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Videographic: Where do workers get the most days off?
Different countries have very different standards. Which is the most (and least) slothful? Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos...
Inside Lucian Freud's studio
For two decades David Dawson worked as Lucian Freud's assistant and, occasionally, his model. His photographs of the artist at work are the subject of a new exhibition in London Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https...
Italian Futurism: Boisterous, right-wing and prescient
The Italian Futurists hoped to change the world, and were improbably successful in hind-sight. But they have never had a proper show in the America. The Guggenheim in New York has set out to change that. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://...
The benefits of paternity leave
Despite decades of social progress in the workplace, women still have to contend with the lion’s share of child-care. While most countries allow up to three months of maternity leave, only around half a dozen countries offer fathers more than two weeks paternity leave. In...
Sentencing laws in America: Throwing away the key
America locks up non-violent criminals for life without parole, mainly due to mandatory and three-strikes laws. The practice is costly, senseless and ruins lives. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1fsBlxz
Videographic: China's territorial claims
Suspicions between the People's Republic and its neighbours bedevil its boundaries to the east, south and west. Added to www.audiovideo.economist.com in February 2010. Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter....
What is the universe made of?
The Earth, the sun, the stars, and everything we can see, only comprise five percent of the universe. But what about the other 95 percent? Scientists are puzzling over dark matter and dark energy, the mysterious components that make up the rest. Subscribe NOW to The...
Angela Merkel in profile: The mother and the monster
Demonised across Europe for her determined enforcement of austerity, Germany's chancellor remains overwhelmingly popular at home and looks likely to win the upcoming election. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/186pYUW
KAL draws: Bubbles: Fit to burst
KAL, The Economist's resident cartoonist and animator, explains the dangerous history of bubbles
Videographic: Have the parenting roles of men and women changed?
Child-rearing. The changing roles of mothers and fathers. Bores, chores and bedtime stories. How parenting has changed in half a century. In the 1960s, women spent around ten hours a week on childcare. They spend three times that on housework. And less than ten hours a week...