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5Slavery in Islam: To have and to hold

Doing it by the bookTHE holy book is clear about what to do when you capture a city: “Put to the sword all the men in it”. As for the women and children, “You may take these as plunder for yourselves.” This is pretty much the advice that the fighters ... [Published The Economist - 4 hours ago]
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Money talks: October 20th 2014: The great unbundling

THIS week our correspondents discuss deflation, the TV business and the politics of wages ... [Published The Economist - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Deflation
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The second Modi wave

EVEN though the results were not surprising, they are significant. So large was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory in general elections in May 2014, led by Narendra Modi, that his party was widely expected to triumph again in state elections in ... [Published The Economist - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Australia's cane toads: Straight down the line

THE opening scene of the cult Australian film adaptation of the book "He Died With a Felafel in His Hand" depicts a cane toad being used in place of the ball in a backyard golf shot. That sums up Australians' attitudes to the creatures. First of all, ... [Published The Economist - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Order and decay

The political scientist explains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ... [Published The Economist - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Seizing some control

ON JANUARY 1st 29-year-old Brittany Maynard (pictured) was diagnosed with brain cancer. On November 1st she plans to end her life by ingesting a lethal medication prescribed by her physician. Only five states (Vermont, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and ... [Published The Economist - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Planet hunting on the cheap: Sealing wax and string?

SEARCHING for planets going around stars other than the sun has not been cheap. CoRoT ( Convection Rotation et Transits planétaires ), a French planet-hunting satellite that was operational from 2007 to 2013, cost €175m ($220m). Kepler , an American one ... [Published The Economist - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

The queen's knickers: Victoria’s secret

What do you buy the monarchist who has everything? One auction bidder has the answer: knickers that belonged to Queen Victoria. The buyer paid £6,200 ($9,900) for them on October 12th at an auction in Kent. At her death in 1901, Victoria bequeathed several ... [Published The Economist - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

China no more

IN THIS week’s print edition we published a chart that looks at the world’s biggest economies over time . We timed it to coincide with the news that China, at least in purchasing-power parity terms, is now the world's biggest economy. People tend to find ... [Published The Economist - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Gloomy outlook

THIS week our correspondents discuss Germany’s worsening economy, China’s growing debt pile and the consequences of the falling oil price ... [Published The Economist - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Black gold deficits

Countries that suffer when the oil price plummetsIN 2008 the oil price hit $140 a barrel. Today it is well below $90. Healthy supplies from America and weak demand (especially from China) have pushed down prices.When the price of black gold falls, businesses ... [Published The Economist - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Economist explains: How Palestine might become a state

FEW areas of international law are as fraught as the issue of what makes a state. And few questions of statehood have been as fraught as Palestine's. On October 13th the British parliament voted that Palestine should be officially regarded as a state ... [Published The Economist - Oct 14 2014]

Quotes

...From a top rate of 95% in the 1960s (prompting George Harrison to write the song Taxman "Let me tell you how it will be, it's one for you, nineteen for me" ), Britain has seen the introduction of VAT under Edward Heath, a slashing of top rates under Margaret Thatcher and most recently, an attempt to take...
"It’s as though we can only talk about the positive impact of immigration."
...and Britain has been almost negligible thus far ( a statement from the American consulate in Hong Kong said America did not “take sides” or support "any particular individuals or groups involved”) . Many of the territory’s 7m citizens are sympathetic to the demonstrations. But in most neighbourhoods people are going about their business as usual. Even near the areas of protest the city continues to function. This is partly a testament to the restraint and sense of civic responsibility of the demonstrators (who have even picked up their own rubbish and, in some cases, sorted it for recycling)."
" Openness, country size, and government ", by Alberto Alesina and Romain Wacziarg, Journal of Public Economics , 1998."

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