The Economist: Digital highlights, October 19th 2013

Globalisation in trouble?Since the financial crisis, the world has managed to avoid spiralling into the isolationism of the 1930s. But many policymakers have rethought the benefits of unfettered globalisation. Is it really a force for prosperity? Join the debateIn the land of cottonEvery autumn about 1m people are required to pick cotton in Uzbekistan’s fields and many pupils miss two months of school as a result. Activists are now worried that a big infusion of international aid might obscure the problem rather than address itThe bear and the tulips What with Russian police arresting the crew of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship, and Dutch police arresting a Russian diplomat in The Hague, all is not well in relations between the two countries. This is not ideal in a year dedicated to their improvementFrom our blogsReligion: In the name of AllahA Malaysian court decision stopping non-Muslims from referring to God as “Allah” raises hard questions about language, truth and logicBusiness: Nothing to fearA new array of apps promises to improve productivity by encouraging staff and management to review employees’ workMiddle East: Cast adriftEgypt used to offer a generous open door to Syrian arrivals. But since the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood that welcome has souredMost read on Economist.comWhich MBA? 2013A ranking of the best business programmesThe world economyThe gated …

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