2022-07-14-Economist Graphs

1. The world this week

1.1 Politics

1.2 Business

1.3 KAL’s cartoon

2. Leaders

2.1 | The energy shock: Europe’s winter of discontent

Even as temperatures soar Europe faces a bitter energy crisis later this year

2.2 | American politics: The Democrats need to wake up and stop pandering to their extremes

For the good of America, the governing party urgently needs to take on its own activists

2.3 | After Abe: Japan should stay true to Abe Shinzo’s vision—up to a point

Kishida Fumio, the prime minister, should follow Mr Abe’s pragmatism, not his nationalism

2.4 | British understatement: Britain’s Conservatives seem oblivious to the coming budget crunch

It is a bad time to be increasing deficits to pay for tax cuts

2.5 | Post-quantum solace: What to do now about tomorrow’s code-cracking computers

A future-proof way to encrypt sensitive data is now available. Put it to use

2.6 | Let them wed: The Catholic Church should scrap the requirement for priestly celibacy

It would help it recruit clerics who do not abuse children

3. Letters

3.1 | On pumped-storage hydropower, the Republicans, corporate governance, consultants, America’s national anthem, writing, moustaches: Letters to the editor

A selection of correspondence

4. By Invitation

4.1 | Japan: Abe Shinzo was the most important Japanese leader in the past 50 years, says Kevin Rudd

The former Australian prime minister considers Abe’s international achievements

4.2 | Education in America: Banning critical race theory in schools is unjustified, argues Jason Stanley

It will result in the botched teaching of America’s history according to the philosophy professor

4.3 | Education in America: Critical race theory is appropriate in universities, but not schools, says Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder

Pupils should grasp the basics of subjects before critiquing them, believes the free-speech advocate

5. Briefing

5.1 | Peak progressive: Democrats in America are realising they must moderate or die

The prospect of defeat in the mid-terms and beyond is moving many away from their most radical ideas

6. Europe

6.1 | Winter is coming: Europe is preparing for Russian gas to be cut off this winter

An EU-wide plan is needed to cope

6.2 | Cold front: The war is forcing Ukraine’s energy planners to be creative

As Russia bombs power plants, Ukrainians find alternatives

6.3 Deep battle

6.4 The price is wrong

6.5 | Food fight: How many cows are too many, asks the Dutch government?

And is a nut a fruit?

6.6 | Charlemagne: Down with long school summer breaks

More time studying is better for children, parents and society

7. Britain

7.1 | Trust exercise: The Conservative Party after Boris Johnson

The race to be the next prime minister is formally under way

7.2 | A fresh narrative: Conservative candidates reveal “the British dream”

A diverse leadership contest and a confident new story of integration

7.3 | The interregnum: Boris Johnson still has plans for his last weeks in office

They offer him a final chance to shape his legacy

7.4 | Demographic change: Britain is ageing slower than other countries, and in a good way

Crucially, cities are forever young

7.5 | Pick your battles: The British Army has a new focus and outdated equipment

Its top general sets his sights on Russia. But his forces desperately need investment

7.6 | The play’s not the only thing: Shakespeare and the revival of Prescot

A new theatre raises the question of how to value culture

7.7 | Bagehot: Britain’s prime minister becomes a rotten presidency

MPs alone, not party members, should choose the next prime minister

8. United States

8.1 Schools for scandal

8.2 | Writing on the wall: New York City is a graffiti mecca for some tourists

Tag time again in the Big Apple

8.3 | The department of economic terminology: Even if GDP shrinks, America may officially avoid a downturn. For now

Now you see recession, now you don’t

8.4 | Rest in pieces: Georgia loses a bizarre landmark

Conspiracy theories about the Georgia Guidestones were common

8.5 | Lexington: Why are the Democrats dithering on abortion rights?

Three weeks after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v Wade, they still have no clear direction

9. Middle East & Africa

9.1 | Voyage to nowhere: What does the Middle East offer America?

America’s president embarks on an aimless trip

9.2 | The blockade generation: Young Palestinians in Gaza cannot find work and cannot leave

They cannot afford to marry, either

9.3 | Kenya’s wild north: Can elephants and rhinos coexist with livestock and their owners?

A controversial model of wildlife conservancy seems to help

9.4 | A legacy of looting: José Eduardo dos Santos, who plundered Angola, has died

But the former president’s corrupt legacy lives on

10. The Americas

10.1 | Trump of the tropics: Might Jair Bolsonaro try to steal Brazil’s election?

