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  • 20 Mar 2017
    Kevin W. Saunders

    The Decline of American Democracy

    The United States is no longer a fully functioning democracy. This according to the Intelligence Unit of The Economist magazine. The Democracy Index 2016, released in January 2017, now lists the United States as a flawed democracy. The basis for the decline was not the most recent presidential election. Instead, the report argues that Donald […]

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  • 29 Mar 2010

    Saudi Arabia: The Struggle for Its Soul

    The Economist calls Jihad in Saudi Arabia a “rare combination of sympathetic nuance and critical rigour.” The book is out next month; the review is online now. Read it here: Saudi Arabia: The Struggle for Its Soul…

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  • 26 Feb 2010

    The New Demand for Print… on Demand

    With the rising popularity of print-on-demand (POD) publishing, The Economist considers the impact of new technology on our industry. As the power of print becomes the power to press print, will POD prove a boon or a burden for publishing’s supply chain?

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  • 15 Jul 2009

    Farewell, Lexington

    A fond farewell to the current Lexington – the US correspondent for the Economist. In a departure column, Lexington makes mention of Tocqueville on America After 1840, one of our new Tocqueville books that we’re quite excited about. I’ve always enjoyed L’s dispatches, and wish the successor the best!

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  • 8 Dec 2008

    Yasheng Huang is a Pick of the Pile

    Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics is Huang’s analysis of entrepreneurship in China. It argues that China’s amazing economic growth was accompanied by a tightening of government control over what had previously been a thriving entrepreneurial culture in rural areas. The Economist named Huang’s work among 2008’s best books. Why? Because it ‘[c]onvincingly overturns the usual analyses […]

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  • 9 Jul 2008

    Global Trade Governance Not So Global

    This week’s lead story in The Economist addresses what folks have suspected for a while — a lot of the institutions that are supposed to promote all sorts of good things like trade, good economic policy, human rights, and stability are getting more than a little outdated. “CLUBS are all too often full of people […]

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  • 9 Jul 2007

    A far-reaching food adventure

    Do you know when the shopping cart was invented (1937) or which country produces and consumes the most butter? (India) Do you know what the world’s best-selling food is? (sugar) Are you aware that chocolate was once used as a currency or that pepper was once worth its weight in gold? Of course you don’t, […]

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