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The Economist: Editor's Picks

Summary: Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

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 Editors picks: May 27th-June 2nd 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:37

A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes

 How to improve the health of the ocean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:09

The ocean plays a huge role in the climate. It provides 3bn people with at least a fifth of their protein. But humanity treats it with contempt. Better technology, including sensors and drones, will make governing the ocean easier. But the challenge is daunting

 Reforming prisons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:06

Prisons, as a British politician once said, are an expensive way of making bad people worse. Rather than locking up as many people for as long as possible, governments should seek to combine punishment, deterrence and rehabilitation. Some already are

 Airbnb | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:07

What makes the firm special is its traditional virtues: a cohesive culture and unusual financial discipline 

 The Manchester bombing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:37

The best answer to a suicide-attack is the scrupulous, iron-willed application of the law

 The quants and the quirks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:48

The efficient-market theory has been challenged repeatedly. Is it now becoming more efficient?

 The fear index | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:24

Have American markets reached peak complacency?

 The WannaCry wake-up call | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:11

Malware attacks are not new, but after this week’s onslaught they deserve to be taken more seriously

 Venice’s art festival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:32

Welcome to the hippy Biennale

 Why Israel needs a Palestinian state | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:00

Fifty years after the six-day war, Israel needs a Palestinian state­—for the sake of its own democracy. Palestinians have grievously damaged their case through decades of violence, but occupation is turning Israeli politics towards ethno-religious chauvinism. With Donald Trump arriving in the Middle East in search of the “ultimate deal”, it is not too late to strive for peace

 Editor's picks: May 20th-26th 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:42

A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes

 Macron’s mission | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:16

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, lacks experience and the backing of an established party. He is taking power in a country that fights reform. And his message is that France must be open to change, because change brings progress. He deserves to succeed

 Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:00

In our interview with Donald Trump, America’s president sets out the ideas behind Trumponomics. His target is jobs and growth; his tools fairer trade deals, tax cuts and deregulation. Yet his underlying economic nationalism defies orthodoxy and fails to deal with the real challenge: how to cope with the turbulence from new technology 

 The sacking of James Comey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:48

Donald Trump’s move against the director of the FBI was either incompetent or malign 

 Missed connections | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:40

The super-connector airlines in the Middle East came up with aviation’s most successful business model. They are under increasing strain


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