Saturday, January 25, 2014

When "The Economist" Jumped the Shark

Yeah, sorry, "The Economist" is really nothing more than a fractional rag of its former self.


kurt9 said...

In my opinion, the decline of the Economist began with the ascent of Bill Emmott to chief editor in 1995. I remember their year-end issue being worse than previous ones. Emmott left the Economist in the early 00's, but the damage had been done. They have continued to spiral downhill ever since.

Anonymous said...

I remember stealing my director's copies at a major university back in the mid 1990's. I'd grab them when they came in the mail, read them over two days and then toss them back into the mail queue for him to get to. If I let him have them first, he would take them home never to be seen again.
I would have subscribed myself but I couldn't bloody well afford it on an analyst's salary.
Sorry to see it gone down hill so horribly.
I stopped reading back around 2003; I felt that something had certainly been lost in the intervening years but I couldn't put my finger on it. I just knew that what it had become was not what it once was.

kurt9 said...

Its tragic, really. The Economist was so good when I first discovered it in 1988. I actually forked over $100 for a year's subscription starting in 1989, because it was that good. Its terrible how its declined over the past 18 years or so. I think leftists have something of the opposite of the Midas touch. Everything they touch turns to crap.

Marshallaw said...

I'm on Batchelor Pad at the moment... give you my opinion when finished....howz the lifting working out? Saving much on good scotch? You ever try Irish?