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The World Ahead: Technologies to watch

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2022

The rapid development and roll-out of coronavirus vaccines has been a reminder of the power of science and technology to change the world. Host Tom Standage considers some of the technologies to...

Prime mover? Mario Draghi and the Italian presidency

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2022

This week’s secretive votes will determine the next president and the current prime minister looks to be a favourite. But that move would be bad for Italy. Many African countries that are rife with...

Editor’s Picks: January 24th 2022

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2022

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the parable of Boris Johnson, and what it says about the country he governs. Also, America’s...

Checks and Balance: Left side story

Dodany: 21 stycznia 2022

Joe Biden voters are more likely to have a negative view of the United States than those who voted for Donald Trump, according to new research from The Economist. A year since his inauguration, is...

Unsustainable envelopment goals: China’s zero-covid fight

Dodany: 21 stycznia 2022

The Omicron variant is destined to test the limits of a policy that has already proved costly: consumption, growth and confidence are all flagging. The effects of Russia’s gulag did not stop when...

The Economist Asks: Carl Bernstein

Dodany: 20 stycznia 2022

The veteran reporter was a teenager when he first walked into a newsroom. He tells Anne McElvoy how that moment led him to become one half of the most famous bylines in journalism. They discuss the...

Heavyweight-price fight: how to beat global inflation

Dodany: 20 stycznia 2022

Shoppers across the developed world face sharply rising prices, and leaders are reaching for all manner of remedies—but that’s what central banks are for. Behind the story of Myanmar’s brutal...

Money Talks: Moonshooters

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2022

This week Microsoft announced its biggest ever deal, spending $69bn on games publisher Activision Blizzard to advance its ambitions in gaming and the metaverse. The world’s most powerful tech...

Drilling into the numbers: ExxonMobil

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2022

America’s biggest oil firm has long been recalcitrant on climate matters, so its new net-zero targets may seem surprising. We examine the substance of its pledges—and motivations. For an economist,...

Babbage: Havana syndrome

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2022

New cases of Havana syndrome are baffling scientists. Alok Jha investigates the theories behind the mysterious malady plaguing Western diplomats. Are microwave weapons to blame, or could the...

Through deny of a needle: vaccine mandates

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2022

Austria is set to enact a bold policy of levying fines on the unvaccinated. We look at what is driving governments to such measures, and whether they will work. Japan’s shift in thinking about its...

The World Ahead: Following the money

Dodany: 17 stycznia 2022

Inflation in America has reached its highest level in four decades. What is the outlook for 2022? Host Tom Standage asks former US treasury secretary Larry Summers. Meanwhile, China is pushing...

But who’s counting? Voting rights in America

Dodany: 17 stycznia 2022

Democrats will spend the week battling for a tightening of laws on casting votes; that will overshadow Republicans’ worrying push into how those votes are counted and certified. Earthquakes remain...

Editor’s Picks: January 17th 2022

Dodany: 17 stycznia 2022

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, beware the bossy state, Britain’s party-animal prime minister (11:45) and, why America and...

Checks and Balance: “Refund the police”

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2022

After George Floyd’s murder protestors took to the streets, angry about racially-motivated brutality and discrimination. They urged authorities to “defund the police” and over 20 cities listened....

His royal minus: Prince Andrew

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2022

The queen’s second son has been stripped of his titles—an apparent bid to insulate the crown from his legal troubles. But dangers to the prince and to the monarchy remain. A blockade of Mali,...

The Economist Asks: Mandy Patinkin

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2022

The Broadway legend has entertained audiences for four decades. He tells Anne McElvoy why he combines acting and activism and how he became a late-life TikTok sensation. And the star of “Homeland”...

In vino, veritas: Boris Johnson under fire

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2022

While Britons followed covid strictures, the prime minister’s residence hosted boozy gatherings; widespread fury hints that his prevarications this time may be his last as leader. Religious...

Money Talks: The bossy state

Dodany: 12 stycznia 2022

Governments around the world are deciding it is time to bring big business to heel. Host Rachana Shanbhogue and The Economist’s business editor Jan Piotrowski explore the new age of state...

Not in the same class: America and schools

Dodany: 12 stycznia 2022

The country’s children have missed more in-person learning than those in most of the rich world—to their cost. We ask why battles about schooling rage on. Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president,...