ON THE 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Babbage, we retrace the footsteps of the brilliant but irascible British inventor, mathematician and engineer. Host Kenneth Cukier investigates why ...
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In June we published four essays marking the centenary of the birth of Maynard Keynes. A number of readers asked for an article on 1983's other centenarian economist, Joseph Schumpeter. Here it is.
SOME writers about China believe that Chang Hsueh-liang changed the course of modern Chinese history, and indeed of the world. This is what happened. In the 1930s three armies competed for ...
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The Economist explains What are Instagram and Twitter fighting about, and why? Each network is trying to prevent the other from appropriating the valuable data it has amassed from users ...
Inflation rates have been rising all over the world, surprising many economists. While the rich world is paying higher prices for durable goods such as cars, in emerging markets soaring food ...
As Olaf Scholz, chancellor-candidate of the centre-left Social Democrats, tries to broker a coalition deal, Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, discusses the challenges facing ...