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Historians are isolated in professional cocoons, fiddling with footnotes rather than bringing the past to light for… https://t.co/Sl9WDdJ7RACan this crime-ridden part of Mexico become a foodie capital? https://t.co/9tWPHPsY0Y From @1843magHow to spot a recession https://t.co/pxGRNZ9e8FIn China, courts deny women divorces in the name of “social harmony” https://t.co/8EknfMXlEXUncertainty in America's immigration policy will persist. It may be that this is just what Donald Trump wants https://t.co/xtlZvyghNtWhy is global inflation so low? https://t.co/3WkTDzI6DaIt's estimated nearly $600bn has been stolen from Nigeria since it won independence in 1960 https://t.co/rAP4J8ksHwAccording to the UN the chance of a 15-year-old boy dying by the age of 50 is now higher in America than in Banglad… https://t.co/AALNtYFhDJFor the past 70 years the Aspen institute has helped to shape the spectrum of acceptable views in American politics… https://t.co/78iUiQ15xKBarack Obama’s top diplomat runs for miles each day, but she hates every second of it https://t.co/UYSkPuKAJb From @1843magCan a smart-phone game help improve the literacy skills of the 750m adults who can’t read and write? @Duolingo’s… https://t.co/DOIqGYBPt8Why is global inflation so low? https://t.co/RrXa4kyQfuDe Hooch did domesticity so well that posterity has taken him, like his female subjects, very much for granted https://t.co/Bgm5GDlTepThe laureates' experiments taught the economics profession that randomised trials could work in the field https://t.co/FnLK4ajUhuInstitutional conservatives would condemn Donald Trump https://t.co/hbEcFn2QiFThe Trump administration is keen to broaden the definition of whom is too poor or ill-qualified to stay in America https://t.co/2B1Pmjf7e7Driverless cars are stuck in a jam https://t.co/NLWJAwiDukIn China, courts deny women divorces in the name of “social harmony” https://t.co/b9fa3HDB7AWhen weed is legalised, alcohol sales drop and junk food flies off the shelves https://t.co/wxAoSrJdRU"Hate speech" laws can be elastic tools for criminalising dissent https://t.co/Nxx4OIcmbtThe steady progress of the Victorian period matches a steady increase in British happiness https://t.co/uSQE3CgixYIs performance-enhancing gear an acceptable leg up? https://t.co/q6MxLWzpNtOnly four men have ever run a regulation marathon in under 2:02:57. They all did so wearing Nike Vaporflys https://t.co/DX2H6f5UT7“I was on my bike!” How did Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee @MIT and Michael Kremer @Harvard find out they had won a… https://t.co/skFTsAFGwLIn the long run the only answer is for all economies to shift towards cleaner sources of energy https://t.co/gFrpPD3bRZEpicurus’s formula for a happy life: don’t stress over worldly success, be good to friends and, above all, stop wor… https://t.co/9ej5T120lmThe fate of Okjökull is one which all of Iceland's glaciers might follow in the next 200 years https://t.co/wbU7omoFtXKais Saied won 73% of the vote, including 90% of 18 to 25-year-olds https://t.co/eHCbfmpIkw
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China is now the world's largest official creditor https://t.co/BYAwaVsXGzOver the past 20 years, the @GlobalFund says it's saved 32m lives fighting the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and mal… https://t.co/sNJpc0PbAhWealth does bring happiness, but some other things bring more of it https://t.co/jOFIqST6uDMeasures in Italy’s draft 2020 budget aim to thwart methods of avoiding the traceability—and taxability—of transact… https://t.co/uAx0uxEF25Tuberculosis is an odd infection⁠—and nearly 40% of cases are missed https://t.co/NweBUJwslW https://t.co/za0P12q0IcElizabeth Warren is no longer nipping at Joe Biden's heels; she is running level or ahead of him. That should worry… https://t.co/CFEpGUPSXvAs decarbonisation gets under way in rich countries, emissions embedded in imports will loom larger https://t.co/gHwE7wQYNZAs the grand historical sweep suggests, it is warfare that causes the biggest drops in happiness https://t.co/ytSmYSXrLyWho is leading the Democratic primary race among black women? Which candidate has the support of college graduates?