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Daniel Dennett on intuition pumps: Thinking is hard
A philosopher and author of a new book about tools for thinking shows how they can be used to tackle problems such as whether free will can exist in a world governed by physical laws
KAL draws: Taxation: Paying your dues
KAL, The Economist's resident cartoonist and animator, explains taxation
Elon Musk and the Giving Pledge
The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX discusses his philanthropic aspirations as well as his earth-bound and extraterrestrial enterprises Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like...
KAL draws: Hyperinflation: An uncontrollable skyrocket
KAL, The Economist's resident cartoonist and animator, explains hyperinflation
Why the conflict in Colombia endures
For more than fifty years Colombia has suffered an armed conflict involving the FARC guerrillas. In 2012 the FARC began peace negotiations with the government of Juan Manuel Santos, which was suspended this week over outrage at the kidnapping of an army general. The FARC...
Videographic: Is Asia the dominant economic power?
Asia is regaining the economic dominance it enjoyed a millennium ago - but it still has some way to go 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...
How space flight affects the human body
Mice, dogs and monkeys all became astronauts before humans did. On April 12th 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, when little was known about the effects spaceflight would have on him. These days, astronauts spend a lot longer in space than...
Atul Gawande on end-of-life care
Facing mortality The leading surgeon and author discusses how doctors in rich countries handle end-of-life care, and why we must not shy away from the question of our own mortality. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1zi9wib
How to stop the spread of Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is unprecedented. The disease has so far infected 9,000 people and killed half of them, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. By December the World Health Organisation fears there could be 10,000 new cases a week. How do we stop it?...
Should cyclists obey traffic laws?
Urban Americans are finally taking up bicycling in a big way. That’s sparking heated debate about the rules of the road. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1tWS2oX