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The Economist Essentials: Public Debt | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic is set to increase public debt to levels last seen after the second world war. But is rising public debt a cause for concern? New economic thinking suggests perhaps not, at least for now.Further reading:Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/3ghRh7W Why economics sometimes changes...

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China v America: why universities are on the front line | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic could cause a massive drop in the number of Chinese students travelling abroad. That would be disastrous for many Western universities—but for the Chinese government, it is a geopolitical opportunity. Read more here: https://econ.st/3557PxzFurther reading:Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19: https://econ.st/2CQRUr2 Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage:...

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Covid-19: When will a vaccine be ready? | The Economist

Around $10bn is being spent on finding a vaccine for coronavirus—it’s not nearly enough. And even when a covid-19 vaccine is found how should it be distributed fairly? Our experts answer your questions.00:50 - Will there ever be a “silver-bullet” vaccine? 01:41 - How long would it take for the whole world to be vaccinated? 02:25 - Who benefits financially from the vaccine? 03:54 - How much will each vaccine cost? 05:10 - What percentage of Americans do you...

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Election 2020: what a Biden victory could mean for America | The Economist

Joe Biden currently stands a good chance of winning the presidency. He is a lifelong centrist, but could turn out to be the most ambitious Democratic president in generations. Read more here: https://econ.st/31Ammy6Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of the 2020 US election here: https://econ.st/3a2ptCN Sign up to “Checks and Balance”, our weekly newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3grrESz Listen to the “Checks and Balance” podcast here:...

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Olympic champion Edwin Moses on covid-19, race and trans athletes | The Economist Podcasts

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but that’s not the only problem facing world sport. The Economist Asks podcast spoke to Edwin Moses, former hurdling gold medalist, about doping, race relations and the inclusion of transgender athletes in the Olympics.Further reading:Listen to the full podcast with Edwin Moses here: https://econ.st/2P8SrHp Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/33cGoRH Sign up...

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Stockmarket v economy: the impact of covid-19 | The Economist

American stockmarkets have enjoyed a record-breaking streak, even though the country’s economy faces the deepest recession in living memory. Why is stockmarket performance so seemingly cut off from current events, and what does this tell us about how the economy works? Read more here: https://econ.st/2OUT5rHFurther reading:Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up...

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China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist

Global leadership has been missing during the covid-19 pandemic. While President Trump has been pulling America out of global organisations like the WHO, China is seeking to increase its international influence, creating a shift in the world order. Read more here: https://econ.st/3eD5c7nRead our special report about the United Nations here: https://econ.st/31WYjuI Listen to the full podcast with Antonio Guterres here: https://econ.st/3e72WVz Graphic detail:...

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Covid-19: why travel will never be the same | The Economist

Covid-19 has devastated global travel and—as the industry recovers from the effects of the pandemic—tourism will be increasingly localised and complicated. This won’t just affect foreign holidays; it could disrupt the workings of the globalised world. Read more here: https://econ.st/3gJ0O8fFurther reading:Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2VVNiWW Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our...

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Covid-19: what will happen to the global economy? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has caused economic chaos and uncertainty. Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, and Edward Carr, our deputy editor, answer your questions about the global economyFurther reading:Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/31E02VY Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.st/3ghRh7W Read our briefing on the damage covid-19 has done to...

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How to fix the United Nations | The Economist Podcasts

As the United Nations turns 75 years old, the world order it established has never been under greater strain. On “The Economist Asks” podcast, Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, explains how—and why—international cooperation needs to be fixed.00:31 - Mr Guterres, the UN turns 75 at a moment of multiple crises and new challenges. You’ve said yourself that these are “dark days”. How would you define the biggest challenges? 01:51 - If we take your first...

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