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Why the German economy is in a rut

economist.com — IN THE second quarter of this year the German economy shrank by 0.2%. Economists expect it to contract again in the third quarter, meaning that the economy will...
Oct 22, 2014

RT @hoganem: The Economist explains: Why the German economy is in a rut economist.com/blogs/economis…

How Nigeria stopped Ebola

economist.com — WHEN Patrick Sawyer arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria's capital, on July 20th he promptly collapsed. About two weeks earlier, he...

Catholicism and capitalism

economist.com — A NEW paper published by Theos, a London-based religious think-tank, will raise hackles on the right and left alike, if only because of its...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: "Neoliberalism" on the lips of the European left has come to mean "whatever we don't like" econ.st/11WB8OQ pic.twitter.com/J1MdCvvXfW

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: "Neoliberalism" on the lips of the European left has come to mean "whatever we don't like" econ.st/11WB8OQ pic.twitter.com/J1MdCvvXfW

Oct 21, 2014

RT @EconBizFin: "Neoliberalism" on the lips of the European left has come to mean "whatever we don't like" econ.st/1DslbNX pic.twitter.com/Yy4LoKQVug

Cycling in Florida

economist.com — THE most improbable bike path in the world is surely on the MacArthur causeway, a road connecting Miami Beach with the city of Miami proper. The road-more a...
Oct 21, 2014

The commenters on my piece saying that actually, insane Florida drivers are to blame for deaths have a point econ.st/12192Cn

Oct 21, 2014

Since writing this, I've seen at least three worse cycle paths - inc one running alongside a motorway sliproad: econ.st/12192Cn

Oct 21, 2014

RT @dlknowles: Also if you didn't see this earlier, me on why cycling in Florida (and much of America) is so bloody dangerous: econ.st/12192Cn

Oct 21, 2014

Also if you didn't see this earlier, me on why cycling in Florida (and much of America) is so bloody dangerous: econ.st/12192Cn

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Brazil's presidential election

economist.com — BRAZIL is on tenterhooks. With five days to go before the presidential run-off on October 26th the race remains too close to call. But for the first time since the...
Oct 21, 2014

Fact is in run-offs, like special elections, momentum is the gold standard & Neves hasn't showed enough to oust Dilma econ.st/1t9WcvA

Graphic detail | The Economist

economist.com — by D.H. View full post " by Economist.com THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six.

Ebola and travel

economist.com — ECONOMIST readers are not the panicky type, but just in case you weren't sure: it is okay to travel in the age of Ebola. This sort of reassurance seems to be...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: Economist readers are not the panicky type, but in case you weren't sure: it is okay to travel in the age of Ebola econ.st/1vDEkKo

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: Economist readers are not the panicky type, but in case you weren't sure: it is okay to travel in the age of Ebola econ.st/1vDEkKo

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: Economist readers are not the panicky type, but in case you weren't sure: it is okay to travel in the age of Ebola econ.st/1vDEkKo

Breaking the rules

economist.com — AS UNPLEASANT as global economic conditions look just now we can at least be thankful that things aren't anywhere near as bad as they were in 2009, to say nothing of 1931. Neither are those sorts of nasty scenarios a risk. Right?

Market power: Big, bad Amazon | The Economist

economist.com — LAST week, the Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Jean Tirole (see this week's Free exchange column) for his work examining the difficulties in regulating firms with substantial market power. Mr Tirole's research is as relevant as ever, thanks to growing concern over the weight tech titans are throwing around in their corners of the economy.
Oct 21, 2014

I have a C.O.I. here, but I think @ryanavent is more right than Krugman on Amazon: economist.com/blogs/freeexch…. Still, Amazon bears watching.

Oct 21, 2014

"this, I think, is where the argument against Amazon really falls apart" @ryanavent dismantles Krugman: economist.com/blogs/freeexch…

Variety makes you (mentally) fit

economist.com — FOR years, researchers in bilingualism have been touting striking findings about how bilingualism affects the brain. Two of the most memorable involve "executive...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @Gong_Farm: @LesleyRiddoch Interesting: re Many Mither Tounges. Researchers in bilingualism touting striking findings econ.st/1wijmil"

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: Researchers in bilingualism have been touting striking findings about how bilingualism affects the brain econ.st/1wijmil

Oct 21, 2014

Johnson: bilingual brains: Variety makes you (mentally) fit | The Economist economist.com/blogs/prospero…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: New evidence suggests that bilingual people are better able to focus on demanding mental tasks despite distractions econ.st/1FqbmlJ

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