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Every week The Economist puts together a playlist loosely inspired by the stories we covered.
The African continent is a 1.2 billion-person opportunity, but our special report found that omnipresent barriers to doing business make everything Go slow. A disturbing exception can be seen in the White lines of Africa’s emerging narcotics market; and, to be fair, health-minded Cairenes have an increasing propensity to Run, run, run.
The Maps being developed for self-driving cars get ever better; that said, in Britain we found that the Train has not only kept a-rollin’, but is rollin’ anew on railway lines unused for half a century. In other 19th-century-industry news Peabody Energy’s Chapter 11 filing means it can keep Working in the coal mine. Elsewhere in America more than one Southern man has been sparking outrage in state legislatures, while all the Single ladies are reshaping institutions countrywide. Offshore, a grand combo of Puerto Rico’s fiscal woes and sovereignty issues has built up to a crisis (La fiesta del…Continue reading