… https://t.co/JpvehSRdkOWhy is the Latin American left hostile to clean energy? https://t.co/JmTM4iqM6HSome cuisines clearly have a bigger worldwide appeal than others https://t.co/7YBFaqg7qpIn America, nearly one in five children in low-income households are obese https://t.co/QVQu4UyTZQA volcanic eruption in 1991 lowered the Earth's temperature for four years. Solar geoengineering could do the same… https://t.co/H7DkdFc5syEpicurus’s formula for a happy life: don’t stress over worldly success, be good to friends and, above all, stop wor… https://t.co/OAu7abddxiOn this week's “Money talks” podcast, an exclusive interview with all three winners of this year's Nobel prize for… https://t.co/KwGXFjmGFaOn “The Intelligence” @FiammettaRocco remembers glimpsing the huge pile of Ottoman gold that to this day guarantees… https://t.co/7IOJgaWqJNSeveral European countries have now suspended weapons exports to Turkey https://t.co/i8chy8SFbnKais Saied is seen as a monastic figure who will root out corruption and take on the establishment https://t.co/7zOYjB4yIjElizabeth Warren brushed off attacks from trailing candidates without breaking her stride. However, she is still a… https://t.co/0dzkk3mFrTCorruption is a cause as well as a consequence of weak institutions https://t.co/9V9yYcckFJOn “Babbage”: what future disease-prevention challenges does the @GlobalFund face?; @Duolingo founder and CEO… https://t.co/0c040a0zGgWhy is the Latin American left hostile to clean energy? https://t.co/Haf6pBSlyyThe laureates were awarded the prize for their work trying to understand gaps in development, in order to close them https://t.co/jozZbJbeudToday on “The Intelligence”: Tiananmen survivors amid Hong Kong’s protesters, Lebanon’s improbably stable central b… https://t.co/hsdauCq0fHToday on “The Intelligence”: Tiananmen survivors amid Hong Kong’s protesters, Lebanon’s improbably stable central b… https://t.co/qk27tKrOfZOn “The Intelligence” podcast today @FiammettaRocco remembers glimpsing the huge pile of Ottoman gold that to this… https://t.co/e1hemCUDUF“El Camino”, a feature-length follow-up to the TV series, begins where episode 62 left off, following the next step… https://t.co/gHoyMjsXPTOn “The Intelligence” @DSORennie talks to survivors of the Tiananmen Square massacre about the Hong Kong protests,… https://t.co/impIepdHAJIf unemployment falls too low, inflation should rise; too high and it should fall. Not any more https://t.co/JFb5PK4bJQCyril Ramaphosa argues that it is not his job to arrest people, but "to strengthen the institutions that must do th… https://t.co/5IdCsHfNNUOn this week's “Money talks” podcast, an exclusive interview with all three winners of this year's Nobel prize for… https://t.co/gYvaWZELE0Lebanon’s dollar crisis is starting to bite. @glcarlstrom tells “The Intelligence” that what’s keeping things stabl… https://t.co/vwW7wKjIHuEurope’s Nordic banks are embroiled in money-laundering scandals. What do regulators need to do to restore confiden… https://t.co/xb1wTPrL9qEsther Duflo is only the second woman to have received the prize and, at 46, the youngest winner ever https://t.co/AVV8GG5Hs8Since 2000, the number of overweight children under five around the world has increased by 44% https://t.co/FODncZSYUeJoe Biden turned in what was his strongest debate performance yet. But it was a low bar https://t.co/su0ZDUNUfsClimate change is making extreme weather more severe. Organisers must do more to minimise the risk posed to sportin… https://t.co/4QLJLygnZNThe Inuit of Canada’s Arctic have a sprawl of dialects and writing systems. On “The Intelligence” @mdrohan describe… https://t.co/Lh2UNh67NxThe Fed is poised to allow banks greater flexibility over payouts to shareholders https://t.co/VcE1JotnGjThe death toll from America's opioid crisis is climbing, but the government's