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The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio

    Babbage: Herd mentality

    Babbage: Herd mentality

    As new waves of covid-19 sweep around the world, scientists are clashing over the concept of herd immunity. Host Kenneth Cukier asks scientists on both sides of the debate whether covid-19 should be left to spread freely among the young and healthy? Also, the Department of Justice's federal antitrust lawsuit against Google—we search what this means for big tech.


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    • 28 min
    Secular-stand nation: terror in France

    Secular-stand nation: terror in France

    The brutal murder of a schoolteacher comes amid warnings of mounting Islamism in the country. The attack will only harden resolve for a secular society. Alexei Navalny, Russia’s opposition leader, speaks with our correspondent about the attempt on his life; it signals, he says, a regime in decline. And data reveal how the arrival of mobile internet erodes faith in governments.
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    Money Talks: Xinomics

    Money Talks: Xinomics

    A new economic era is dawning in China—a potent mix of autocracy, technology and dynamism. Our Asia economics editor Simon Rabinovitch and host Simon Long speak to local business owners and economists about this evolution of state capitalism. Could a new sort of central planning help Chinese technology dominate the world stage? And how should the West respond?


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    The persecution of a people: China’s repression of the Uyghurs

    The persecution of a people: China’s repression of the Uyghurs

    Reporting by The Economist reveals deepening efforts by Chinese authorities not just to imprison the Muslim-minority people but also to reduce their number, to wipe out their culture and to hound them wherever in the world they may go. Yet a visit to Yunnan province reveals that the party’s hostility to ethnic minorities is not absolute.
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    Loved Labour’s won: landslide in New Zealand

    Loved Labour’s won: landslide in New Zealand

    After a term spent steering the country through crises, Jacinda Ardern has led her Labour party to a thumping victory; what will they do with their historic majority? Far from taking on water as the pandemic progresses, the shipping industry is steaming ahead. And as museums sell off parts of their collections, we consider art’s value beyond the dollar signs. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
     
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    Editor’s Picks: October 19th 2020

    Editor’s Picks: October 19th 2020

    A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the persecution of the Uyghurs, Trumponomics (11:05), and Formula 1: man vs machine (17:20). 
     
     
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Customer Reviews

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

pecilio ,

Keen and sharp insight

Always interesting, often engaging, sometimes challenging, The Economist's articles stimulate thought and discussion on topics far afield from the worst understood of the social sciences. No longer overly UK-centric, the audio version is far more appealing than the type of the printed copy, though it lacks the ironic cartoons and useful graphs, though it makes up with excellent background soundtracks.
I make it a part of a broad spectrum of news sources.
A big THUMBS UP ;-)

CowboyOla ,

Very good

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fanpod ,

Good - but still not up to its potential

Both Time and The Economist should learn from Business Week and their podcast Cover Stories. It is not enough just to make an audio version of the articles, the goal should be to give some added value, but still make it interesting enough for non-subscribers to buy the magazine version. Feedback from a loyal magazine reader.

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