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The economist
von Layton, Walter
New York, NY: Economist

The brains business
von Wooldridge, Adrian
In: The economist , 376 (2005), 8443 (September 10th - 16th), 22 p. : Illustrationen

The East is grey; China and the environment
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8848

...All industrial nations one day hit an environmental turning-point, an event that dramatises to the population the ecological consequences of growth. The fetid smog that settled on Beijing in January 2...

The storm before the storm; Egypt's crisis
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8849

...The Egyptian army's action on August 14th was not unexpected. Nor was it unlooked for by those who bore its brunt, the supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi. But it was surprisingly savage. At...

A bubble in pessimism; The economy
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8849

...Just the other day we were afraid of the Chinese, Paul Krugman recently wrote in the New York Times. Now we're afraid for them. He is among a number of prominent commentators contemplating calamity in...

Waking life; Black America
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8850

...Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a dream speech is remembered principally for its stirring rhetoric. At its core, however, is a simple, radical and, most important, correct argument. King explains that...

Fast-food condemnation; Labour unions
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8852

...On August 29th, shortly before Labour Day, protests were staged outside more than 1,000 fast-food restaurants in 60 American cities. Protesters called for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour,...

Remittance man; Central Asia and its Russian dependence
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8852

...According to the World Bank, Tajikistan is more dependent on remittances than any other country in the world. Last year migrant workers sent home the equivalent of 47% of Tajikistan's GDP. Perhaps hal...

A safe pair of hands; Angela Merkel
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8853

...Supersized and without commentary, a pair of hands went up the other day on the side of a building just outside Berlin's main train station, with Germany's parliament and government buildings in clear...

Cracking the oligopoly; British banks
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8853

...For more than a decade competition regulators have fretted that Britain's banking oligopoly is ripping off customers, mainly by stinging them with high fees for overdrafts or late payments. Yet the re...

Back on top; The world's biggest firms
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 408 (2013), 8854

...Back in September 2009 it seemed that America Inc was being crushed. Of the world's ten largest quoted firms by market value, only three were American - Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Walmart. The list wa...

Will it get better? America's health-care upheaval
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8856

...In New York state, it's all go. Two weeks before launch a call centre in Albany, the capital, buzzed with workers answering questions on Obamacare. New York, led by a Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo...

Trouble at the lab; Unreliable research
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8858

...Priming studies suggest that decisions can be influenced by apparently irrelevant actions or events that took place just before the cusp of choice. They have been a boom area in psychology over the pa...

Underground, overground; Transport in London
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8858

...Whereas the number of people driving in London is falling, Tube and bus use is surging. For years transport in London lacked investment and a high-profile champion. The creation in 1999 of an elected ...

Edison's revenge; Electricity
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8858

...From 2014, a USB cable will be able to provide power to bigger electronic devices. In the long term this could change the way homes and offices use electricity, cutting costs and improving efficiency....

A world to turn upside down; Chinese land reform
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8860

...Of the economic issues facing November's plenum of the Chinese Communist Party, none looms larger than land reform in the countryside. Mortgaging a village home is a sensitive issue in China. A nervou...

The long weekend; Changing the economy
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8860

...Running the world's biggest country requires sacrifice. For the Communist Party's top 376 officials on its central committee, the sacrifice includes the occasional weekend. From Saturday November 9th ...

How to stop the fighting, sometimes; Civil wars
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8861

...When Hussein el-Husseini moved into a modest flat with a sea view in Beirut in 1983, the surrounding streets were littered with the detritus of an eight-year-old civil war. When Mr Husseini became Spe...

Faster than a speeding bullet; High-speed railways
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8861

...The new high-speed railway line to Urumqi climbs hundreds of metres onto the Tibetan plateau before slicing past the valley where the Dalai Lama was born. It climbs to oxygen-starved altitudes and the...

Uber-warehouses for the ultra-rich; Freeports
von [Unknown]
In: The Economist, 409 (2013), 8863

...The world's rich are increasingly investing in expensive stuff, and 'freeports' such as one in Luxembourg are becoming their repositories of choice. Their attractions are similar to those offered by o...

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