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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.

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Subscription Length: 1 year auto-renewal
  • Format: Magazine
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  • Publisher: Economist
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
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451 of 461 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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218 of 226 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

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72 of 74 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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Does not come with digital access. The economist sells the Print + Digital subscription for less on their website. Deeply disappointed
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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.
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The Economist on the Kindle?
I'm hoping that it will be, as well, but, I've not heard that it will be.
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