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
Kal’s cartoon: this week, Russia and Ukraine
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: 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
Stop whining, I’m your friend
The president wants CEOs to play ball. He might have to change his own language
Kal’s cartoon: this week, the US business cycle
Tomorrow’s cover, today: This week we look at the sex business—and the way that technology is making it more like a normal service industry. In our briefing we dissect the data on the prices and services of 190,000 prostitutes around the world. That inevitably involves some fairly explicit charts which not all readers will appreciate. In our cover leader we argue that the internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer—and governments should stop trying to ban it.
The Mars and Venus question: new research suggests that differences between men and women’s brains may be down to social development rather than gender stereotypes