed him. Our Lexington columnist argues that Donald Trump is a pro wrestler masquerading as commander-in-chief (7:54). And kidney donors are wanted, dead or alive—we consider how to persuade more of the living to donate (15:39) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:53

Editor’s picks: April 4th 2019

4/4/2019
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A selection of three defining articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the promise and perils of synthetic biology—the nascent human capacity to redesign life. Now that Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned, the real battle to overhaul the system begins (9:24). And, where a rejuvenated Tiger Woods ranks on The Economist’s forecast for the golf Masters (14:58). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:09