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    First published in 1843, The Economist serves no master save the liberal credo of open markets and individual freedom. Our independence is absolute; our mission to be an indispensable guide to world affairs. Watch our latest video to understand the values that lie at the heart of The Economist http://econ.st/1UJ5ISl Show less
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    • What Europe should do about the migrant crisis - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      • 6,138 views
      With ever more people attempting to enter Europe – many risking their lives in the process – the need for a viable, fair and humane response from the EU grows stronger
    • What caused the Cambrian explosion? - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      • 8,436 views
      For most of the Earth's history, life consisted of the simplest organisms; but then something happened that would give rise to staggering diversity, and, ultimately, life as complex as that which w...
    • What is the universe made of? - Duration: 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 4,368 views
      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 view from Colombo: Sri Lanka's musical chairs - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 1,252 views
      As former president Mahinda Rajapaksa attempts to stage a political comeback, an election win for the opposition could mean further change for Sri Lanka
    • The Economist's brand story - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 5,202 views
      First published in 1843, The Economist serves no master save the liberal credo of open markets and individual freedom. Our independence is absolute; our mission to be an indispensable guide to worl...
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    • Reaching 10 million Twitter followers - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,740 views
      As we reach 10 million followers, we look back at the issues and stories that have shaped our time on Twitter. Follow The Economist on Twitter via: http://econ.st/1DSSz4P
    • Do we live in a multiverse? - Duration: 8 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 9,486 views
      It has long been thought that our universe is all there is, but it is possible we may live in just one of many. This is the second in our six-part series on unsolved mysteries in science. Read the ...
    • A Nanjing tale - Duration: 3 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 2,085 views
      Dai Chendong, a resident of Nanjing, speaks about his early memories of the Japanese occupation of China and the death of his father during the second world war.

      Mr Dai's story forms part of our e...
    • Lee Hee-ja and the shrine - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,269 views
      Lee Hee-ja's father was a Korean conscript in the Japanese army. She wants to remove her father's name from Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, Japan's central shrine for its war dead.

      Ms Lee's story forms p...
    • Sumie Ikeda's journey - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,084 views
      Sumie Ikeda was one of thousands of Japanese children adopted by Chinese parents at the end of the second world war. She recounts her search for her Japanese birth family

      Ms Ikeda's story forms pa...
    • Life in the universe - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 8,718 views
      Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? And how did it get started? Scientists are seeking the answers in the cosmos, our solar system and right here on planet Earth.

      This is the first vid...
    • The home of the future: Robotic furniture - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 14,289 views
      Domestic furniture may soon have a mind of its own
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    • What caused the Cambrian explosion? - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      • 8,436 views
      For most of the Earth's history, life consisted of the simplest organisms; but then something happened that would give rise to staggering diversity, and, ultimately, life as complex as that which w...
    • What is the universe made of? - Duration: 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 4,368 views
      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, ...
    • Do we live in a multiverse? - Duration: 8 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 9,486 views
      It has long been thought that our universe is all there is, but it is possible we may live in just one of many. This is the second in our six-part series on unsolved mysteries in science. Read the ...
    • Life in the universe - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 8,718 views
      Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? And how did it get started? Scientists are seeking the answers in the cosmos, our solar system and right here on planet Earth.

      This is the first vid...
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    Economist Films is a new venture that expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries.

    “Future Works” is a series that examines the jobs of the future that are being done today. Our first film, “Drone Rangers”, chronicles the day-to-day work of civilian drone operators in the fields of conservation, disaster recovery and construction.

    The second series, “Global Compass”, looks at the countries and people pioneering new approaches to persistent social problems. The first film is “Drugs: War or Store?”, a hard look at new kinds of drugs policy from Portugal to Colorado.

    To find out more visit Economist.com/films #EconomistFilms
    • The drone pilots making the world a better place - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 28,578 views
      Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Wo...
    • What happened when Portugal decriminalised drugs? - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 310,449 views
      Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kic...
    • Meet the drone pilots making the world a better place - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 2,118 views
      Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Wo...
    • What happened when Portugal decriminalised drugs (Short Clip) - Duration: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 4,065 views
      For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. View a clip from our new film looking at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado.

      Economist Films is ...
    • The new drugs business - Duration: 33 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 791 views
      Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kic...
    • How to roll a joint - Duration: 36 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 3,790 views
      Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kic...
    • What happened when Portugal decriminalised drugs (short clip) - Duration: 36 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 175 views
      Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kic...
    • The real cost of the war on drugs - Duration: 36 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 221 views
      Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kic...
    • Marijuana in the mall - Duration: 33 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 189 views
      Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kic...
    • The drone pilots who are saving lives - Duration: 28 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 517 views
      Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Wo...
    • Secrets of a drone pilot - Duration: 30 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 512 views
      Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Wo...
    • Drone pilots – a new kind of mission - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 134 views
      Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Wo...
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    • What Europe should do about the migrant crisis - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      • 6,138 views
      With ever more people attempting to enter Europe – many risking their lives in the process – the need for a viable, fair and humane response from the EU grows stronger
    • Why Britons still hunt foxes - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 5,325 views
      Britain’s parliament banned the use of dogs to kill foxes in 2005. Despite this, the number of people joining hunts is rising.

