Monday, September 2, 2019

Argentina’s beleaguered government imposes capital controls




   

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In retreat
Argentina's beleaguered government imposes capital controls

Fear of a populist government provokes a market crash, forcing the president's hand

 
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Read more: Argentina's crisis shows the limits of technocracy
 
 



 
Endgame
Parliament's Brexit showdown begins

As MPs prepare to legislate against a no-deal Brexit, the prime minister considers calling an election to thwart them
 



 
Bartleby
People are working longer for reasons of choice and necessity

The long and winding career
 



 
Daily chart
How global warming makes hurricanes more severe

Dorian is the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record. That seems to be part of a worrying trend
 



 
Chill from the east
Germany's governing parties keep the far right at bay—just

The AfD's strong showing in two state elections is a worrying portent
 



 
What is a brain?
Cerebral organoids are becoming more brainlike

Like real brains, they show signs of synchronous electrical activity
 



 
Sensing the end
Kimbanguists believe Congo's suffering is a sign of the apocalypse

But they aren't too concerned
 



 
The Intelligence
What is the Hong Kong government's next move?

Also on the daily podcast: old-school spycraft in the Baltics and drag acts sashay into the mainstream
 

     
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