Why Japan’s Conviction Rate is 99%

In Japan, crime rates are low and the state incarcerates far fewer people than in other rich countries. But when people are accused of a crime they are almost always convicted. (Source: The Economist)

What Is Consciousness?

Understanding what consciousness is, and why and how it evolved, is perhaps the greatest mystery known to science. (Source: The Economist)

What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs?

For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kicks off our new “Global Compass” series, examining novel…

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