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The Economist

The Economist

clock47 minutes ago
{⁠Despite promises to keep gambling clean, Atlantic City's politicians keep getting into trouble. Frank Gilliam is the latest to go. ⁠
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Perhaps the most surprising thing about his downfall was that it resulted from plain old theft.⁠
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Four of the past nine mayors of Atlantic City have been arrested for graft. ⁠
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Why is it so riddled with corruption? Click the link in our bio to find out. ⁠
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#AtlanticCity #gambling #corruption #America #politics != null ? ⁠Despite promises to keep gambling clean, Atlantic City's politicians keep getting into trouble. Frank Gilliam is the latest to go. ⁠
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Perhaps the most surprising thing about his downfall was that it resulted from plain old theft.⁠
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Four of the past nine mayors of Atlantic City have been arrested for graft. ⁠
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Why is it so riddled with corruption? Click the link in our bio to find out. ⁠
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#AtlanticCity #gambling #corruption #America #politics : The Economist}

⁠Despite promises to keep gambling clean, Atlantic City's politicians keep getting into trouble. Frank Gilliam is the latest to go. ⁠ ⁠ Perhaps the most surprising thing about his downfall was that it resulted from plain old theft.⁠ ⁠ Four of the past nine mayors of Atlantic City have been arrested for graft. ⁠ ⁠ Why is it so riddled with corruption? Click the link in our bio to find out. ⁠ ⁠ #AtlanticCity #gambling #corruption #America #politics

The Economist

The Economist

clock2 hours ago
{Donald Trump imagines he can abandon an ally in a dangerous region without serious consequences. He is wrong.⁠
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America has needlessly unleashed a new cross-border conflict, empowered its enemies and betrayed its friends.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read why the US president's exit from Syria fails the trust test on many levels.⁠
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#PresidentTrump #DonaldTrump #Trump #Syria #politics #news != null ? Donald Trump imagines he can abandon an ally in a dangerous region without serious consequences. He is wrong.⁠
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America has needlessly unleashed a new cross-border conflict, empowered its enemies and betrayed its friends.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read why the US president's exit from Syria fails the trust test on many levels.⁠
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#PresidentTrump #DonaldTrump #Trump #Syria #politics #news : The Economist}

Donald Trump imagines he can abandon an ally in a dangerous region without serious consequences. He is wrong.⁠ ⁠ America has needlessly unleashed a new cross-border conflict, empowered its enemies and betrayed its friends.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in our bio to read why the US president's exit from Syria fails the trust test on many levels.⁠ ⁠ #PresidentTrump #DonaldTrump #Trump #Syria #politics #news

The Economist

The Economist

clock4 hours ago
{Any Londoner will tell you that if you're running late for a 9am meeting in the city, ditch a cab and take the Tube. ⁠
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Between 7.30am and 8.30am, drivers in Britain's capital spend 70% more time in traffic than if they were on the road during times of lower congestion. ⁠
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Efforts to ease London's congested roads led Ken Livingstone, who was mayor at the time, to introduce a congestion charge in 2003. ⁠
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These days motorists pay £11.50 ($14.80) to enter a 34-square-kilometre zone in central London during peak times.⁠
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And that fee is likely to continue to rise. Tap on the link in our bio to find out why. ⁠
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#London #LondonLife #Londoner #Ldn #finance #environment #driving #motor #motoring #transport⁠ != null ? Any Londoner will tell you that if you're running late for a 9am meeting in the city, ditch a cab and take the Tube. ⁠
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Between 7.30am and 8.30am, drivers in Britain's capital spend 70% more time in traffic than if they were on the road during times of lower congestion. ⁠
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Efforts to ease London's congested roads led Ken Livingstone, who was mayor at the time, to introduce a congestion charge in 2003. ⁠
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These days motorists pay £11.50 ($14.80) to enter a 34-square-kilometre zone in central London during peak times.⁠
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And that fee is likely to continue to rise. Tap on the link in our bio to find out why. ⁠
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#London #LondonLife #Londoner #Ldn #finance #environment #driving #motor #motoring #transport⁠ : The Economist}

Any Londoner will tell you that if you're running late for a 9am meeting in the city, ditch a cab and take the Tube. ⁠ ⁠ Between 7.30am and 8.30am, drivers in Britain's capital spend 70% more time in traffic than if they were on the road during times of lower congestion. ⁠ ⁠ Efforts to ease London's congested roads led Ken Livingstone, who was mayor at the time, to introduce a congestion charge in 2003. ⁠ ⁠ These days motorists pay £11.50 ($14.80) to enter a 34-square-kilometre zone in central London during peak times.⁠ ⁠ And that fee is likely to continue to rise. Tap on the link in our bio to find out why. ⁠ ⁠ #London #LondonLife #Londoner #Ldn #finance #environment #driving #motor #motoring #transport⁠

