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The poor, who most need insurance, are least likely to have it

LIKE MANY Zambian farmers, Stephen Chomba suffered badly from a prolonged drought that started just after last year’s planting season in October. The...

The global gag on free speech is tightening

ON JUNE 22ND there was an alleged coup attempt in Ethiopia. The army chief of staff was murdered, as was the president of...

How to curb the trade in endangered species

BROWSING PEACEFULLY at a waterhole, the herd of two dozen elephants seems oblivious to the car that has stopped 100 metres away and...

Are Western democracies becoming ungovernable?

A SPECTRE IS haunting the wealthy world. It's the spectre of ungovernability. “Ungovernability in Italy is a good danger,” averred its former prime...

Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one

BRITAIN’S MPs had been debating tax reform in April when water from a damaged pipe began pouring into the Home of Commons. This...

Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there

IN MAY JEFF BEZOS gave an hour-long presentation on his imaginative and prescient for humanity’s future in area: a sequence of synthetic settlements...

Why are happy people voting for angry parties?

“HAPPY?” SPLUTTERS a middle-aged man at a polling station in central London, when asked about his feelings on voting in a recent European...

The Gulf of Guinea is now the world’s worst piracy hotspot

DOCKED IN THE port of Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial capital, floats a colossal oil tanker. Two layers of razor wire snake round its deck....

Pet-ownership is booming across the world

MARTIN SALOMÓN has brought his dog, Manolo, to the “canine area” of a public park in Condesa, a wealthy district of Mexico City....

Air-traffic control is a mess

AT FIRST GLANCE, the industrial estate near Maastricht’s out-of-the-way airport, hardly appears the future of civil aviation. But it houses the Maastricht Upper...
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