The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 13:50. Facebook
A passport in Democratic Republic of Congo costs $185, while the average annual income is only $680
A passport in Democratic Republic of Congo costs 185 while the average

The challenges of getting a (real) passport in Africa

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Alphonsus Alhassan
Kris Larner
Yves Gerard
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 12:55. Facebook
One way to determine racial bias is to look at whether drivers of different races receive the same treatment from police when they are pulled over for motoring offences
One way to determine racial bias is to look at whether drivers

Measuring racial bias in police forces

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Don Krueger
Graham George Ricketts
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 12:23. Facebook
Tall buildings are becoming more common. They need not be dangerous
Tall buildings are becoming more common They need not be dangerous

Such a lethal fire as at Grenfell Tower should have been impossible

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Martijn Bos
Michael Winkler
Steve Kolb
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Dividing up the Middle East created a century of turmoil
Jon Bradley
Mahendra Singhvi
Edmond Zauner
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 11:29. Facebook
Among those targeted were employees of Centro Prodh, a human-rights group that represents families of 43 students who disappeared in 2014
Among those targeted were employees of Centro Prodh a humanrights group that

An investigation finds spyware on the phones of Mexican journalists and activists

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Soher Mohamed
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 10:53. Facebook
An influx of new arrivals and years of neglect have made reform urgent
An influx of new arrivals and years of neglect have made reform urgent

How immigration is changing the Swedish welfare state

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Dan Gallik
René Baron
Paul Lampathakis
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
The notion of assembling a squad of unfamiliar teammates was reasonable in the 1970s, when drinking was the primary form of team bonding. It seems mad today
The notion of assembling a squad of unfamiliar teammates was reasonable in

Should the Lions pick all 15 players from one team?

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Henry Broome
Paul Hunter
Brad Lewthwaite
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 09:45. Facebook
Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush promised to reduce wasteful government spending. Neither succeeded. Now Donald Trump has vowed the same
Both Barack Obama and George W Bush promised to reduce wasteful government

Donald Trump is repeating the unkept promises of past presidents

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Moe Surage
Mark Kaczmarczyk
Ronald Parlato
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 08:59. Facebook
“The main reason for the alarming rise of children in foster care is the opioid epidemic,” says John DeGarmo, who with his wife has fostered over 50 children
The main reason for the alarming rise of children in foster care

America is falling short on foster care

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Lisa Lehr Thomassen
Jake Layman
Kirk Berryhill
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 08:42. Facebook
Captain Rick Durnford uses a thick polypropylene rope to pull drifting icebergs away from offshore oil platforms. It's a tricky process
Captain Rick Durnford uses a thick polypropylene rope to pull drifting icebergs

Iceberg, dead ahead!

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The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 07:53. Facebook
The White House has said it is considering encouraging states to privatise assets by paying them a bonus. This push may not succeed, but it will certainly spark political opposition
The White House has said it is considering encouraging states to privatise

To privatise, or not to privatise. That is the question

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Scott Whitaker
Graham George Ricketts
Mark Kaczmarczyk
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
If Pedro Pablo Kuczynski makes a grand bargain with his chief political opponent, Keiko Fujimori, he risks alienating the voters who handed him the presidency
If Pedro Pablo Kuczynski makes a grand bargain with his chief political

Who governs Peru?

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The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Why China—the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases—has become the world leader in renewable energy
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:48. Facebook
In Cannes, Netflix faces an ontological interrogation: If a film is never shown in a cinema, is it still a film?
In Cannes Netflix faces an ontological interrogation If a film is never

Is Netflix an enemy of traditional cinema?

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Emily Zhang
Azazel Black
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:47. Facebook
Every Saturday morning across America, queues of “sneakerheads” form outside trainer shops. Many are adding to their hundred-pair collections, but the rest are seeking shoes to sell in the secondary market
Every Saturday morning across America queues of sneakerheads form outside trainer shops

The "sneakerhead" trade is worth $1.5 billion a year

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Joseph Matthew
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:46. Facebook
Once tricked into a kind of post-civil war indentured servitude, the Italians of Tontitown, Arkansas came to realise the American dream. Not all were so lucky
Once tricked into a kind of postcivil war indentured servitude the Italians

The parable of Italians in the South

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Scott Fanetti
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:45. Facebook
JS Domingos
Richard Meeker
Salas Alam
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:45. Facebook
Luther's philosophy has defined Germany, mostly for the better and sometimes for the worse
Luther's philosophy has defined Germany mostly for the better and sometimes for the worse

In Germany, the soul of Martin Luther does not sleep

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The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:44. Facebook
Eton is a British brand to rival Marmite and King Arthur. The Economist’s 1843 magazine finds out why increasing numbers of international parents are paying £34,000 ($50,000) a year to send their sons there
Eton is a British brand to rival Marmite and King Arthur The

Britain's poshest school is reinventing itself for the new global elite

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Alec Cartwright
The Economist
The Economist
06/25/2017 at 06:44. Facebook
Got milk-digesting enzyme in your genome? How a genetic quirk might help explain which countries became rich and which became poor
Got milkdigesting enzyme in your genome How a genetic quirk might help

The ability to digest milk may explain how Europe got rich

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