The Economist

The Economist

clock7 hours ago
{Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a cantering Kim Jong Un on the first snows of winter at Mount Paektu.⁠
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The country's state media released a series of pictures from North Korea's highest peak.⁠
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They described the leader's journey as ⁠"a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution".⁠
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North Korea's propaganda outlets have been changing their style over the past year. Tap the link in our bio to read our article from March explaining why.⁠
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Credit: ⁠Reuters #NorthKorea #KimJongUn #politics ⁠#horseriding⁠ != null ? Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a cantering Kim Jong Un on the first snows of winter at Mount Paektu.⁠
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The country's state media released a series of pictures from North Korea's highest peak.⁠
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They described the leader's journey as ⁠"a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution".⁠
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North Korea's propaganda outlets have been changing their style over the past year. Tap the link in our bio to read our article from March explaining why.⁠
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Credit: ⁠Reuters #NorthKorea #KimJongUn #politics ⁠#horseriding⁠ : The Economist}

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a cantering Kim Jong Un on the first snows of winter at Mount Paektu.⁠ ⁠ The country's state media released a series of pictures from North Korea's highest peak.⁠ ⁠ They described the leader's journey as ⁠"a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution".⁠ ⁠ North Korea's propaganda outlets have been changing their style over the past year. Tap the link in our bio to read our article from March explaining why.⁠ ⁠ Credit: ⁠Reuters #NorthKorea #KimJongUn #politics ⁠ #horseriding⁠

The Economist

The Economist

clock9 hours ago
{A Brexit deal has been reached between Britain and the EU⁠—but it is economically worse for the UK than the one negotiated by Theresa May last year.⁠
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The agreement still has to be approved by the House of Commons, which may vote against it. ⁠
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But unless things change dramatically, it will leave people roughly £2,000 ($2,560) a year poorer than they would otherwise have been, according to one estimate.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read why.⁠
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Credit: Getty Images #BorisJohnson #Britain #Brexit #Westminster #Parliament #politics #news != null ? A Brexit deal has been reached between Britain and the EU⁠—but it is economically worse for the UK than the one negotiated by Theresa May last year.⁠
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The agreement still has to be approved by the House of Commons, which may vote against it. ⁠
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But unless things change dramatically, it will leave people roughly £2,000 ($2,560) a year poorer than they would otherwise have been, according to one estimate.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read why.⁠
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Credit: Getty Images #BorisJohnson #Britain #Brexit #Westminster #Parliament #politics #news : The Economist}

A Brexit deal has been reached between Britain and the EU⁠—but it is economically worse for the UK than the one negotiated by Theresa May last year.⁠ ⁠ The agreement still has to be approved by the House of Commons, which may vote against it. ⁠ ⁠ But unless things change dramatically, it will leave people roughly £2,000 ($2,560) a year poorer than they would otherwise have been, according to one estimate.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in our bio to read why.⁠ ⁠ Credit: Getty Images #BorisJohnson #Britain #Brexit #Westminster #Parliament #politics #news

The Economist

The Economist

clock10 hours ago
{Chinese firms are taking a different route to driverless cars.⁠
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They are redesigning urban landscapes to be more friendly to autonomous vehicles.⁠
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The country's market for connected vehicles is projected to be worth $14bn by next year.⁠
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A fleet of Chinese companies hope to profit handsomely, but bumps in the road lie ahead.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read why the path to a world of self-driving remains long and winding.⁠
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Illustration: @paulyblow #driving #motor #motoring #auto #automobile #automotive #car #cars #vehicle #vehicles #technology #tech != null ? Chinese firms are taking a different route to driverless cars.⁠
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They are redesigning urban landscapes to be more friendly to autonomous vehicles.⁠
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The country's market for connected vehicles is projected to be worth $14bn by next year.⁠
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A fleet of Chinese companies hope to profit handsomely, but bumps in the road lie ahead.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read why the path to a world of self-driving remains long and winding.⁠
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Illustration: @paulyblow #driving #motor #motoring #auto #automobile #automotive #car #cars #vehicle #vehicles #technology #tech : The Economist}

Chinese firms are taking a different route to driverless cars.⁠ ⁠ They are redesigning urban landscapes to be more friendly to autonomous vehicles.⁠ ⁠ The country's market for connected vehicles is projected to be worth $14bn by next year.⁠ ⁠ A fleet of Chinese companies hope to profit handsomely, but bumps in the road lie ahead.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in our bio to read why the path to a world of self-driving remains long and winding.⁠ ⁠ Illustration: @paulyblow #driving #motor #motoring #auto #automobile #automotive #car #cars #vehicle #vehicles #technology #tech

