Publication: The Economist

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The lure of the deep north

A GIANT eucalyptus tree sprawls across a room in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, stopping visitors in their tracks. An even more arresting vision awaits in the next room, which has been turned into a lake surrounded by 99 life-sized animal replicas. ... [Published The Economist - 3 hours ago]
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How economists do cost-benefit analysis

WHEN it comes to assessing the viability of a large project, governments are increasingly likely to commission a cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The aim is to provide an impartial, evidence-based judgment of the costs and benefits of a particular policy ... [Published The Economist - 12 hours ago]
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Back in office—for now

AND he’s back. Just over a month after Gustavo Petro was ousted as mayor of Bogotá, he has been reinstated on the orders of a local tribunal. In March President Juan Manuel Santos approved his removal, after Colombia’s inspector-general, Alejandro Ordóñez, ... [Published The Economist - 16 hours ago]
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Taking the wheel

“WE’VE got a great succession plan,” Alan Mulally, Ford’s chief executive, said last week at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, adding that he had “nothing new to announce” at this point.Others seem to have made the announcement for the ... [Published The Economist - 22 hours ago]
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The last casualty of the cold war

MATTHEW YGLESIAS had  an excellent piece at  Vox  on Monday pointing out a fundamental shift that has taken place over the past few years in our understanding of the economics of inequality. He begins by considering an "everything-you-need-to-know-about-economics" ... [Published The Economist - 17 hours ago]
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The almost-Earth

NASA discovers the most Earth-like planet yet, intrigue surrounds Russia's version of ... [Published The Economist - 18 hours ago]
Entities: NASA, Russia
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Self-congratulations all around

LAST week, US Airways, which is in the midst of a merger with American Airlines, suddenly started trending on Twitter. But the surge in interest wasn't about the airlines' big deal. Rather, it was because someone on the company's social media team had ... [Published The Economist - 20 hours ago]
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Johnson: Mountains high enough and rivers wide enough

WHY do some places in the world have lots of small languages, and others have fewer, bigger languages? Earlier studies seemed to show that areas of high altitude, rainfall and temperature had high cultural and linguistic diversity. A brief glance in the ... [Published The Economist - 21 hours ago]
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In a league of his own

THERE were few more revered figures in this country’s long struggle for democracy than Win Tin, who died on April 21st at the age of 84 (or 85, as some have it). A co-founder with Aung San Suu Kyi and others of the National League for Democracy (NLD), ... [Published The Economist - 23 hours ago]
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Succession planning: Chucking out the chosen one

Apr 22nd 2014, 19:33 by B.R.WHEN Alexander the Great was 33 years old, legend goes, he wept because he had no worlds left to conquer. Alexander may have been an unrivalled general but his succession planning was lousy. When asked on his death bed who ... [Published The Economist - 23 hours ago]
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A galaxy for phones to explore

THE PhoneSat's name is literal: it contains the functional innards of a phone reformulated to fit into a satellite. The fourth iteration, and fifth physical version, of NASA's PhoneSat was put into low-earth orbit (LEO) on April 18th as part of the SpaceX ... [Published The Economist - 23 hours ago]
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Premature accession

REMEMBER this chart?A few weeks ago we examined research assessing the benefits of European Union membership. For most entrants joining the EU gave real output per person a big boost relative to what might have been expected. But not for Greece. Almost ... [Published The Economist - Apr 23 2014]

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...But he argued that he had no choice. "It is my obligation, some people will like it, others won't" he said. For Mr Santos, who is seeking re-election in elections on May 25th, the Petro affair has been delicate...
...Soviet aims and intentions, where he notes that the Soviet Union is bent most of all on destroying European moderate socialists, and points to the "success of [the moderate socialists'] efforts to improve conditions for [the] working population whenever, as in Scandinavia, they have been given [a] chance to show what they could do." From the very inception of the cold war, at least among believers in the power of free markets, the vision was that social-welfare programmes in the...
...oversees the PhoneSat, says that the billions of dollars invested in smartphones by the telecoms industry has led many, including NASA, to ask: "Could we leverage this technology to do the sorts of things we want with small spacecraft?" So far, the answer has been a resounding yes
...A Lutheran minister's daughter who grew up under communism, she said in November 2012: "I am a member of the evangelical church. I believe in God and religion is also my constant companion." Whatever it says about her personal journey, the statement was seen a way of retaining hard-core conservative voters...

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The lure of the deep north [Published The Economist - 3 hours ago]
How economists do cost-benefit analysis [Published The Economist - 12 hours ago]
Back in office—for now [Published The Economist - 16 hours ago]
The last casualty of the cold war [Published The Economist - 17 hours ago]
The almost-Earth [Published The Economist - 18 hours ago]
Self-congratulations all around [Published The Economist - 20 hours ago]
Johnson: Mountains high enough and rivers wide ... [Published The Economist - 21 hours ago]
Taking the wheel [Published The Economist - 22 hours ago]
Succession planning: Chucking out the chosen one [Published The Economist - 23 hours ago]
A galaxy for phones to explore [Published The Economist - 23 hours ago]
In a league of his own [Published The Economist - 23 hours ago]
Premature accession [Published The Economist - Apr 23 2014]
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