The Economist, USA – October, 15 2016

Le magazine, The Economist USA October 15 2016 avec des articles super intéressants.


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On the cover Healthy democracies depend on unwritten rules. Donald Trump has trampled all over them: leader, page11.

The Republican nominee has violated his party and America, pages19-22. A hack of the Clinton campaign chairman’s e-mail account would, in another year, be causing the candidate problems, page 23. Some Americans are getting rich by pushing politics to extremes: Schumpeter, page 64. An ambitious young senator offers a revealing glimpse of a post-Trump Republican Party: Lexington, page 30


Sterling The fall in the pound hints at how painful a “hard” Brexit would be: leader, page 14. Sterling’s weakness is a vote of no confidence: Buttonwood, page 68. For a smooth  Brexit, Britain must drop the bolshy language and try to understand its neighbor’s: Bagehot, page 53.

Ethiopia Once a darling of investors and development economists, repressive Ethiopia is sliding towards chaos, page 43.

Chinese property In real estate as elsewhere in its economy, China’s short-term fixes  mask deep structural problems: leader, page13. A severe imbalance in land supply fuels a wild market, page 67.

Informality New technology may bring informal firms and workers out of the shadows, page 55.

Medicine A new generation of drugs could change the way depression is treated, page 73. Approving an unproven drug sets a bad precedent: leader, page 12.

The world this week:

Donald Trump had the worst week so far of his presidential campaign. A tape from 2005 caught him making obscene and aggressive comments about women, which prompted  many senior Republicans, including John McCain, to withdraw their support. Paul Ryan, the  speaker of the House, said he would now focus only on elections for Congress. In the debate, Mr Trump threatened to lockup Hillary Clinton if he wins the White House. There is a little over three weeks left until campaigning is over.

A judge in Florida, the biggest of the battleground states that will decide the election,  extended the deadline forvoter registrations in the state by a weekbecause of the  disruption caused by a hurricane.

The American government formally accused Russia of authorising the hacking of Democratic Party e-mails, which were published by the WikiLeaks website. It stopped short of blaming Russia for also trying to scan electronic voter rolls, but said those attacks  did originate from servers in Russia.

Making the case
Painful preparations for Britain’s exit from the EU started to take shape. A government proposal that would force companies to disclose the proportion of foreign workers theyemploy prompted a backlash from business. Legal cases were also lodged requiring Parliament to be consulted over negotiating the terms of leaving. In a furtherblow to the Westminster government, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, pressed ahead with  plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence; 55% voted to stay in the UK in the first vote in 2014.

Vladimir Putin cancelled a trip to Paris after the French government accused Russia of war  crimes in Syria. Russia accused Boris Johnson, Britain’s foreign minister, of“Russophobic hysteria” after he called for anti-war protests outside the Russian embassy in London.  Meanwhile, Russia strengthened its ties to Turkey by signing new trade deals and a natural-gas pipeline project.

Airbus threatened to sue the Polish government, after it scrapped plans for the French-German aerospace company to provide Poland with military helicopters. The government, led by the nationalistic Lawand Justice party, instead opted for an American  company which has a factory in the country. Trade unions were against the Airbus deal. Although diplomatically ill advised, the row is likely to boost support for the government at home.

In Germanya Syrian migrant suspected of planning terrorist bombings and of links to Islamic State killed himself in the prison cell where he was being held. The suspect had been turned in by three refugees, also Syrian, who over powered him when he asked for help hiding from police.

Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize for literature for creating “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.




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