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  • The World If… malaria drugs stop working

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    Malaria is one of the world’s biggest killers. And our best weapon against it is at risk. We’re in a race against evolution – but what happens if we lose? Find out in the latest release from Economist Films: http://econ.st/1U9GNXR

    The World If is our new companion to our annual compilation of predictions for the year ahead, The World In. The difference is that these are not forecasts but scenarios. Explore more via our hub: http://econ.st/1LTfgXQ

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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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 25,245 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 264,732 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,849 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,777 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 660 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,550 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 123 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 151 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 131 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 467 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 464 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 89 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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    • Why Britons still hunt foxes - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 3,994 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.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 15,922 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.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 8,831 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 5,738 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 7,488 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 36,487 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.

      • 1 month ago
      • 7,103 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 4,610 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 13,931 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 5,760 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 43,354 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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    • The World If… malaria drugs stop working - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 29 minutes ago
      • 72 views
      Malaria is one of the world’s biggest killers. And our best weapon against it is at risk. We’re in a race against evolution – but what happens if we lose? Find out in the latest release from Eco...
    • Ghost fleet: History of a future war - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 2,918 views
      P.W. Singer and August Cole talk about their new thriller, in which America's navy fights back against a Chinese invasion of Hawaii with the support of hackers, venture capitalists and an eccentric...
    • Why Britons still hunt foxes - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 3,994 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.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 15,922 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.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 8,831 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...
    • How to roll a joint - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 5,655 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 making the world a better place - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,496 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 countries want from their diasporas - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 5,738 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...
    • Why I support assisted dying - Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,976 views
      Margaret has terminal ovarian cancer. After five types of chemotherapy she wants to be able to decide the time and manner of her death
    • The real cost of the war on drugs - Duration: 2 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 5,987 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: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,895 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...
    • How El niño affects commodity prices - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 7,488 views
      Cocoa, coffee and minerals are especially vulnerable to the weather pattern first named by Peruvian fishermen
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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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    • Bill Gates debunks three myths - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,366 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 5,115 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 12,388 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.

      • 11 months ago
      • 32,464 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
      • 13,936 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,127 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
      • 20,590 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.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,752 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.

      • 8 months ago
      • 3,031 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,761 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,036 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 9,872 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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