I’ve been an Economist subscriber for many many years, but might just let it lapse next time it runs out. The editorial line has become a deadening drumbeat of more-austerity-is-better and bankers-are-just-fine-and-deserve-those-bonuses. Their blogs remain excellent; maybe whoever’s imposing the Party Line isn’t paying attention?
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- At least they are pretty upfront about their biases, so I can just ignore them when they go all 1% on us. the problem is that there is no alternative I can find that provides global news coverage. Time and Newsweek are barely up to lining bird cages.Apr 30, 2012
- It's also important to differentiate the leaders section from the rest of the rag. The leaders and named columns are editorials, while the rest is more run of the mill (and generally top-notch) reporting.
But yes, the column in question does seem to be a little out of sync with some of the blogger commentary on the site.Apr 30, 2012
- It took you a long time- this shows the power of habits and the conditioning that results from that.Apr 30, 2012
- In this week's issue the only praise they have for Hollande in France is that he would break the "austerity only" approach Germany has been pushing. They don't think he's proposing a workable alternative, but they do recognize that austerity is becoming harmful.Apr 30, 2012
- I agree, and in fact I think the Economist has had a bad crisis - ever since continuing to say everything's alright right through 2007 and much of 2008. OTOH the Financial Times (same stable) has been useful reading all the way through.Apr 30, 2012
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