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Pandemic blame game
America’s vaccination woes cannot be blamed only on politics
Surging covid infections and slow vaccinations in some states are caused by health illiteracy, not just partisanship
→ Read more: The long goodbye to covid-19
Facebook eyes a future beyond social media
Advertising has made the social network into a trillion-dollar company. Can new ventures take it further?
Robinhood and the merry mob
Robinhood takes its IPO to the masses
The broker brought retail investing to the public. Now it is going public via retail investors
Eyeing the exits
Why Joe Biden is ending America’s combat mission in Iraq
Though largely symbolic, the move is part of a transformation of America’s posture in the wider Middle East
The Economist Explains
Who counts as a refugee?
The definition agreed on by governments 70 years ago is hard to apply to many of today's forcibly displaced people
Lessons from Britain on the balance between monetary and fiscal policy
In times of high debt, the divisions between the two become hazy
Which is the strongest Olympic team of all time?
Politics and geography often determine national success at the Olympics
Sex and censorship
A resonant tussle between “sex radicals” and a 19th-century censor
Remembering “The Man Who Hated Women”—and the women who resisted
Protein power—how AI that predicts the shape of proteins could change biology
Our podcast on the science and technology making the news. Also this week: how wearable technology could help understanding of long covid, and the intriguing evolution of songbirds
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