Ahead of a vote in October, the president has cast doubt on the whole process

10.2 | Bello: Migrant flows are changing in the Americas

A declaration signed last month may help manage them

11. Asia

11.1 | Staying the course: Abe Shinzo’s policies will live on, but may be enacted more slowly

He saw the challenges posed to Japan by a turbulent world, and acted accordingly

11.2 | Midnight plane to Malé: Sri Lanka’s president flees, leaving the country in chaos

Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes a long time to resign

11.3 | Politics takes atoll: The Pacific Islands Forum is derailed by a high-profile withdrawal

Kiribati says it has left the regional co-operation organisation

11.4 | The way the wind blows: Intra-party feuding distracts South Korea’s president

The People Power Party is embroiled in scandal and recrimination

11.5 | Banyan: Abe Shinzo left his mark on Asia and the world, not just Japan

The concept of the “free and open Indo-Pacific” is part of his enormous geopolitical legacy

12. China

12.1 | Heading down a dangerous path: Xi Jinping has nurtured an ugly form of Chinese nationalism

It may prove hard to control

12.2 | Send in the thugs: A violent response to protests in China’s Henan province

Thousands of people lost access to their savings. Then bullies beat them up

12.3 | Title towns: How “civilised” are China’s model cities?

Clean toilets are good. Less crime would be better

13. International

13.1 | Sex abuse and the church: Catholic reformers want big changes to a church marred by sex abuse

Talk of schism is in the air

14. Business

14.1 | When the chips are way down: After a turbocharged boom, are chipmakers in for a supersize bust?

Surging supply and softening demand are bringing the pandemic’s superstar industry back to Earth

14.2 | Blocked and reported: With or without Elon Musk, Twitter is overdue a shake-up

Behind a stagnation in users lies a stagnating product

14.3 | Fighting the power: The man with a plan to fix Eskom

Andre de Ruyter wants to overhaul South Africa’s power utility. If only the government lets him

14.4 | The high cost of low pressure: Can Deutschland AG cope with the Russian gas shock?

Probably yes in the short term. In the longer run, German business will need to adapt

14.5 | Bartleby: How to navigate workplace awkwardness

Small moments of excruciating tension

14.6 | Schumpeter: Watch Russia’s Rosneft to see the new direction of global petropolitics

Oil’s new eastern bloc

15. Finance & economics

15.1 | When maturity misleads: How higher interest rates will squeeze government budgets

Rising borrowing costs will hit taxpayers sooner than you think

15.2 | On the up and up: American inflation tops forecasts yet again, adding to recession risks

The Fed is under pressure to crank up interest rates more aggressively

15.3 | The visible hand: The ECB’s masterplan to manipulate markets

Could it misfire?

15.4 | Buttonwood: Why markets really are less certain than they used to be

Three gauges of investor fear are unusually high

15.5 | Abenomics After Abe: The legacy of Abe Shinzo will shape Japan’s economy for years

The anti-deflation arsenal of the country’s most influential prime minister is still needed

15.6 | Free exchange: Inflation shows both the value and limits of monetary-policy rules

A search for the right equation to overcome the fallibility of human judgment

16. Science & technology

16.1 | Cryptography and quantum computers: How to preserve secrets in a quantum age

You need new mathematical ideas, some of which have just been standardised

16.2 | I’m in heaven: The James Webb Space Telescope opens for business

Astronomy will never be the same again

16.3 | Green-sky thinking: Modified bacterial fungicides may propel the planes of the future

A novel approach to greening-up flying

16.4 A pour decision

16.5 | Protein shake-up: Why elephants so rarely get cancer

The diversity of foot soldiers in their cellular defences seems to play a role

17. Culture

17.1 | Our summer reading lists: Our correspondents recommend the best books on their beats

For our full shelf of reading lists, go to economist.com/economist-reads

17.2 | They stooped to conquer: The Normans changed the face of Europe and the Middle East

Levi Roach explains how in “Empires of the Normans”

17.3 | Grotesque fiction: “Lapvona” is Ottessa Moshfegh’s strangest novel yet

And, in her case, that is saying something

17.4 | From El-Salam to the world: Egypt’s authorities want to crack down on mahraganat

But the working-class music will not be stifled

17.5 | Johnson: Some language rules are valuable; others are piffling

But how to tell them apart?

18. Economic & financial indicators

18.1 Economic data, commodities and markets

19. Graphic detail

19.1 | People watching: The pecking order of the world’s population is soon to change

As China shrinks, India continues to add citizens

20. The Economist explains

20.1 Can tax cuts boost Britain’s lacklustre economy?

20.2 What makes a global financial centre?

21. Obituary

21.1 | Tracking the samurai: Abe Shinzo believed that Japan should assert itself in the world

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister was assassinated on July 8th, aged 67