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June 23rd 2022
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Move fast and break things

Can the Fed pull off a controlled slowdown of the housing market?

The events of the early 1980s might provide a guide

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The energy crisis

How to fix the world’s energy emergency without wrecking the environment

Even as they firefight, governments must resolve the conflict between safe supply and a safe climate

The ECB’s next headache

How fighting inflation could imperil the euro zone

Relying on the ECB to backstop the currency union is dangerous

Trigger warning

America’s Supreme Court extends the right to bear arms outside the home

A 6-3 majority strikes down New York’s century-old law requiring those carrying concealed weapons to show “proper cause”

The rot that spread

The Zondo commission has revealed vast graft in South Africa

As a landmark inquiry concludes, South Africans demand prosecutions

Bagehot

The case for a softer Brexit is clear. How to get one is not

With each anniversary, almost everything Remainers feared would happen has come to pass

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Read more: Our Brexit editor picks seven books to help make sense of the issue

Daily chart

Is monkeypox an international public-health emergency?

The WHO is deliberating

A big catch

What a giant stingray says about the Mekong

The discovery of the world’s biggest freshwater fish spells hope for the struggling river

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The world’s most liveable cities

Life is getting back to normal, if not quite everywhere

The Economist Asks

How can governments fight inflation?

We talk to Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize-winning economist, about how to respond to rising consumer prices, and whether a recession can be avoided

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