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Joe Biden’s agenda depends on steering two trains at once
So far this has been more Buster Keaton than Lyndon Johnson
→ Read more: Why is infrastructure in America abnormally expensive?
Carbon border taxes are defensible but bring great risks
The EU’s proposal may set off another trade war
Germany’s export-driven foreign policy is being challenged
But that does not mean it will change much
Wrestling with common sense
How wrestling, conspiracy theories and politics overlap in America
Mitt Romney compared the election conspiracy to pro wrestling. This was perhaps truer than he realised
Why investors are worried about a profits squeeze in 2022
Bumper earnings are already in the bag. Now costs are rising, and growth could be slowing
A record number of Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020
Lockdowns and reduced access to services are partly behind the surge
The Economist explains
Why Nord Stream 2 is the world’s most controversial energy project
Critics say that the natural-gas pipeline will strengthen Russia’s hand in Europe and isolate Ukraine
Hell is other people: a monk’s guide to office life
Dreading returning to the corporate environment? Take some advice from the brethren who lived, worked and died with their colleagues
The Economist Asks
We ask David Oyelowo: does Hollywood need new stories?
The star of “Selma” talks to Anne McElvoy about the limits of colour-blind casting, why he left London for Los Angeles, and the grief and nostalgia behind his latest film. And, would he play 007?
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