Editor’s Picks: August 16th 2021

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: China’s attack on tech, function in Washington (10:09), and our prediction model for Germany’s election (17:15)


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Alex Jones – 2021-Aug-15, Sunday


How Some People Work Two Full-Time Jobs From Home