Kal’s cartoon: this week, policing in America

Kal’s cartoon: this week, policing in America

This week’s cover: What does China want? As our essay explains, it craves the respect it enjoyed in centuries past, but it does not know how to achieve or deserve it. Our cover leader asks how the United States should respond to a rising power which is unhappy with Pax Americana in its own region. Even in security, we argue, America needs to make more room for China.

This week’s cover: What does China want? As our essay explains, it craves the respect it enjoyed in centuries past, but it does not know how to achieve or deserve it. Our cover leader asks how the United States should respond to a rising power which is unhappy with Pax Americana in its own region. Even in security, we argue, America needs to make more room for China.

Workers of the world, log in: LinkedIn has already shaken up the way professionals are hired. Its ambitions go far beyond that

Workers of the world, log in: LinkedIn has already shaken up the way professionals are hired. Its ambitions go far beyond that

Fever rising: The spread of Ebola in west Africa is deeply troubling for the region and the world

Fever rising: The spread of Ebola in west Africa is deeply troubling for the region and the world

Kal’s cartoon: this week, Russia and Ukraine

Kal’s cartoon: this week, Russia and Ukraine

Live chart: Why America grows faster when a Democrat is in the White House

Tomorrow’s cover, today: Reluctantly, America is back in Iraq, bombing the extremists of the Islamic State. Some argue that Barack Obama should not be getting entangled in the Mesopotamian mess again, some that he is still being too cautious. Our cover leader argues that his use of modest military force combined with political brinkmanship is the best way of containing the Islamic State while encouraging the formation of a decent government in Baghdad.

Tomorrow’s cover, today: Reluctantly, America is back in Iraq, bombing the extremists of the Islamic State. Some argue that Barack Obama should not be getting entangled in the Mesopotamian mess again, some that he is still being too cautious. Our cover leader argues that his use of modest military force combined with political brinkmanship is the best way of containing the Islamic State while encouraging the formation of a decent government in Baghdad.

Daily chart: How shipbuilding has changed over the past 100 years

Daily chart: How shipbuilding has changed over the past 100 years

Why London is the most expensive city to build in

Daily chart: The disparity of attention and casualties among global conflicts

Daily chart: The disparity of attention and casualties among global conflicts

Treating the fair sex fairly: Female ministers are fewer than their male colleagues, but equally effective

Treating the fair sex fairly: Female ministers are fewer than their male colleagues, but equally effective

Stop whining, I’m your friend
The president wants CEOs to play ball. He might have to change his own language

Stop whining, I’m your friend

The president wants CEOs to play ball. He might have to change his own language

How a tattoo affects your job prospects

More bang for your buck

We have dissected data from an international review site with profiles of 190,000 female prostitutes. The results show that gentlemen really do prefer blondes, who charge 11% more than brunettes. The scrawny look beloved of fashion magazines is more marketable than flab—but less so than a healthy weight. Prostitutes themselves behave like freelancers in other labour markets. They arrange tours and thanks to the internet, take bookings online, like gigging musicians.

Kal’s cartoon: this week, the US business cycle

Kal’s cartoon: this week, the US business cycle