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The Economist

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The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts. Depending on your selection, your subscription to The Economist includes the print or digital edition.

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Anyone wanting to stay up-to-date on the latest national and world news will find The Economist magazine invaluable. Each issue contains detailed articles to satisfy every interest, including topics such as current affairs, the latest political climate, business affairs, and economics. In addition, it frequently features articles in areas such as science or technology to provide those perspectives, and also includes country-specific information because the state of countries such as China directly impact the rest of the world.

For readers who are interested in the latest news on art, entertainment, political, and world news, The Economist magazine also regularly includes book and movie reviews. Having such a well-rounded depth of content is one of the reasons it is one of the most popular current affairs magazines in circulation today.

The Economist magazine is written in a concise manner to ensure that it provides the most detailed information available on each given subject in the limited amount of space provided. The magazine publishers know that their readers' time is valuable, and they want readers to be able to quickly get the information they need.

If you pride yourself on always being aware of the latest in world news, economics, and politics, and you want one resource in which you can easily access current information on these subjects and more, The Economist magazine can provide you with everything you need. Or, if you know someone in the business world who needs to stay on top of current affairs to ensure professional success, The Economist magazine also can be a very useful gift. --This text refers to an alternate Magazine edition.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: The Economist Newspaper Group, Inc.
  • ASIN: B0028CH7HC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)
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389 of 395 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very different weekly news magazine June 2, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Reading The Economist is a very different experience from that of reading the "big three"-- Time, Newsweek, and US News-- for two reasons.

First, it's a British publication, written in a very British manner. It's tone can vary from flatly dry to dryly ironic to jarringly blunt. There's nothing here that one can call politically correct; the authors and editors call 'em as they see 'em.

Second, it's a serious news magazine. Each issue is packed with stories about current affairs, politics, economics, and business. There are also book and movie reviews. However, there is almost no pop culture news and absolutely none of the celebrity gossip that has begun to corrupt the "big three."

It's important to understand that reading The Economist takes some commitment of time and effort, probably at least two or three hours an issue. Every article is deeply analytical, and many stories are revisited weekly for updates. This is a NEWS magazine, not a news MAGAZINE, if that makes sense.

The issue of political bias always arises with the media. The Economist takes definite stands on nearly every issue, and those editorial stands are clearly stated and defended. However, it is at the same time scrupulously fair and balanced. That's quite a trick, but the staff pulls it off week after week.

So, if you're ready and willing to spend some time reading thoughtful, thought-provoking, in-depth analysis of the news of the world, you won't find a better news magazine than The Economist.

(You might want to buy a copy on a magazine rack somewhere and check the subscription offers on the insert cards. They're almost certain to be better than the Amazon price.)
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199 of 207 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why can't we have this kind of news on TV! September 7, 2004
For close to 10 years now The Economist has served as my principal source of news. That's not to say my exclusive...I'm a news junkie. I probably watch 2 hours and read 2 hours of news everyday. However, if forced, I would probably concede 75% of my other news sources if it was between them and my Economist.

I love this magazine for too many reasons to list here, but among the most significant are these:

It's refreshingly opinionated. While I don't agree with plenty of the positions the magazine takes, they thoroughly and fairly examine each major perspective, then actually render an opinion. In an age when (in the US at least) major news sources claim to be unbiased (CNN, FOX, NY Times), but often drench you in bias via nuance, it's nice to at least know where the storywriter stands. I find I soak up much more information when I don't have to keep my bull**** filter on and parse out veiled opinion.

In addition to that, I think most will appreciate the compact nature of The Economist. Unlike most magazines (many of which are 2-4 times as voluminous, this one stays slim, yet in my opinion, manages to pack in 2-4 times more information. That inversion owes largely to the lack of advertisements that riddle most other comparable periodicals.

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, The Economist is among the most diverse in its coverage of news worldwide. Each issue contains fascinating report from every big corner and small cranny of this bustling planet.

So, in summary, I'm a raving fan of The Economist. For those of you considering subscription, I highly recommend. For those of you who've already subscribed, congratulations...you may also want to consider checking out Wired Magazine. While a very different magazine, I regard Wired as a cool younger cousin of The Economist.


Christian Hunter

Santa Barbara, California
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93 of 99 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Magazine In The World April 3, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Bill Gates once said in an interview that he reads every page of The Economist. It's no coincidence that so do a lot of other smart and influential political, business, academic and media leaders throughout the world. If you want to know everything about everything, you need to start reading this on a weekly basis.

