Foreign internship

WE ARE seeking an intern to write about foreign affairs for The Economist. The internship will be London-based and will pay £2,000 per month. Anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s foreign pages, a cv and a cover letter […]

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First-class air travel is in decline

DUBAI IS OFTEN called a “Disneyland for the rich”. At the city’s airport the three first-class lounges of Emirates, the United Arab Emirates’ flag-carrier, do not disappoint. Each one is as big as the terminal’s concourse, built to accommodate thousands of passengers. But every day only a hundred or so enter each first-class lounge. Instead […]

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It shouldn’t happen to a vet

THE MARKET town of Thirsk, two-and-a-half hours by rail north of London, has become a magnet for fans of James Herriot, the fictionalised Yorkshire vet, just as London’s Kings Cross, from where the train leaves, is for Harry Potter lovers. Herriot, modelled on the life of his creator, the late vet-turned-author Alf White, was made […]

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Conscious decoupling

THINK ABOUT the companies like Uber and Airbnb that have burst through into public consciousness in the past ten years. While many of them depend on the internet, their success is not down to any particular technological innovation of their own design. Instead, their secret lies in their business model. Thales Teixeira of the Harvard […]

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