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First is Best: The Economist | Selected New Articles, - August 24, 2012. -

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Banyan: School's out Sri Lanka's government suspends higher education until further notice read more » Schumpeter: First is best The order in which people experience things affects their opinion of them: they tend to like the first option best read more » Babbage: And now, the space-weather forecast Can neutrinos be used to predict solar storms? read more » Video: Old foes After a wave of nationalist, anti-Japanese protests across China, our correspondents discuss whether there is any hope of improved relations between the two countries watch » Prospero: Curiouser and curiouser At 70, Robert Wilson is still directing a very different kind of theatre read more » Game theory: Away swing Why the South African cricket team fares so much better away from home read more »   Daily chart: If China catches a cold A slowdown would have far-reaching effects read more » Online deb

The Economist | Seleted New Articles: Arrests in Hong Kong, silliness in Britain and the Gingrich campaign

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Analects: Flying too close to the sun A clutch of tycoons are arrested in Hong Kong read more » Blighty: The silliest country in the world The calamitous consequences of listening to British politicians read more » Democracy in America: Just a flesh wound Though he says differently, Newt Gingrich has all but ended his campaign for the presidency read more » Schumpeter: iAudit Apple needs to find a way to reengineer its product cycle so that it does not put the factories it uses under excessive strain read more » Elysée: The first-round effect A look at the electoral maths of France's presidential race read more » Daily chart: Lost (or gained) in translation Why Chinese is ideal for micro-blogging read more »   Online debate: Airport security This house does believe that changes made to airport security since 9/11 have done more harm than good read more »

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Britain's budget, an African award and Pluto the (ex) planet

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Democracy in America: The end draws nigh Mitt Romney's convincing win in Illinois moves him closer to being the Republican nominee read more » Blighty: Open for business George Osborne's aims to lure creators of wealth to Britain read more » Babbage: Plutonic love Defending Pluto's planetary rights is a great way to teach children about astronomy read more » Banyan: Dangerous delusion How poor countries misread Singapore's success read more » Eastern approaches: Degrees of control Lots of elections, legitimate or otherwise. Do they matter? read more » Baobab: Prize fools A sorry saga involving the UN and Equatorial Guinea drags on read more » Graphic detail: The big smoke Male and female cigarette use across the world read more » Online debate: Airport security Has the TSA improved the security of airports? read more »

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Moscow Weeps

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Newsbook: It brings a tear to the eye Vladimir Putin returns to run a country that is increasingly mistrustful of him read more » Analects: What makes a rubber stamp? How best to describe China's tightly-controlled national legislature read more » Schumpeter: I used to be a contender Tata and Vodafone mull bids for the grisly corpse of C&W Worldwide read more » Prospero: Matters of opinion What to make of a complicated trial over a long gold chain read more » Daily chart: Staying power How long leaders stay in office in different countries read more »

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Schumpeter / Banyan / Babbage... and ... more

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  Schumpeter: Wholesale reform After procrastinating for two decades, India is opening up its retail market to foreign direct investment read more » Banyan: Sense of humour failure A government's ham-fisted attempt to excise swearing from text messages read more » Babbage: Difference Engine Is personal manufacturing set to follow in personal computing's footsteps? read more » Video: Sheryl Sandberg The chief operating officer of Facebook on the future of privacy watch » Daily chart: Working women Women have made huge progress in the workplace, but still get lower pay and fewer top jobs than men read more » Online debate: Carbon capture and storage Will CCS save the climate? read more »  

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Gulliver: The storm-clouds clear / Baobab: A growing threat / Banyan: A new leader for Japan... and more

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Gulliver: The storm-clouds clear Was Hurricane Irene over-hyped? read more » Baobab: A growing threat An attack on the UN headquarters in Abuja suggests that a local terrorist group is getting bolder read more » Banyan: A new leader for Japan Not much to set the pulse pounding, but the latest prime minister at least has some priorities set straight read more » Free exchange: A call to arms Stark warnings and a bold agenda from the IMF's new boss read more » Newsbook: Drawing the regime's wrath A political cartoonist is attacked by government forces in Syria read more » Online debate: Fiscal stimulus Does the US need a boost? read more »

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Newsbook Reports on pressure over Syria / Schumpeter on H.P Overhaul / Eastern Approches... and more

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Newsbook reports on the pressure intensifying on Syria's president Schumpeter says Hewlett-Packard's overhaul marks a seismic shift in Silicon Valley Eastern approaches marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup Free exchange wonders why American homes aren't selling Blighty reckons the British approach to treasure-hunting benefits both seekers and the nation Babbage explains why choosing a big-screen TV has become harder than ever The Economist Asks: Should Ron Paul be considered a serious contender for the Republican nomination? Daily chart: HBO's seasons of success Online debate: This house does not believe that immigration is endangering European society

THe Economist Selected New Articles: Free Exchange / Easter Approaches/ Shumpeter...and More

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Free exchange: In fiscal policymaking, what you don't know can kill you Eastern approaches: Russia gears up for next year's presidential election Schumpeter: Robots don't complain or die Babbage: Facebook's rural Oregon data centre turns the high desert to its advantage Buttonwood: Tuesday morning quarterbacking Prospero: Yuri Gagarin and mankind's first giant leap Daily chart: An interactive guide to world debt Online debate: Is the euro worth saving?

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Democracy in America / Buttonwood: The Downgrade option / Banyan / Schumpeter .....and more

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Democracy in America: There never was a surplus Buttonwood: The downgrade option Banyan: Unfiltered responses to a terrible train crash leave the Communist Party scrambling Schumpeter: The competitiveness of America's carmakers depends on talks with the unions that started this week Babbage: Apple's desktop operating system update is a bore, but wait for its mobile upgrade Eastern approaches: Searching for Banksy in Belarus Schumpeter: America's health reforms may prompt many employers to drop employees' health insurance Banyan: India's central bank hikes rates Online debate: Is it time to dump the euro?

The Economist | Seleted news Articles: Europre Banks ( Ignoring the Obvious) / Daily Chart (America's Debt Ceiling) ... and more d

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Europe's banks: Ignoring the obvious Audio: Whither the Arab spring? From the archive: Rupert Murdoch and British public life Daily chart: America's debt ceiling Buttonwood: Bailing out the banks Language: Gay accents Online debate: Do the benefits of the internet to the news ecosystem outweigh the drawbacks?

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Syria Suffering / Chinese Censorship / America's Economy ... and more

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Syria: Bloodshed and confusion Chinese censorship: Fǎ Kè Yóu, River Crab America's economy: Ben's big speech Military camouflage: That old razzle dazzle Housing markets: Subsidence problem Daily chart: Military spending Online debate: Does banking competition lead to innovation?

The Economist: | Selected New Articles: Indian IT Firms | Economics | British Politics...and More

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Indian IT firms: Another giant leap Economics: How real is China's growth? British politics: What is the best hope for the underclass: aspiration or grievance? Language: Metaphors we do everything by British politics: An idea short of friends Audio: The cost of fighting cancer Emotion, reason and policy: What would Kant do? Buttonwood: A return to the bad old days in Britain Daily chart: Data guzzlers Online debate: Is too much competition dangerous for banking?

The Economist | Selected New Articles: Stockmarkets | Stockmarkets | The IMF ...

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Stockmarkets: The buy-back delusion Voting and contradicting: Keeping government hands off their Medicare The IMF: Fisching for a job Language: Metaphors we do everything by British politics: An idea short of friends Video: Australia's economy Daily chart: Chopping down the Amazon Upcoming debate: Does more competition make banking more dangerous?