The Economist

The Economist

clock15 hours ago
{Turkey’s invasion has thrown a once-stable corner of Syria into chaos. ⁠
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Rojava, once a Kurdish statelet, is now a carcass to be picked over by the Turks and the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s dictator.⁠
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According to a monitoring group, at least 71 Syrian civilians have died in the fighting so far. More than 160,000 have been displaced, says the UN.⁠
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Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will not be stopped by international condemnation and so far, sanctions have done little to bite. ⁠
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Critics at home face jail. ⁠Click the link in our bio to find out why.⁠
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Credit: Ugur Can/DHA/AP #Turkey #Syria #Kurds #politics #censorship⁠
⁠ != null ? Turkey’s invasion has thrown a once-stable corner of Syria into chaos. ⁠
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Rojava, once a Kurdish statelet, is now a carcass to be picked over by the Turks and the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s dictator.⁠
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According to a monitoring group, at least 71 Syrian civilians have died in the fighting so far. More than 160,000 have been displaced, says the UN.⁠
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Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will not be stopped by international condemnation and so far, sanctions have done little to bite. ⁠
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Critics at home face jail. ⁠Click the link in our bio to find out why.⁠
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Credit: Ugur Can/DHA/AP #Turkey #Syria #Kurds #politics #censorship⁠
⁠ : The Economist}

Turkey’s invasion has thrown a once-stable corner of Syria into chaos. ⁠ ⁠ Rojava, once a Kurdish statelet, is now a carcass to be picked over by the Turks and the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s dictator.⁠ ⁠ According to a monitoring group, at least 71 Syrian civilians have died in the fighting so far. More than 160,000 have been displaced, says the UN.⁠ ⁠ Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will not be stopped by international condemnation and so far, sanctions have done little to bite. ⁠ ⁠ Critics at home face jail. ⁠Click the link in our bio to find out why.⁠ ⁠ Credit: Ugur Can/DHA/AP #Turkey #Syria #Kurds #politics #censorship⁠ ⁠

The Economist

The Economist

clock19 hours ago
{Dry and salty veggie burgers are no more. Today’s alternative-meat makers are more ambitious, designing plant-based meats that taste a lot like the real thing.⁠
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"Flexitarianism" and demand for new products—driven by environmental, ethical and health concerns—are on the rise.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read how this could create a radically different food chain.⁠
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Illustration: @mikeljaso #vegan #vegans #vegetarian #cook #cooking #food #foods #foodie #foodies #foodstagram != null ? Dry and salty veggie burgers are no more. Today’s alternative-meat makers are more ambitious, designing plant-based meats that taste a lot like the real thing.⁠
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"Flexitarianism" and demand for new products—driven by environmental, ethical and health concerns—are on the rise.⁠
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Click the link in our bio to read how this could create a radically different food chain.⁠
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Illustration: @mikeljaso #vegan #vegans #vegetarian #cook #cooking #food #foods #foodie #foodies #foodstagram : The Economist}

Dry and salty veggie burgers are no more. Today’s alternative-meat makers are more ambitious, designing plant-based meats that taste a lot like the real thing.⁠ ⁠ "Flexitarianism" and demand for new products—driven by environmental, ethical and health concerns—are on the rise.⁠ ⁠ Click the link in our bio to read how this could create a radically different food chain.⁠ ⁠ Illustration: @mikeljaso #vegan #vegans #vegetarian #cook #cooking #food #foods #foodie #foodies #foodstagram

The Economist

The Economist

clock22 hours ago
{Is your manager necessary? ⁠
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Sometimes the effectiveness of a boss can be hard to ascertain. A new study questions whether they contribute or achieve anything.⁠
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The research found that leaders can be useful, but sneaky. Managers will hack whatever incentive scheme they are offered, leaving workers short-changed.⁠
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What does bonus-culture do for business performance? Click the link in our bio to find out. ⁠
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Illustration: @paulyblow⁠
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#business #businessowner #entrepreneur #manager #work ⁠
⁠ != null ? Is your manager necessary? ⁠
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Sometimes the effectiveness of a boss can be hard to ascertain. A new study questions whether they contribute or achieve anything.⁠
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The research found that leaders can be useful, but sneaky. Managers will hack whatever incentive scheme they are offered, leaving workers short-changed.⁠
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What does bonus-culture do for business performance? Click the link in our bio to find out. ⁠
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Illustration: @paulyblow⁠
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#business #businessowner #entrepreneur #manager #work ⁠
⁠ : The Economist}

Is your manager necessary? ⁠ ⁠ Sometimes the effectiveness of a boss can be hard to ascertain. A new study questions whether they contribute or achieve anything.⁠ ⁠ The research found that leaders can be useful, but sneaky. Managers will hack whatever incentive scheme they are offered, leaving workers short-changed.⁠ ⁠ What does bonus-culture do for business performance? Click the link in our bio to find out. ⁠ ⁠ Illustration: @paulyblow⁠ ⁠ #business #businessowner #entrepreneur #manager #work ⁠ ⁠

