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Editor's Picks from The Economist

Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Editor’s picks: March 28th 2019

A selection of three defining articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, provides a parable of modern populism. Flaws in Bitcoin suggest that a lasting revival of cryptocurrencies is unlikely (9:20). And, why museums should return stolen art, but accept donations from almost anyone (18:57) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Editor’s Picks: March 5th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the covid-19 pandemic threatens an economic crisis as well as a health crisis. Both need fixing. (9:16) The battle for liberty in Africa—across the continent, young protesters are standing up to ageing autocrats. (17:06) And, how Jack Welch, former boss of GE, transformed American capitalism.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Editor’s Picks: January 2nd 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, don’t be fooled by the phase one trade deal between China and America. (10:20) Finding new physics requires a new particle collider. (30:52) And, a dispute over racism roils the world of romance novelists Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Editor’s Picks: February 8th 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the real revolution on Wall Street, Africa’s long covid (10:20) and who is to blame for short-termism? (18:40) Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

8 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Editor’s Picks: 26th December 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the holiday issue of The Economist. This week, visiting the most diverse district in Africa, (17:30) meeting the Cockneys of Thetford, (34:22) and the tangled history of California’s eucalyptus trees.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

49mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Editor’s Picks: February 27th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what can be done about the viral pandemic that is sweeping the world (9:07), the dangerous consequences of forcing Americans to choose between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump (16:56), and three lessons from Bob Iger, the king of Disneyland. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Editor’s Picks: June 13th 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, huge demonstrations in Hong Kong have rattled the territory’s government. (8:50) America’s biggest defence merger highlights the changing nature of war (17:11) And, why Australia’s pioneering image cloaks a nanny state Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

23mins

13 Jun 2019

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Editor’s Picks: March 16th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the politics of pandemics, (09:40) stress-testing the NHS, (17:50) and, the fallout of the oil war. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Editor’s Picks: May 4th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, a 90% economy—life after lockdowns will be hard in ways that are difficult to imagine today. Also, a bust-up in Brasilia (10:10), and solitude is both a blessing and a curse (17:25). Subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

32mins

3 May 2020

Rank #9

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Editor’s Picks: June 20th 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Boris Johnson is the favourite to become Britain's next Prime Minister (8:23). America’s future will be written in the two mega-states—California and Texas (16:50). And, pets have gained the upper paw over their so-called owners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

20 Jun 2019

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Editor’s Picks: November 9th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what the 2020 results say about America’s future, is there an alternative to Huawei’s 5g technology? (09:25) And, global hipster culture is spreading to even the world’s poorest countries (14:15).  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

26mins

9 Nov 2020

Rank #11

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Editor’s picks: June 28th 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how should the world contain Iran? Reparations for slavery is a morally appealing but flawed idea (9:08). And, Europe heroically defends itself against veggie burgers (16:30) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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Editor’s Picks: September 7th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, America’s ugly election: How bad could it get? How Abe Shinzo changed Japan (8:35) and why Britons walk their dogs so much (16:00). Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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6 Sep 2020

Rank #13

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Editor’s Picks: November 16th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Suddenly, hope: covid-19 vaccines, The world and Joe Biden: Great Expectations (09:25) And, how Princess Diana shaped British politics (14:05). Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

16 Nov 2020

Rank #14

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Editor’s picks: July 4th 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the global crisis in conservatism. Royal Dutch Shell’s boss delivers some hard truths on oil and climate change (10:18). And, insects become fish food (18:00) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

27mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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Editor’s Picks: July 27th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the new era of macroeconomics; (9:25) the EU after striking a huge deal; (17:00) and the challenges for Mexico as its youth departs. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

26 Jul 2020

Rank #16

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Editor’s Picks: July 13th 2020

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how not to tackle American racism, (10:28) a better way to contain Iran’s nuclear programme, (14:38) and the battle for low-earth orbit.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

12 Jul 2020

Rank #17

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Editor’s picks: July 11th 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: could America’s longest economic expansion on record be coming to an end? How India’s hunt for “illegal immigrants” is aimed at Muslims, including many citizens (09:20). And, employers are wrongly looking for superhero candidates (14:30). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Editor’s Picks: January 18th 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Donald Trump’s reckoning, the new era of innovation (9:20), and Mikhail Gorbachev’s afterlife (16:45).  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

18 Jan 2021

Rank #19

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Editor’s Picks: July 18th 2019

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is likely to be even more racially divisive than his first. WhatsApp has become Africa’s most popular messaging platform but also a political tool to spread misinformation (8’22). And, drag performers in China are adapting to their socially conservative society (16’17). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #20