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Variety in the price of life: inflation and the midterms

Dodany: 19 października 2022

In the next instalment of our American midterms series we visit Rhode Island to see how inflation—at its highest since the early Reagan era—is affecting people’s lives, and their voting intentions....

Babbage: What are tactical nuclear weapons?

Dodany: 18 października 2022

The war in Ukraine has raised the nuclear threat to its highest level since the Cuban missile crisis. What types of nuclear weapons could be used in Ukraine, and how much damage could they do?...

Hell hath no fury: a look inside Iran’s protests

Dodany: 18 października 2022

Unrest is only spreading and the authorities trying to quell it are looking increasingly desperate. We hear from one protester among many who are racked by fear but motivated by hope. The leader of...

The Prince bonus episode: Behind the propaganda

Dodany: 17 października 2022

Host Sue-Lin Wong talks to The Economist’s China correspondent Alice Su about the challenges of making The Prince and answers listeners’ questions.Subscribe to The Economist with the best offer at...

Helmsman’s high water: China’s Communist Party Congress

Dodany: 17 października 2022

State media have taken to calling President Xi Jinping “the helmsman”; at the five-yearly meeting he defended his means of steering the country. We ask how to read between his tightly prepared...

Editor’s Picks: October 17th 2022

Dodany: 17 października 2022 - Średnia ocen: 5

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, China’s next chapter, why emerging markets look unusually resilient (10:05) and why it is time...

The Prince episode 8: The great helmsman

Dodany: 16 października 2022

Ten years on, Xi’s tight grip on power risks another crisis—this one of his own making.Subscribe to The Economist with the best offer at economist.com/chinapod. Hosted on Acast. See...

The Prince episode 7: Wolf warriors

Dodany: 15 października 2022

A young Xi Jinping visits Iowa and tries popcorn for the first time. But reconnecting with "old friends" in the Midwest years later fails to prevent relations with America from souring.Subscribe to...

Checks and Balance: Quality control

Dodany: 14 października 2022

A celebrity doctor who recently lived out of state. An ex-football player beset by controversy. When Mitch McConnell said that “candidate quality” might handicap Republicans’ chances of taking...

Witness self-protection programme? Trump and the Capitol riot inquiry

Dodany: 14 października 2022

The former president may well ignore the January 6th committee’s summons; the whole affair may be unceremoniously shut down next year. But that is not to say the process has been in vain. Russia’s...

The Economist Asks: Where will Xi Jinping take China next?

Dodany: 13 października 2022

During his decade-long reign in China, Xi Jinping has amassed more power and wielded it more ruthlessly than any leader since Mao Zedong. At the upcoming Chinese Communist Party congress, Xi is...

Gilt trip: Liz Truss’s hobbled leadership

Dodany: 13 października 2022

Paroxysms in the market for gilts—British-government bonds that were once safe-haven assets—reveal just how wounded the new government’s plans have left it. Cuba is experiencing the worst economic...

Money Talks: Panic economics

Dodany: 12 października 2022

This year’s Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Ben Bernanke, Philip Dybvig, and Douglas Diamond for their pioneering research into the role that banks play in financial crises. On this week’s...

Don kingmaker: Trump and the midterms

Dodany: 12 października 2022

The latest instalment of our series asks how much difference Donald Trump’s imprimatur has made to candidates—and whether that influence will carry over to a general election. A look at South...

Babbage: The gene-therapy revolution

Dodany: 11 października 2022

Gene therapies border on the miraculous, transforming lives in a single shot. The treatments offer hope to millions around the world who live with genetic diseases, and could also help the fight...

Help them, Obi: one hopeful candidate in Nigeria

Dodany: 11 października 2022

Our correspondent meets with Peter Obi, who has a handsome poll lead and an appeal that spans the country’s religions and ethnicities. But his presidential bid still faces obstacles. Myanmar’s...

The Prince episode 6: Seeds of a pomegranate

Dodany: 10 października 2022

A Uyghur language teacher is accused of spying for the CIA. An NBA player discovers the cost of criticising China. And Xi Jinping’s obsession with control reaches new and brutal extremes.Subscribe...

Crimea and punishment: Russia’s reprisals

Dodany: 10 października 2022

An attack on the Kerch bridge—a pet project of President Vladimir Putin that links Russia with annexed Crimea—has prompted a swift and brutal response. We ask what is likely to happen next. We...

Editor’s Picks: October 10th 2022

Dodany: 10 października 2022

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the outlook for the world economy, how worried you should be about Elon Musk’s superpowers...

The Prince episode 5: He who must not be named

Dodany: 9 października 2022

A censor at a Chinese social media company can't take it anymore after Xi Jinping’s rule brings harsh new restrictions. The Chinese internet becomes an alternate reality.Subscribe to The Economist...