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President Trump Would Be a Top Global Risk: Economist

GOP front-runner's presidency one of 10 worst things that could happen

(Newser) - The Economist Intelligence Unit has released what it believes to be the top 10 global risks , including the UK possibly ditching the EU, Russia's presence in Ukraine and Syria heralding a new "cold war," and … President Trump? That scenario made the analysis group's forecasting list... More »

Stop Laughing at North Korea

Mockery isn't the right response to this horror: Clive Crook

(Newser) - Many years ago, Clive Crook green-lit an Economist cover featuring what at the time was a rare photo of Kim Jong Il, underneath the headline, "Greetings, earthlings." It was inspired, and "people still mention it to me unprompted as their favorite Economist cover," Crook writes at... More »

NPR, Economist Thrive in 'Netherworld' of Analysis

Pace, volume of new media requires explanatory outlets

(Newser) - In an environment where newspapers, newsweeklies, and TV news are losing market share like sinking ships, NPR and the Economist are thriving. Why? Well, posits Ezra Klein, the explosion of Internet news threw small-pond big fish into the ocean. Those who couldn’t keep up turned to opinion, creating a... More »

Post Not the Only Paper Selling Access

(Newser) - As they wipe the egg off their face, Washington Post executives are probably wondering why they got slammed so badly for selling access to Washington bigwigs and Post reporters at "salons" at the publisher's home. At least two other news organizations—the Wall Street Journal and the Economist—are... More »

What Recession? Economist Launches Theme Park

(Newser) - The sober British financial journal the Economist threw probity to the wind today to announce the launch of Econoland—a public entertainment complex "that combines the magic of a theme park with the excitement of macroeconomics." The park is to be built on a former toxic waste site... More »

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