Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Economist

I used to subscribe to The Economist. Despite its conservative bent, in the 90's when I returned from Italy, it was one of the few ways to get an international view of the news. As the 90's progressed The Economist regressed, until by 2000 they had become largely indistinguishable from the run of the mill news mags, though still with a larger focus that lost its insight by kowtowing to Bush/Blair and company.
Anyway, the online version is now open to the general public (no more paywall), hopefully this might spur some other changes (like dumping that Lexington hack).


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