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Prospero

Traits of a hero essays Characteristics of a National Hero Essay. The choice of a hero involves not only the recounting of an episode or events in history, but of the entire process that.

So Mr Winship is right: by historical standards America is fantastically rich, and because it is fantastically rich even a modest growth rate leads to historically large absolute gains in income. To the extent that others harbor misapprehensions about this state of affairs, it's worth correcting the record.

The age of diminished expectations

Different electric sockets

The Economist Plugs with a World View

Daily chart: Danger of death! | The Economist will make you feel better about how you're going to die.  Heart disease, cancer, or something else.

Danger of death!

I love the Economist brand - great writing, intelligence shining through, instantly recognisable.

Ad-mirable

I have always loved the Economists Advertising campaigns, but I have to say that in this case Wonderbra have totally nailed it with a clever and cheeky spoof of a famous economist ad. Wonderbra out…

‘The Economist’ dedica su portada al “dolor” de España

‘The Economist’ dedica su portada al “dolor” de España

The Economist explains itself: Why are The Economist’s writers anonymous? | The Economist

Why are The Economist’s writers anonymous?

The Economist explains itself: Is The Economist left- or right-wing?

Great minds like a think — Simple, witty ads for The Economist [10 pictures]...

Great minds like a think — Simple, witty ads for The Economist [10 pictures]

Meritocracy in America: Ever higher society, ever harder to ascend | The Economist

Ever higher society, ever harder to ascend

“theeconomist: Tomorrows cover today: people are not just people. They are an awful lot of microbes, too.

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