May 2nd-8th 2020

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - May 2nd-8th 2020

The 90% economy
In many things 90% is just fine; in an economy it is miserable, and China shows why. The country started to end its lockdown in February. Factories are busy and the streets are no longer empty. The result is the 90% economy. It is better than a severe lockdown, but it is far from normal...

April 25th-May 1st 2020

The Economist PDF ePub mobi - April 25th-May 1st 2020

After the disease, the debt
National leaders like to talk about the struggle against covid-19 as a war. Mostly this is a figure of speech, but in one respect they are right. Public borrowing in the rich world is set to soar to levels last seen amid the rubble and smoke of 1945...