The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London. Continuous publication began under its founder, James Wilson, in September 1843. In 2015 its average weekly circulation was a little over 1.5 million, about half of which were sold in the United States.

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  • America's Jurassic-sized debt. Will America come to regret its abandonment of budget principles? Our cartoonist, KAL, imagines the deficits might be too monstrous to control Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2BZBGtD The US deficit is likely to rise to nearly 6% of GDP in 2019 and 2020. Our cartoonist, KAL, imagines President Trump unleashing a monstrous problem ...

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  • Kosovo, Europe's newest country, was formed 10 years ago this week. It is peaceful today, but the path to its creation lay in one of Europe's most brutal sectarian conflicts. Warning: this film contains graphic content. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2BZBGtD In 2008, Kosovo became Europe’s newest country. This small, landlocked state of two million people em...

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  • Online-dating apps Tinder and Bumble have generated 20bn matches around the world. On Valentine's day we examine the effect of the online-dating revolution. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2suT4Tc Whether you’re after guys with bushy beards, a partner who has a passion for classical music or you want to find love for you and your pooch–there’s a dating app to ...

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  • As the Winter Olympics gets underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we examine some of the challenges facing the Games Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Ex1Dlc The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Those Games had 16 events. This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in South Korea, will feature 102 events and include participants f...

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  • The 2018 Winter Olympics will see athletes from a record-breaking 92 countries compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But winter sports face a double threat, from climate change and ageing populations Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2ErUCSr Winter sports are under threat. The multi-billion dollar industry – the livelihood for many mountain communities – faces a...

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  • Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GCblkl By 2050 the world’s population is expected to soar to almost 10 billion people and two-thirds of us will ...

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  • Carnival started as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations in the world. Today more than 50 countries celebrate the tradition, but where did the party start? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2rXzONA From samba blocos in Brazil to masked balls in Italy, Carnival is a truly global phenomenon, celebrated in over ...

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  • Tension between America and Turkey is rising following President Erdogan’s decision to send troops into Syria. Our cartoonist KAL offers his take on the standoff. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Gmp2nx Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2Gmp6Uj Check out The Economist’s ...

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  • Bassem Youssef has been called “the Jon Stewart of the Middle East”. On the seventh anniversary of Egypt’s Arab Spring he talks to The Economist’s award-winning cartoonist, KAL, about political satire and what it means for democracy. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2GgGB8d Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from E...

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  • Obesity is a global problem, but more people are getting fatter in developing countries than anywhere else. If current trends continue, obese children will soon outnumber those who are undernourished. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2rAAQPL People are fatter than ever. Obesity has more than doubled since 1980. But the biggest rise is in the developing world. ...

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  • 3D-printed prosthetic limbs are being trialled by Médecins Sans Frontières in their effort to help people who have lost limbs in the war in Syria. The pioneering technology is far cheaper and faster than conventional methods and could revolutionise treatment of amputees around the world Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Dr8lsh Ahmed was 14 when he lost his arm...

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  • Open borders could see global GDP rocket, but free movement around the world could have its downsides. We imagine a borderless world Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2DfRSXX Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2DkJBC6 Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://e...

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  • President Donald Trump has spent one year in office. But what exactly has he achieved? Here’s a two-minute snapshot of his presidency so far. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2D5Gxte Since coming to power Mr Trump has tweeted over two thousand times. Often insulting people and bragging with a liberal use of exclamation marks. He's played golf 88 times, held...

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  • North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un celebrates his birthday today. How can he–and leaders like him–be brought down by non-violent action? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2CTZrn6 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2CTRKx8 Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http...

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  • California has become the sixth American state to legalise the recreational use of cannabis. What impact will this have on the global war on drugs? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2lI31px Could California make cannabis go mainstream? California is not the first American state to legalise cannabis recreationally. In Colorado there are more Cannabis dispensarie...

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  • What does a modern family look like? The Economist’s Matt Steinglass travels to the Netherlands where multiple-parent families–with up to four parents–could be recognised by law. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2B3k8sA What does a modern family look like? The Netherlands could become the first country in the world to allow a child to have more than two legal ...

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  • The Republican tax bill might be hard to swallow. In his latest drawing, our cartoonist KAL gives his take on the upcoming reforms. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2BEKW5Y A controversial tax reform package is up for a vote in the US Congress. It will have important long-term effects for the US and world economy. Kal's job is to wrestle the nerdy subject in...

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  • The gender pay gap is not caused by women earning less than men for the same job. It is largely because women choose different careers and suffer a “motherhood penalty”’. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Bnu9E9 Women who work full-time, still earn 15% less than men. But that's not because they are paid less for the same jobs. It's because they're in different...

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  • Imagine if heating and powering homes became free in the next decade. What would that mean for the world? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AjsewG Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2AkclGr Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Ec...

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  • Rich countries are giving more in foreign aid than ever before. But which countries are the most generous? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AAzFCG Rich countries are giving away more in aid than at any other time on record. In 2016 more than $140bn was distributed around the world. According to the latest breakdown in 2015 America gave the most money away -...

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  • North Korea claims it can now launch missiles that can hit anywhere in mainland America. But in 2018 could the war of words between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump spiral into nuclear catastrophe? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AAPWW3 In April 2018, North Korea will hold a national celebration to mark the birthday of the country's founding "eternal president" ...

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  • Can Palestine become a prosperous and peaceful region? Munib al-Masri is the richest Palestinian in the world and he has a four-point plan to rebuild his homeland. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2ATg55H This man is known as “The Godfather of Palestine'. He’s a self made billionaire. Munib al-Masri is the richest man in Palestine and also one of the most infl...

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  • Donald Trump will face his biggest test as president in November 2018. A bad result in the mid-term elections could lead to his impeachment. Can Mr Trump unite and rally Republican voters? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zPS0MH In November 2018 President Donald Trump will face his biggest political test yet - the mid term elections. The elections are a refer...

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  • Poverty rates have fallen faster in the past 30 years than at any other time on record. The UN wants extreme poverty to disappear by 2030. We assess the data to see if this is achievable. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AfBchr It is estimated that somebody escapes extreme poverty every 1.2 seconds. According to the World Bank, anyone on less than $1.90 per d...

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  • Britons often grumble that Americanisms are creeping into British English. Lane Greene, our language guru, asks where American words really come from—and whether they pose a threat to the Queen's English. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AqhBvU Are American's trashing the English language? The Economists language expert, Lane Greene, knows a thing or two abou...

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  • Most new companies fail. What does it take for young entrepreneurs around the world to thrive in a startup hub? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2A1ieeK Over the past two decades start-ups have changed the world. Multi-billion dollar companies like Google, Facebook, and Uber have shown the transformative power of entrepreneurship. Today, innovators dream of ...

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  • The football World Cup in Russia will be the biggest sporting event of 2018. President Vladimir Putin will use the tournament to further his geopolitical goals. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2zZwxAg In 2018, the eyes of the world will be on Russia. The country will host what is set to be the most watched sporting event of the year, the 2018 Football World Cu...

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  • Zimbabwe may be free of Robert Mugabe, who has been deposed in an apparent military coup, but the celebrations occurring in the country's capital will be short-lived. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man who may end up in charge, is every bit as nasty as his ex-boss, and the economic turmoil that the country is in will not be easily fixed. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.s...

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