October 24th-30th

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Who controls the conversation? Social media and free speech
It is the biggest antitrust suit in two decades. On October 20th the Department of Justice (doj) alleged that Google ties up phone-makers, networks and browsers in deals that make it the default search engine. The department says this harms consum- ers, who are deprived of alternatives. The arrangement is sustained by Google’s dominance of search which, because of a global market share of roughly 90%, generates the advertising profits that pay for the deals.

September 19th-25th

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21st century power: How clean energy will remake geopolitics
Oil fuelled the 20th century—its cars, its wars, its economy and its geopolitics. Now the world is in the midst of an energy shock that is speeding up the shift to a new order. As covid-19 struck the global economy earlier this year, demand for oil dropped by more than a fifth and prices collapsed. Since then there has been a jittery recovery, but a return to the old world is unlikely.

September 12th-18th

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Office politics: The fight over the future of work
Most people associate the office with routine and conformity, but it is fast becoming a source of economic uncertainty and heated dispute. Around the world workers, bosses, landlords and governments are trying to work out if the office is obsolete—and are coming to radically different conclusions.

September 5th-11th

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America’s ugly election: How bad could it get?
ABOR DAY marks the beginning of the home straight in a presidential election. This one threatens to be ugly. The president’s supporters are clashing with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon. Donald Trump flew to Kenosha, Wisconsin, for a photo-op in front of burned-out buildings...