Andy Shu

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Stated preferences

ONE frequent stumbling block for the European project is the fact that different countries want different things. Recent Eurostat polling on …

Ralph Northam

Ageing but supple

THE little town of Schladen-Werla in rural Lower Saxony, right alongside the former barrier between East and West Germany, is in a demographic …

Germany

Aerotropolitan ambitions

POLITICIANS in London who have been debating for years over whether to approve the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport might find a visit …

China

What to wear

ON MARCH 9th, hot on the heels of largest quarterly earnings on record, Apple launched its next big thing: the Watch. The timepiece goes on sale on …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Low rates on the high seas

OLD salts interpret low-flying seabirds as a sure sign that a storm approaches. For some observers the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which tracks the cost …

Baltic Exchange

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A SMALL factory in an industrial park outside Shanghai, churning out widgets you never see but probably use, provides a perfect snapshot of the state …

The new Greece in the east

YESTERDAY the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a new bail-out for Ukraine. Worth $17.5 billion over four years, the first $5 billion will …

Economics

Undigested history

MANY asleep in Tokyo did not hear the rumble of the American B-29 bombers. By the time his father shook him awake, Katsumoto Saotome’s neighbourhood …

Japan

Even the Experts are Dissatisfied with CEO Pay Disclosure

Investors say proxy statements are too long and too difficult to read.<p>Few understand how CEOs get compensated—and that includes the pros.<p>According to …

Stanford University

State of pay

<b>The wide diversity in the size and salary of America’s state legislatures</b><p>POOR Kansas lawmakers. They earn $4,000 apiece—almost ten times less than …

The weaker sex

“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

Spring release

IN A fast-changing region, one thing has long been a constant: the utter disregard that the mafia dynasty ruling North Korea evinces for the welfare …

North Korea

That will do nicely

INDIA'S central bank cut its main interest rate from 7.75% to 7.5% today, giving qualified approval to the government's recent budget. Last month the …

Economics

Shout louder

THE last time she was recruiting for her export-sales team, Sarah Grain hired a Lithuanian who speaks Russian, Polish and German. Her two previous …

Language Learning

Just say no

<b>Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup</b>. By Andrew Zimbalist. <i>Brookings Institution Press; 174 pages; $25</i> …

Los Angeles

Supersize me

THE successful stockmarket flotation this month of Aena, a state-controlled airport operator, reinforced optimism that Spain’s economy is finally on …

Economics

The high cost of falling prices

FOR central banks in the rich world, two is a magic number. If prices rise at 2% a year, most shoppers can more or less ignore their slow ascent. And …

Economics

Monetarists in heels

<b>The pathetic representation of women central bankers</b><p>THE business of taking away punch bowls is mostly a man’s game. As central bankers descend on …

Invisible harms

<b>The toll of mental illness and substance abuse by age</b><p>THEY account for a relatively small share of the world’s premature deaths—but they are the …

Computers, gaming

HOW good are computers at learning to play computer games? The chart shows the performance of a machine using artificial intelligence to play a …

Artificial Intelligence

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THE Ood are an odd bunch. Among the more enigmatic of the aliens regularly encountered in “Doctor Who”, a television series about a traveller in time …