Selections

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It’s worth a go

RUBEN BARRALES (pictured) is notably chipper for a man facing such a tough task. His organisation, GROW Elect, aims to improve the disastrous …

Following the Iron Lady

<b>How The Economist covered her political career</b><p>In covers: Margaret Thatcher<p>“She has courage, a quality in short supply in politics everywhere and …

In the beginning was the ideogram

LU GENGSHENG remembers growing up in rural Anhui province in the 1980s, where his father was pastor of a house church, an illegal congregation that …

Communist Party

Revenge of the migrants' employer?

<b>The kingdom's preference for workers from one side of India or the other would seem to have little to do with the workers themselves</b><p>PEOPLE have been …

You’ll never work at home

BIG companies swallow little ones every day. So the purchase on March 25th by Yahoo (annual revenue, $5 billion) of Summly, a British start-up …

Mobile Devices

On March 25th Yahoo purchased Summly, a British start-up for a reported $30m. This purchase would normally merit merely a shrug of the shoulders and some muttering about the curious economics of the internet. The deal is worth noting though. Summly’s founder, Nick d’Aloisio, is only 17 http://econ.st/XHh1LV

Voices in the wilderness

FOR THE country that invented paper it is no small irony that China's most innovative writing happens off the page. A number of authors, stifled by …