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Culture / Society

16 September 2014
Spoiled for choice

More choice as a consumer can be a good thing but for Monocle’s Ed Stocker, who recently moved from Buenos Aires to New York, it has led to an unexpected anxiety.

I never thought it would be like this. That feeling of dread in the stomach – the same back-to-school sickness I used to feel as a child after the summer holidays had ended. Yet ever since arriving in New York at the end…

Ed Stocker

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As London Design Festival kicks off we meet some of the young designers showing off their wares. Plus we head to the new Berlin home of eyewear brand Mykita and in Turkey we take a look at local summer houses.

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We look at Iran’s role in containing the threat of Isis, analyse the ‘New Climate Economy’ with Michael Jacobs and discuss the latest business and aviation news in the studio.

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Culture / Society

Spoiled for choice

Tuesday 16 September

More choice as a consumer can be a good thing but for Monocle’s Ed Stocker, who recently moved from Buenos Aires to New York, it has led to an unexpected anxiety.

I never thought it would be like this. That feeling of dread in the stomach – the same back-to-school sickness I used to feel as a child after the summer holidays had ended. Yet ever since arriving in New York at the end…

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As Turkey’s president visits Qatar this week, we assess this strategic relationship. We also ask why Australia’s Tony Abbott is governing the country from a tent this week and delve into Austria’s unsung media industry.

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The Monocle Daily, 746

Monday 15 September

Should airlines forego their traditional customer base to pursue the low-cost market? We bring you the latest on the Air France pilot strike. Plus all the news and views from the presidential campaign trail in Brazil.

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As the Mercury Prize shortlist is announced, we ponder the importance of national music awards, plus Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård talks about new film In Order of Disappearance, we head to Brazil for ArtRio and there’s…

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Monday 15 September

Professor Kathleen Burk and Martin Plaut debate interventionism in the Middle East; does it matter if there’s no exit plan for the fight against Isis militants?

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Monday 15 September

The latest news from Ukraine, plus a discussion of the fight against Isis in Iraq, Sweden’s elections and the redesign of the Financial Times.

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Censored cinema

Monday 15 September

Film censorship in Singapore is an increasingly ineffective tool that exposes the country’s inability to participate in meaningful political discourse, says Jason Li.

Singapore’s film industry is not exactly globally renowned so it’s always intriguing when I hear one of my fellow countrymen’s names pop up at a leading festival. This year at the Toronto International Film Festival I…

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