November 28th-December 4th

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - ONovember 28th-December 4th 2020

How resilient is democracy?
FOR ALL Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn this month’s election, American democracy never looked likely to buckle after polling day. Sure enough, on November 23rd, even as the president once again condemned “the most corrupt election in American history”, he agreed that the federal government should give Joe Biden the resources he needs to prepare for office.

November 21st-27th

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - November 21st-27th 2020

The China strategy America needs
The achievement of the Trump administration was to recognise the authoritarian threat from China. The task of the Biden administration will be to work out what to do about it. Donald Trump’s instinct was for America to run this fight single-handed. Old allies were henchmen, not partners. As Joe Biden prepares his China strategy.

October 24th-30th

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - October 24th-30th 2020

Who controls the conversation?
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 consumers, who are deprived of alternatives.

September 19th-25th

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - September 19th-25th 2020

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.