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    No-sanctuary cities: the Taliban’s latest surge

    No-sanctuary cities: the Taliban’s latest surge

    Sweeping rural gains made as American forces have slipped out are now giving way to bids for urban areas; an enormous, symbolic victory for the insurgents looms. Singapore has enjoyed relative racial harmony for decades, but shocking recent events have revealed persistent inequalities. And why chewing gum has lost its cool.
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    • 21 min
    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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