      Hunting foxes with hounds is controversial and animal-rights groups c...
    • Why smoking rates aren't falling around the world - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 18,207 views
      Over the past 60 years smoking rates have plummeted in Britain, America, Australia and other countries that have cracked down on the habit. But in some others they have changed little, and in nearl...
    • Why Britain doesn't frack - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 10,367 views
      Shale gas has revolutionised America’s energy industry. Produced via a process called hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, in which water is forced into rock, cracking it to release the valuable ga...
    • What countries want from their diasporas - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 10,565 views
      Not so long ago, countries mostly ignored their diasporas. But, rather like alumni relations offices, diaspora ministries and departments are now popping up around the world. When Ireland was strug...
    • How El niño affects commodity prices - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 8,565 views
      Cocoa, coffee and minerals are especially vulnerable to the weather pattern first named by Peruvian fishermen
    • Why America's military is losing its edge - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 43,532 views
      Why America's military is losing its edge

      America’s ability to project power on behalf of its own interests and in defence of its allies has been the bedrock of the rules-based international order...
    • Why David Cameron wants to repeal the Human Rights Act - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 7,519 views
      Britain's prime minister wants to get rid of legislation tying the country's courts to the European Court of Human Rights. Doing so could prompt a constitutional crisis
    • How to stop invasive underwater species - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 3 months ago
      • 6,856 views
      When creatures from the Red Sea stray into Mediterranean waters, the results can be lethal. Red-Sea pufferfish colonising the eastern Mediterranean are so poisonous they kill about one in ten peopl...
    • Why China's agricultural system is inefficient - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 15,863 views
      Since a largely man-made famine that started in the late 1950s, in which tens of millions died, China has defied the odds by feeding its people almost entirely on its own. It has provided for one-f...
    • The benefits of paternity leave - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 9,838 views
      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 h...
    • How Russians see the West - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 55,091 views
      On May 9th Russia will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, known to Russians as the Great Patriotic War. It ought to be a moment for joint commemoration between Russia and...
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    Our Videographics and Live Charts offer food for thought on topics from military spending to millennials to football
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  • The Economist interviews Play all

    • Bill Gates debunks three myths - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,561 views
      Bill Gates on why aid works, the poor are getting richer and growing wealth inequality doesn't matter. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/LduNq3
    • Francis Fukuyama on "Political Order and Political Decay" - Duration: 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 5,324 views
      The political scientist explains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: ht...
    • Steven Pinker on bad and good writing - Duration: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 12,742 views
      The psychologist and word-usage expert has produced a new style guide with cognitive sensibilities called "The Sense of Style". For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: htt...
    • Barack Obama talks to The Economist - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 33,009 views
      An interview with the president. The Economist's editor-in-chief and foreign editor talked to Barack Obama aboard Air Force One on August 1st, 2014 as he returned to Washington from Kansas City. Th...
    • Thomas Piketty on the history of money - Duration: 9 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 14,027 views
      The economist explains how wealth and income inequality have evolved over the past century, and why making access to education more meritocratic could help tackle both problems.
      For more video con...
    • René Burri on photography - Duration: 6 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 1,138 views
      In an interview from 2012, the internationally acclaimed photographer discusses his career and some of his most iconic work. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http:/...
    • Nigel Farage on UKIP's rise: A state of mind - Duration: 9 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 20,614 views
      Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, reflects on recent successes and outlines his strategy for upcoming European and general elections
    • Gutenberg's apprentice: More than one Great Man - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,776 views
      Alix Christie's debut novel puts a human face on the invention of the printing press and brings to the fore a little known third actor in the creation of Johannes Gutenberg's world-changing Bible
    • Atul Gawande on end-of-life care - Duration: 7 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 3,226 views
      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 multi...
    • Northern Ireland's role in Britain's election - Duration: 7 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,795 views
      Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party could be a kingmaker. In an interview, Peter Robinson, its leader, says his party would support either big party- provided the SNP is not calling the shots
    • In the pub with Nigel Farage - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,040 views
      The leader of the UK Independence Party discusses patriotism, immigration and mischief-making over a pint with our political editor
    • In the pub with Nigel Farage - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 10,132 views
      The leader of the UK Independence Party discusses patriotism, immigration and mischief-making over a pint with our political editor
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