May 30th-June 5th 2020

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - May 30th-June 5th 2020

The American way
America has passed a grim milestone: 100,000 deaths from a novel coronavirus that began to spread half a year and half a world away. Many Americans think their president has handled the epidemic disastrously, that their country has been hit uniquely hard and that there is a simple causal relationship between the two...

May 23rd-29th 2020

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - May 23rd-29th 2020

Seize the moment
Following the pandemic is like watching the climate crisis with your finger jammed on the fast-forward button. Neither the virus nor greenhouse gases care much for borders, making both scourges global. Both put the poor and vulnerable at greater risk than wealthy elites and demand government action on a scale hardly ever seen in peacetime...

May 16th-22nd 2020

The Economist, May 16th-22nd 2020

Goodbye globalisation
Even before the pandemic, globalisation was in trouble. The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash and the Sino-American trade war. Now it is reeling from its third bodyblow in a dozen years as lockdowns have sealed borders and disrupted commerce (see Briefing)...

May 9th-15th 2020

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - May 9th-15th 2020

A dangerous gap: The markets v the real economy
Stockmarket history is packed with drama: the 1929 crash; Black Monday in 1987, when share prices lost 20% in a day; the dotcom mania in 1999. With such precedents, nothing should come as a surprise, but the past eight weeks have been remarkable, nonetheless...