response has been inadequate… https://t.co/HIteAAHxwJTurkey’s media, already squirming under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s thumb, have done their share to whip up support for… https://t.co/hBarzN5lcDSome cuisines clearly have a bigger worldwide appeal than others https://t.co/b5DW4xHus1Only four men have ever run a regulation marathon in under 2:02:57. They all did so wearing Nike Vaporflys https://t.co/x0MtDZhfxwToday on “The Intelligence”: Tiananmen survivors amid Hong Kong’s protesters, Lebanon’s improbably stable central b… https://t.co/gsYfB0N0P7“I was on my bike!” How did Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee @MIT and Michael Kremer @Harvard find out they had won a… https://t.co/NAyl0ZQARtIn the end, the judges said, they “couldn’t separate” the two novels: hours of deliberation and taking of votes “di… https://t.co/EdFlInuyRm
Retweeted by The EconomistThe three takeaways from last night's Democratic primary debate https://t.co/88k6oa6EWRUncertainty in America's immigration policy will persist. It may be that this is just what Donald Trump wants https://t.co/Iu0mHxQ1CAWhy do some countries grow rich while others stay poor? On this week’s "Money talks", the winners of the… https://t.co/qGo8gBfdCICan this crime-ridden part of Mexico become a foodie capital? https://t.co/WVGD022hYl From @1843magSubscribe to The Economist for 12 weeks' access with our introductory offer and enjoy a fresh perspective on the is… https://t.co/fWMmwmTLG9Although parliament has so far rejected a general election, the parties are gearing up to fight one soon https://t.co/F1bhSp3aZA“Agent Running in the Field” is satisfyingly murky and labyrinthine, filled with wrong turns and dead ends https://t.co/4YvcEjVUvsThe laureates' experiments taught the economics profession that randomised trials could work in the field https://t.co/tUyBaPzTU5Organisers should take climate further into account when picking venues. Choosing stifling Qatar for the 2022 footb… https://t.co/a3OO2M7eKWSeveral European countries have now suspended weapons exports to Turkey https://t.co/G7IiuZyA7hThe Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra is part of a trend in high-level music therapy https://t.co/O3TJZRJw9U
Retweeted by The EconomistGiving addicts a place to shoot up without fear of arrest may seem peculiar⁠—but in Europe they're common… https://t.co/y3HJUfassGWhat causes poverty? @R_Shanbhogue interviews this year’s winners of the @NobelPrize for economics—Esther Duflo and… https://t.co/JiQ7LwIUzPIn China, courts deny women divorces in the name of “social harmony” https://t.co/qNtoEmPZCsHistorians are isolated in professional cocoons, fiddling with footnotes rather than bringing the past to light for… https://t.co/hyF0PcVDzvIn America, nearly one in five children in low-income households are obese https://t.co/uPASfdUVyPHow to spot a recession https://t.co/raMdq7VHDmSome people believe that Aspen embodies the establishment complacency that led to the rise of populism https://t.co/dlp01V2js5 From @1843magFor the past 70 years the Aspen institute has helped to shape the spectrum of acceptable views in American politics… https://t.co/F5UoIxKFefChester Williams was the only black player in South Africa's 1995 World Cup winning side https://t.co/uNfEvKWQGM https://t.co/YUt4XRuPbuWhy is global inflation so low? https://t.co/Y7gBkqaqzBIt's estimated nearly $600bn has been stolen from Nigeria since it won independence in 1960 https://t.co/8JQRBocJuuThe Fed has approved several rule changes in the past few days, which it calls a "recalibration, not deregulation" https://t.co/I9WZlwFcH1Driverless cars are stuck in a jam https://t.co/mZ4LQwlzRKWho is leading the Democratic primary race among black women? Which candidate has the support of college graduates?… https://t.co/nI4yeaqSO1The rules clearly state that the Booker prize, given to the best novel written in English each year, “may not be di… https://t.co/kDaPIwmbVz
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