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Rwanda's eternal president, Paul Kagame | The Economist

Under President Paul Kagame Rwanda has gone from carnage to calm. So why are his people terrified of him?
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The Fed as Lender of Last Resort

If you heard a rumor that your bank was insolvent (in other words, it had more liabilities than assets), what would you...

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How much sunlight would equal the world’s yearly power consumption? | The Economist

We ask people on the streets of London to guess how many hours of sunlight would be needed to power the world for a year...

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Sergei Shnurov: Rocking the Kremlin | The Economist

Sergei Shnurov, described as Russia's most popular rock star, with a fanbase to match Putin. Meet Sergei Shnurov
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Guns: The statistics behind America's love affair with guns | The Economist

On the opening day of the Nation's Gun Show, one of the largest shows in the US, we delve into the data on American gun...

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The Money Multiplier

When you deposit money into a bank, do you know what happens to it? It doesn’t simply sit there. Banks are actually...

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Where in the world is censorship most oppressive? | The Economist

When governments seek to control information and ideas they seek to limit access to the internet, imprison journalists...

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The World If...humans could control weather | The Economist

What if people could control the weather? It wouldn't be all sunshine and blue skies—there would likely be much...

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How to prosecute suspected war criminals | The Economist

Luis Moreno Ocampo, former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, has prosecuted some of the world's most...

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Why is sand in short supply? | The Economist

The world uses 40 billion tonnes of sand each year to build cities and towns, but global reserves are running low. We...

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Trump and Putin's chess match, by KAL | The Economist

At the most recent G20 summit, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for a private chat. Our cartoonist KAL imagines their...

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Osaka: An Insiders Guide | The Economist

Osaka is the fastest-growing destination city in the world. Three locals give us their top tips for experiencing Japan's...

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Introduction to Consumer Choice

Everyday, you make tons of decisions about consumption. Your choices about what and how much of a good to buy are...

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How I survived torture | The Economist

The United Nations Convention against Torture is 30 years old. Kolbassia Haoussou, a torture survivor, shares his story....

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A secret information war with North Korea | The Economist

A group of North Korean exiles are waging a secret war with North Korea—smuggling in information and content to the...

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Why Mosul matters | The Economist

Why does Mosul matter? Mosul stands on the brink of recapture from Islamic State fighters, but the future of the city is...

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KAL draws... Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un is in the wrestling ring with Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in KAL's depiction of this week's stories. The...

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Which countries allow an option other than male or female on passports? | The Economist

Eight countries allow citizens to apply for a passport without choosing a specific gender. Can you guess which?
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The Rule of 70

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Monetary Policy and the Fed

Spider-Man fans likely recall Uncle Ben advising his nephew, Peter Parker, that “With great power, comes great...

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What percentage of the world is vegetarian? | The Economist

We all know that eating more vegetables is good for you. But what share of people avoid eating meat altogether? We asked...

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The Economics Behind Music Festivals | The Economist

Music festivals attract 32 million revellers annually around the world. That adds up to an industry worth nearly $10bn a...

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An expert’s guide to negotiating Brexit

Britain has begun talks on leaving the European Union. The architect of Canada’s recent trade deal with the EU discusses...

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Budget Constraints

Think through all of the variables that determine the price of a cup of coffee. It might help to imagine the coffee beans...

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