The Economist PDF ePub mobi - August 28th-September 4th 2020
What Putin fears
NOTHING IS AS inspiring as seeing people take to the streets to demand their freedoms—and nothing is as terrifying for the dictators they are defying. In Belarus, among scenes that recall the revolts of 1989, people are turning out in their hundreds of thousands after a blatantly rigged election, heedless of the threat of state violence.
The Economist PDF ePub mobi - August 1st-7th 2020
Locked out: When and how to let migrants move again
VERY COUNTRY in the world has closed or partly closed its borders since the pandemic began. In total, they have issued more than 65,000 restrictions on mobility. For some places, especially islands, border controls have bought valuable time to prepare for covid-19. But the costs of global immobility are immense (see article)...
The Economist PDF ePub mobi - July 25th-31st 2020
Free money: When government spending knows no limits
It is sometimes said that governments wasted the global financial crisis of 2007-09 by failing to rethink economic policy after the dust settled. Nobody will say the same about the covid-19 pandemic. It has led to a desperate scramble to enact policies that only a few months ago were either unimaginable or heretical...
The Economist PDF ePub mobi - July 11th-17th 2020
The new ideology of race
America’s problem with racism can be divided into two parts. One contains all the myriad injustices that still blight African-American lives a century and a half after the end of slav- ery. The other is the way that factions on the right exploit racial division as a political tool...