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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.

    The house that Jack built: Twitter’s founder departs

    The house that Jack built: Twitter’s founder departs

    Jack Dorsey’s departure from the social-media giant reflects the growing primacy of engineering talent, and the waning mythology of the big-tech founder. Ukraine’s military has become much better at battling Russian-backed separatists since the annexation of Crimea—but now a far graver kind of war looms. And the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest list of the world’s most expensive cities.
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    Centrifugal forces: Iran nuclear talks resume

    Centrifugal forces: Iran nuclear talks resume

    Things were all smiles after negotiations resumed—but it is difficult to see how a middle ground can be reached in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Apple’s surprise move to permit repairs to its hardware reflects the growing “right to repair” movement, and a shift in the notion of tech ownership. And the “grab lists” that museum curators prefer not to talk about. Have your say about “The Intelligence” in our survey here 
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    Priority letter: the Omicron variant

    Priority letter: the Omicron variant

    Governments’ rapid responses to a new coronavirus strain were wise. But much is still to be learned about the Omicron variant before longer-term policies can be prescribed. Vietnam’s government wants to create internationally competitive firms, and a growing new class of billionaires suggests the plan is working. And research suggests that social distancing comes naturally to bees under pathogenic threat.
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    A cut-rate theory: Turkey’s currency spiral

    A cut-rate theory: Turkey’s currency spiral

    As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan keeps pushing his upside-down economic ideas, the currency plummets and an immiserated population grows restless. Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras will be a test of the country’s democracy; fears abound of the deadly protests that marred the last vote. And our obituaries editor reflects on the life of Rossana Banti, a storied, lifelong anti-fascist campaigner.
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    You put your left side in: Germany’s shake-about

    You put your left side in: Germany’s shake-about

    A three-way coalition has struck a deal to govern. We ask who’s who among top ministers and what’s what on the newly centre-left agenda. A shortage of lorry drivers has sharpened Britain’s supply-chain woes; our correspondent hitches a ride with one, finding why it is such a hard job to fill. And what Maine’s new “right to food” actually means. Have your say about “The Intelligence” in our survey here www.economist.com/intelligencesurvey. And for full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
     
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    America’s sneezing: diagnosing global inflation

    America’s sneezing: diagnosing global inflation

    Prices are up all over, especially in America. But whether the world’s largest economy is part of the problem or just suffering the same symptoms will determine how to fix it. Autocratic leaders of middling-sized countries are having a field day as America has relinquished its world-policeman role. And what makes some languages fail to develop a word for blue?
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Great podcast; it is informative and always covers issues that are relevant, important and interesting. Thank you.

RyHunter7 ,

Like this show generally …

… but the coverage of COVID lab leak theory on Aug 19 was disappointing. Reporter should listen to This Week in Virology to brush up on the topic of… virology and science. Zero evidence of lab leak. It’s a question worth asking, but it’s been asked. And answered. Several times. Thoroughly. If I wanted coverage like this I’d tune into Fox News. Come on, economist, I expect better from you. Also, Jason, I believe Delta is still considered a variant at this point, not a strain, although I suppose at some point that could change. You call it both. They’re different things.

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