{Every year, it is estimated, more than 10m people catch the bacterium which causes tuberculosis. ⁠
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At the same time, there has been a worrying increase in drug-resistant forms of TB.⁠
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The Global Fund, set up to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, says it needs at least $14bn in pledges by the end of the year, if it is to save 16m lives by 2023.⁠
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What will it take to defeat stubborn diseases? Click the link in our bio to find out.⁠
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#disease #medicine #policy #politics #development #science #virus⁠
⁠ != null ? Every year, it is estimated, more than 10m people catch the bacterium which causes tuberculosis. ⁠
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At the same time, there has been a worrying increase in drug-resistant forms of TB.⁠
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The Global Fund, set up to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, says it needs at least $14bn in pledges by the end of the year, if it is to save 16m lives by 2023.⁠
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What will it take to defeat stubborn diseases? Click the link in our bio to find out.⁠
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#disease #medicine #policy #politics #development #science #virus⁠
⁠ : The Economist}

Every year, it is estimated, more than 10m people catch the bacterium which causes tuberculosis. ⁠ ⁠ At the same time, there has been a worrying increase in drug-resistant forms of TB.⁠ ⁠ The Global Fund, set up to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, says it needs at least $14bn in pledges by the end of the year, if it is to save 16m lives by 2023.⁠ ⁠ What will it take to defeat stubborn diseases? Click the link in our bio to find out.⁠ ⁠ #disease #medicine #policy #politics #development #science #virus⁠ ⁠

{Life expectancy varies by 30 years from one end to the other of Chicago's Red train line. No city in America has a bigger gap.⁠
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A baby born in Streeterville, one of the more prosperous districts, can expect to live to 90. Further south, an infant born in the most blighted parts of Englewood, has a life expectancy of about 60.⁠
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Tap on the link in our bio to join our correspondent on a train journey that highlights the realities, and effects, of racial segregation in America. ⁠
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Credit: Scott Olson/Getty #Chicago #America #train #suburbs #city #inequality != null ? Life expectancy varies by 30 years from one end to the other of Chicago's Red train line. No city in America has a bigger gap.⁠
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A baby born in Streeterville, one of the more prosperous districts, can expect to live to 90. Further south, an infant born in the most blighted parts of Englewood, has a life expectancy of about 60.⁠
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Tap on the link in our bio to join our correspondent on a train journey that highlights the realities, and effects, of racial segregation in America. ⁠
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Credit: Scott Olson/Getty #Chicago #America #train #suburbs #city #inequality : The Economist}

Life expectancy varies by 30 years from one end to the other of Chicago's Red train line. No city in America has a bigger gap.⁠ ⁠ A baby born in Streeterville, one of the more prosperous districts, can expect to live to 90. Further south, an infant born in the most blighted parts of Englewood, has a life expectancy of about 60.⁠ ⁠ Tap on the link in our bio to join our correspondent on a train journey that highlights the realities, and effects, of racial segregation in America. ⁠ ⁠⁠ Credit: Scott Olson/Getty #Chicago #America #train #suburbs #city #inequality

{The long-term effects of breathing in dirty air are well known. In some places it can be as bad for you as smoking 25 cigarettes a day. ⁠
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But there may be a more immediate danger linked to toxic air. ⁠
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A seven-year-long study of 397 American counties took crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and air-pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ⁠
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As this chart shows, the researchers found that being exposed to more PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) is associated with an increase in violent crimes, such as assault.⁠
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What happened to crime rates the last time America banned some pollutants? Tap on the link in our bio to find out. ⁠
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#pollution #healthpolicy #americansociety #crimerates⁠
⁠ != null ? The long-term effects of breathing in dirty air are well known. In some places it can be as bad for you as smoking 25 cigarettes a day. ⁠
⁠
But there may be a more immediate danger linked to toxic air. ⁠
⁠
A seven-year-long study of 397 American counties took crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and air-pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ⁠
⁠
As this chart shows, the researchers found that being exposed to more PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) is associated with an increase in violent crimes, such as assault.⁠
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What happened to crime rates the last time America banned some pollutants? Tap on the link in our bio to find out. ⁠
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#pollution #healthpolicy #americansociety #crimerates⁠
⁠ : The Economist}

The long-term effects of breathing in dirty air are well known. In some places it can be as bad for you as smoking 25 cigarettes a day. ⁠ ⁠ But there may be a more immediate danger linked to toxic air. ⁠ ⁠ A seven-year-long study of 397 American counties took crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and air-pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ⁠ ⁠ As this chart shows, the researchers found that being exposed to more PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) is associated with an increase in violent crimes, such as assault.⁠ ⁠ What happened to crime rates the last time America banned some pollutants? Tap on the link in our bio to find out. ⁠ ⁠ #pollution #healthpolicy #americansociety #crimerates⁠ ⁠