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POTUS Barack Obama Set to Visit Kenya - His Father's Homeland

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Another incontrovertible fact is that American President Barack Obama has Luo blood flowing in his veins. This fact is as much a thorn on the sides of those who hold onto tribal allegiance as it is a source of pride for those who've felt shut out of the spoils of Kenya's independence i.e. "matunda ya uhuru."

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

The Bottom Line Is That There Is No Bottom Billion

Morten Jerven | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Morten Jerven

For the past two decades, mainstream economists who study African economic growth have been trying to explain something that never happened. Economists have focused almost exclusively on one question: why has economic growth failed in Africa?

The Basic Affordability of Basic Income

Scott Santens | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

This is actually even what the richest should want, because although they would pay more in taxes for universal basic income, leaving them a slightly thinner although still very thick slice of the overall pie, the slice of the pie itself would grow, leaving even them better off as well.

(VIDEO) CNN, the Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, the Guardian Join Programmatic "Coop" powered by the Rubicon Project, Jay Sears explains

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

AUSTIN -- Earlier in March, The Guardian announced it was leading a coalition including CNN International, the Economist the Financial Times and Re...

Who's Extorting Whom? It's All About Coercion

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Economist's Feb. 6 cover displayed the Venus de Milo statue pointing a revolver, with the headline "Go ahead, Angela, make my day." In the editors' upside-down world, Greece is threatening Europe, or at least Germany. Really?

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

The Economist Appoints Its First Female Editor-In-Chief Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media

The Economist has appointed its first female editor-in-chief in the publication's 171-year-history, promoting business affairs editor Zanny Minton Bed...

The Economist Pulls Charlie Hebdo Cartoon From Southeast Asia Edition

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad,...

2014: The Year We Confronted the Meeting Menace

Renee Cullinan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

We have met the enemy and it is us. The secret is out - we're wasting hundreds of hours and millions of dollars in pointless meetings across organizations both big and small.

Why 2014 Was A Good Year To Grow Old

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

2014 was no slouch year. Over the past 12 months, one has seen a spectacular confluence of ideas, events and initiatives that demand fresh, thoughtful attention. So to the Buzzfeed-esque lists that cap the year - and effectively write the history of 2014 - let's add these five developments.

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.

Michael Calderone

Bloomberg News Shake-Up: John Micklethwait Succeeds Matthew Winkler As Top Editor

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The Economist’s John Micklethwait was named editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News on Tuesday, succeeding founding editor Matthew Winkler. ...

New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 01.14.2015 | Media
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Hungry as Dogs: We Don't Really Understand Charity

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Giving something to charity isn't really the same as living every day with a charitable heart. Granted, we are called to give generously to others from what we have, but a charitable heart goes further.

'You Can't Have Capitalism Without Racism': On The Economist and Bruce Levenson

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

Institutionalized racism is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our everyday lives that it can rear its ugly head anywhere from an Economist book review that whitesplains slavery to the front offices of the Atlanta Hawks.

"Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'": Slavery, Capitalism, and The Economist

Jim Downs | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Jim Downs

The brouhaha surrounding Bapitst's book, nevertheless, offers an opportunity to consider what is at stake in this allegedly new move to consider the history of capitalism in the context of slavery.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

Obama's 'Let's Have Tea' Approach to Foreign Policy

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Compare the "let's have tea" depiction of American foreign policy to the classic image of President Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" diplomacy and it's clear that something is terribly wrong with America's approach to crises around the world.

Economist Editors: How To Fix Our Broken Democracy

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Recently, the Berggruen Institute’s Dawn Nakagawa interviewed John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist about their new book, “...

La Michoacana Ice Cream: Stubborn Peter Pans or Viable Economic Model?

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 08.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

To anyone far removed from the Wall St. titans of finance, it would seem that this huge chain of ice-cream stores is a model for successful business. This was my impression until a couple of weeks ago when I read "Business in Mexico: The Peter Pan Syndrome," published in The Economist.

Doubting Democracy?

TheWorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

When the Economist –- one of the most authoritative voices in the global media -- begins to doubt democracy, it is time to get serious about fixing...

John Kerry, Prince Charles and The Economist's Ocean Davos

David Helvarg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
David Helvarg

"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.

The Future of Democracy

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

A recent essay in The Economist examines what's gone wrong with democracy. The last quarter of the twentieth century was a heyday for democracy as n...

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.