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    Editor’s Picks: August 2nd 2021

    Editor’s Picks: August 2nd 2021

    A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: growth in emerging markets, Tunisia faces a constitutional crisis (9:53) and dry bars of Ireland (16:03) 
     
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    Checks and Balance: Vax wielding

    Checks and Balance: Vax wielding

    Since Joe Biden declared a “return to normal” on July 4th, the covid-19 Delta variant has knocked America’s pandemic recovery off course. Why are so many Americans still unvaccinated and can they be persuaded?


    We report from Arkansas, which is battling a new wave of infections, find out how the trade-off between liberty and public health dents Americans’ life expectancy, and The Economist’s Elliott Morris unveils new data modelling that sheds light on vaccine hesitancy.


    John Prideaux hosts with Tamara Gilkes Borr and James Astill.


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    Neither borrower nor renter be: America’s coming foreclosures

    Neither borrower nor renter be: America’s coming foreclosures

    America’s pandemic-driven measures granting relief on mortgages and rent arrears will soon expire, and millions of people are in danger of losing their homes. The Netherlands’ history of slavery is often overlooked; a new exhibition goes to great lengths to confront it. And how Marmite’s love-it-or-hate-it reputation represents an unlikely marketing coup.
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    The Economist Asks: Eric Berkowitz

    The Economist Asks: Eric Berkowitz

    Where is the difference between moderation and censorship on tech platforms? Anne McElvoy asks the author of “Dangerous Ideas" whether social media giants were right to ban Donald Trump and if speech should be free even if it’s offensive? The human-rights lawyer also talks about working with asylum seekers and picks a previously-censored book to take with him to a desert island. 


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    Good news, ad news: Facebook’s big bucks and bets

    Good news, ad news: Facebook’s big bucks and bets

    The social-media behemoth revealed huge profits and stressed even bigger plans: to become an e-commerce giant and a hub for digital creators, and to pioneer something called the “metaverse”. After a bruising election, Peru has an inexperienced new president; matching policy to his hard-left platform will be a dangerous game. And the publisher trying to bring ethnic diversity to romance novels.
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    Money Talks: Robinhood and the merry mob

    Money Talks: Robinhood and the merry mob

    The trading app brought retail investing to the public—now it is going public via its retail investors. Our Wall Street correspondent reports from inside its unusual IPO. Plus, as food prices soar, big agriculture is having a bumper year. How long can it last? And lessons from the history books for a new age of central banking. Patrick Lane hosts 


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Sk91468 ,

Israel’s vaccination lead - highly exclusive!

Love this podcast, listen to it very frequently. However, yesterday I listened to the episode ‘Arms within reach: Israel’s vaccination lead’ and realised that you did not at all mention the fact that millions of Palestinians have been largely excluded from Israel’s ‘great vaccination campaign’. This is quite an important fact when considering the overall picture of this ‘lead’, don’t you think? I would love to see an episode where this issue is highlighted!

LupusTheCranky ,

Broaden your world

Of all the podcasts I listen to, the Economist episodes are always sorted to the top. Bringing events and analysis on topics from around the world is invaluable to me, and all the shows from Economist radio do that well. Highly recommended if you have any interest in what’s going on and what’s next for our world.

Charlie_EN ,

The Jab was Great

I will miss the Jab pods. hopefully the Jab panel get to do an update in the other pods from time to time.
I also like Checks & Balance & the smaller segments on European politics.

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