Bridges or walls: A panicky response in the West may worsen conditions in west Africa
Daily chart: There are approximately 35 million millionaires in the world. That’s just 0.7% of the adult population. But collectively, they hold 44% of the world’s total wealth.
China’s back: the brief period in which America overshadowed China as the world’s largest economy is now over, according to new estimates
Love comes quickly: Less than 50 years ago gay sex, let alone marriage, was illegal over broad swathes of the now comparatively enlightened world
Chart: The toll of a tragedy
The last Valls: Manuel Valls heads the most reformist government France has seen for many years. But might the beneficiaries be Nicolas Sarkozy and Marine Le Pen?
The third great wave: The first two industrial revolutions inflicted plenty of pain but ultimately benefited everyone. The digital one may prove far more divisive
Yes means yes, says Mr Brown: Is California’s new standard for consent the future for America?
Daily chart: Measuring people power
Journey into night: The early history of HIV has now been charted in detail
Fireside tales: The invention of fire may explain the preference for evening entertainment
Goldilocks nationalism: The size and homogeneity of a country’s population has a big bearing on its economic policies
Why can’t we do it peacefully? A continent’s dwindling secessionists looked wistfully at Scotland
The woes of average Joe: America is getting richer, but most voters can’t feel it
Comparing protests: A look at the sizes of recent street demonstrations
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