Feb 16th 2019

Politics this week

Politics this week

Thailand stepped back from the brink of a constitutional crisis when the Election Commission rejected the candidacy of Princess Ubolratana Mahidol for prime minister in next month’s election. The princess had been nominated by a party tied to Thaksin Shinawatra, a populist prime minister who was ousted by the army in 2006 amid clashes between his …

Business this week

Business this week

Airbus decided to stop production of the A380 super-jumbo jet, after Emirates Airline drastically cut its order. The world’s biggest passenger plane entered commercial service in 2007 following many production delays. At the time it symbolised the fierce competition between Airbus and Boeing to shape the future aviation market, with Boeing betting on its rival 787 Dreamliner. The A380 was supported …

The resurgent left Millennial socialism

The resurgent left Millennial socialism

A new kind of left-wing doctrine is emerging. It is not the answer to capitalism’s problems AFTER THE collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 20th century’s ideological contest seemed over. Capitalism had won and socialism became a byword for economic failure and political oppression. It limped on in fringe meetings, failing states and the …

Lexington The interminable abortion war

Lexington The interminable abortion war

Donald Trump thinks abortion may be an election-winner. The Democrats might even prove him right FOR THE noisy extremists on both sides of America’s abortion war, the real enemy is not each other but the more moderate majority in between them. Despite the passions the issue excites on the margins—among the 29% of Americans who think …