The Economist

English weekly news and international affairs publication

The Economist is a magazine published each week in England. It was founded in 1843. It currently has about 1.3 million subscribers.

The Economist logo.

The Economist is classically liberal and economically liberal. It supports free trade, globalization, and the legalization of same-sex marriage and illegal drugs. It targets highly educated readers, as well as famous people such as Bill Gates, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Ted Turner.[1]

Tone and voiceEdit

The Economist has a consistent voice, partly because its writers are anonymous. It assumes its readers have a basic understanding of economics. Its articles are often witty.


  1. "Reader reviews". 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2019-04-25.