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A history of hat throwing

8 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

RICK SANTORUM announced on May 27th that he is running for president, becoming the seventh Republican to enter the race officially. It is his second campaign for the White House. After his formal declaration Mr Santorum headed to Iowa, where he hopes he can repeat his success of 2012. Show More Summary


16 hours agoNews : Daily Chart

THE internet—and with it the world—is rapidly going mobile. That is the main message of the annual “Facts and Figures” report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Although prices have dropped sharply, fixed-broadband subscriptions have grown only slowly over the past 15 years, to 11% of households. Show More Summary

Pay up, pay down

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. FOR decades, a defining feature of the American economy has been the growing concentration of income among the richest in society. To illustrate this...Show More Summary

Fragile treasures

5 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. PALMYRA, an ancient oasis city and one-time capital of a short-lived empire, has been razed before. In the third century, the Roman emperor Aurelian punished its rebelling citizens by looting its treasures and burning its buildings. Show More Summary

Assessing India

6 days agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. INDIA is a continent masquerading as a country. Within a generation it will become the most populous country on earth: its population is likely to peak at some 1.6 billion by mid-century. Show More Summary

Will Irish ayes be smiling?

6 days agoNews : Daily Chart

ON MAY 22 nd Ireland could become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. If Irish voters pass the referendum measure, the country will join another 18 that grant full marriage equality. This would be a remarkably swift transition; homosexuality was only decriminalised in 1993. Show More Summary

Pay dirt

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ON MAY 19th the Los Angeles city council voted to raise its minimum wage, from $9 an hour to $15 an hour. Los Angeles is just one of many American cities using a rise in the minimum wage to try to address poverty and inequality. State and local governments are acting where the federal government has not. Show More Summary

Down at heel

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Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. AFTER three years of recession, Italy’s economy grew in the first three months of the year by 0.3% compared with the previous quarter. It is forecast to grow by 0.7% over the year as a whole. Show More Summary

No inspiration from above

last weekNews : Daily Chart

MORE religious countries tend to be less innovative, according to a paper published last month by America’s National Bureau of Economic Research. In “Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth”, Roland Benabou...Show More Summary

The tracks of arrears

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Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE world is addicted to debt. The borrowings of governments, households, companies and financial firms have risen in almost every big country around the world since the year 2000, relative to their GDP. Show More Summary

Faith no more

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ALMOST everything we know about opinion in the United States suggests that in ever-rising numbers, Americans insist on individual choice, especially in personal matters like living arrangements and reproduction. Each generation is less...Show More Summary

Europe's boat people

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE SMUGGLING of people across the Mediterranean is not new; nor are the losses at sea that come with it. But the trade has vastly expanded over the past few years thanks to two developments. The civil war in Syria has displaced 8m people inside that country and forced 4m to leave it. Show More Summary

Seeking safety

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

ON MAY 13th the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, will unveil fresh plans to deal with large flows of migrants from the developing world. The proposals will target smugglers, formalise search and rescue operations and, controversially, suggest quotas to share the burden of refugees. Show More Summary

The art of the deal

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

"LES FEMMES D'ALGER [Women of Algiers] (Version 'O')", dating from 1955, the finest Picasso left in private hands, sold for £115.2m ($179.4m) at Christie's in New York on May 11th. The seller was said to be a Saudi Arabian collector, who had hung it in his London townhouse ever since he bought it in 1997 for £20.5m. Show More Summary

Visualising an election

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

A retrospective look at the graphical highlights from The Economist's 2015 UK general election coverage (more visualisations from the campaign can be found on our data hub) Audio and Video content on requires a browserShow More Summary

SNP love, Labour’s loss

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

AS THE final results from Britain's general election trickle in, the outcome is surprisingly clear. The Conservative Party has secured a slim majority, gaining around 20 seats. The Liberal Democrats have been devastated: they now have a mere eight MPs and Nick Clegg, their leader (who held on to his), has resigned. Show More Summary

Square pegs, round hole

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Audio and Video content on requires a browser that can handle iFrames. IN BRITAIN’S "first-past-the-post" electoral system, seats won at a general election are not shared out between the parties proportionally nationwide. Show More Summary

Labour trending

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

How the election looks from Twitter IT DOES NOT take long for a political strategy to be reduced to a meme. Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, had barley finished unveiling a six-foot rock engraved with Labour’s promises, before Twitter was awash with #EdStone messages and photo-shopped pictures of Moses. Show More Summary

Poll tracker

2 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

WITH Britain''s general election underway, one thing is clear: the national picture masks a complicated tangle of dynamics among different groups of voters. Britain's political system is fragmenting, and economic and social conditions look very different depending on just where in the country one stands. Show More Summary

Sharing success

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

Do British general election results have a big impact on the stockmarket? The answer is yes, sometimes. Much depends on whether the result is expected or not. The most obvious case is the 1992 election, when opinion polls suggested the Conservatives would struggle to get re-elected; John Major’s surprise victory caused stocks to soar. Show More Summary

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