The Economist's tightly argued and balanced expository pieces illuminate realm after realm of the world's politics, history, economics, business, finance, books, arts, science and technology. Its often lighthearted, wry tone does nothing to conceal its serious purpose and curiousity in the progression of human events.

The magazine pulls no punches and offers a range of sharp, unsentimental opinions from its well-known free market, liberal democratic perch. I myself don't often agree with The Economist's take on things (though I even more often do--there's a lot of stuff in every issue). Nonetheless, I always respect its reasoning and objectivity.

Also, regular extensive readers like Mr. Gates know well and have almost come to depend upon the magazine's more tangibly personal benefits: imagine what the absorption and consideration of so much incisive argumentation and news background on a weekly basis does to the mind! At the risk of sounding a bit far-fetched, I always feel sharper and wiser when I've been reading The Economist.

I apologize for the effusiveness of this review, but if you can't tell by now, I can't say enough great things about this magazine. Highly recommended.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Outstanding Magazine May 31, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I subscribed to The Economist over a year ago after having found myself purchasing copies at some six dollars per pop at local bookstores. The price for a magazine subscription was higher than I would normally pay (some two dollars per copy was the best rate I could locate). But the in-store issues I had purchased were just so good that I found myself returning every week for the next copy, and that was turning out to be TRULY expensive. So, I made the plunge for a subscription to try it out.

I was not disappointed. The Economist has turned out for me to be without doubt one of the best magazines to which I've ever subscribed. The publication reads more like a detailed world briefing than a magazine, and its coverage of events from around the world is impressive in nearly every respect. I find that a weekly perusal of the magazine has broadened my horizons immeasurably, allowing me to learn about important people, events, and issues both within and outside the North American context. It is a publication that I look forward to reading each week, and it has shown me how very little "news" one gets by simply sitting down in front of the television (which has a significant portion of its time dedicated to running inane commercials, and the rest a playing of little "news reports" that are cycled endlessly, even over days) and assuming that what one is receiving is the sum of the news for the day. (It isn't.)

The Economist breaks up its print edition each week into geographical regions (The United States, the Americas, Europe, The Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Britain) and other topical categories (International, Business, Finance and Economics, Science and Technology, Books and Arts, Obituary, and Economic and Financial Indicators).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every sterling... even in the US
The Economist is a weekly treat. Out of the many news/business magazines out there this is one of the priciest, for a reason. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Nicola Saraceno
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best magazine, releveant, timely... my only source of what is going on out there.
Published 3 months ago by Brady Wilson
1.0 out of 5 stars 2 issues per week
My renewal was treated like a new subscription so I've been receiving 2 issues every week. Not good! I called the Economist and they have combined them into one subscription.
Published 3 months ago by Cornelius H. Clark, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Economist the best way to get your weekly news
probably the finest news mag that you can purchase in the US but it is published by the brits. I have had Fortune, Business Week, Time, The Week but none of them hold a candle to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by John A. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than the main page
With The Economist getting wise about the $51 annual deal on Groupon, I shopped around high & low for the best deal. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dan Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Writing, Great thinking
This is the gold standard for weekly news magazines. it just doesn't get any better than this. thoughtful, witty, fearless, and with writing to die for. Read more
Published 5 months ago by SpinsterK
5.0 out of 5 stars What is the price difference between a hard issue and copy on the my...
Gentlemen I know the Economist from many years.
I had requested to have the weekly issue to show up in my Kindle
Is there a difference in the price between the issue... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Luis Reichman
5.0 out of 5 stars Best News Magazine Available
I've subscribed to The Economist for some years now and I've never been disappointed. The content is wide-ranging and the articles are perhaps the most well-balanced available in... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeff Magill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
The Economist gives all you need know in what is happening right now in politics and in business world. The best news mag on the stand.
Published 7 months ago by Michael J. Stewart
2.0 out of 5 stars Broad, worldwide coverage, but repetitive themes
The multi-page special reports on various world regions or themes, as well as exposes of corruption, are the best features. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Doctor Jean ND
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Does Amazon's Economist subscription include both the print and digital...
This only includes the print subscription.

I tied my subscription number to my account, and it lists it as an "Economist print subscription", and I don't have access to any digital content.
Apr 18, 2014 by Erik Weiss |  See all 7 posts
The Economist on the Kindle?
I'm hoping that it will be, as well, but, I've not heard that it will be.
Dec 12, 2007 by Howdy |  See all 162 posts
I would pay $450 for Kindle if Economist is on board
Would I pay $450 for a kindle if it contained the "Economist"? Heavens No. I would like to get just like "Mother Jones".
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