Excerpt From The Shepherd of Hermas

said she; “for the thoughts of a righteous man should be righteous. For by thinking righteously his character is established in the heavens, and he has the Lord merciful to him in every business. But such as entertain wicked thoughts in their minds are bringing upon themselves death and captivity; and especially is this the case with those who set their affections on this world, and glory in their riches, and look not forward to the blessings of the life to come. For many will their regrets be; for they have no hope, but have despaired of themselves and their life. But do thou pray to God, and He will heal thy sins, and the sins of thy whole house, and of all the saints.”

The Economist: Economics Feed

As its covid-19 epidemic slows, China tries to get back to work

Feb 25 2020

Officials shift their focus to reviving growth. But that isn’t easy
The Bundesbank is caught between a doveish ECB and a suspicious public

Feb 22 2020

Its influence over policy has waned, but it is still popular at home
Are there too many central bankers?

Feb 22 2020

Euro-area banks look especially flabby
Student debt in America amounts to over $1.5trn

Feb 22 2020

Mike Bloomberg is the latest politician to promise to tackle the problem
Michael Milken receives a presidential pardon

Feb 20 2020

The junk-bond king gets a ratings upgrade

The Economist: Science and Tech

Mapping cells to build a complete atlas of the human body

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An international team makes progress
Knowing how plants and microbes work together can boost crop yields

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Do not rely on facial expressions for how people are feeling

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A smile does not always mean someone is happy
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence moves up a gear

Feb 20 2020

And we might even get answers soon
Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide have stabilised, for now

Feb 15 2020

But the capacity of the Amazon to absorb the gas is falling