The Economist Audio Edition [August 24, 2013]

The Economist Audio Edition [August 24, 2013]

The Economist Audio Edition [August 24, 2013]
English | MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 7 hrs 01 min | 146.49MB

The audio edition contains word-for-word recordings of all articles published in The Economist, read by professional broadcasters and actors. It is ideal for anyone who wants to listen to articles while travelling, exercising or just relaxing.

The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London. It has been in continuous publication since James Wilson established it in September 1843. As of summer 2007, its average circulation topped 1.2 million copies a week, about half of which are sold in North America. Consequently it is often seen as a transatlantic (as opposed to solely British) news source.

The aim of The Economist is "to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress."Subjects covered include international news, economics, politics, business, finance, science, technology, and the arts. The publication is targeted at the high-end "prestige" segment of the market and counts among its audience influential business and government decision-makers.

It takes a strongly argued editorial stance on many issues, especially its support for free trade and fiscal conservatism; it can thus be considered as a magazine which practises advocacy journalism.

Although The Economist calls itself a newspaper and refers to its staff as correspondents, it is printed in magazine form on glossy paper, like a newsmagazine.

Articles in this issue:

The world this week

  • Politics this week
  • Business this week


  • Race relations in America
  • Chasing the dream
  • India's economy
  • How India got its funk
  • Syria
  • A step too far
  • Fracking
  • Dash for cash
  • Central bankers
  • The apprentices


  • On Cuba, diamonds, Larry Summers, flying, the University of Arizona, forestry, holidays, dominatrices
  • Briefing
  • Black America
  • Waking life

United States

  • Health reform and employment
  • Will Obamacare destroy jobs?
  • Pre-school in Texas
  • Get them while they're young
  • New York politics
  • Campaign circus
  • Offensive pictures
  • Sense and censorship
  • Policing Philadelphia
  • Boots on the street
  • Lexington
  • Barack Obama's Iraq syndrome

The Americas

  • Latin America's largest economies
  • Different kettles of fish
  • Trade in Haiti
  • Chickens and eggs
  • Ecuador's unpredictable president
  • Zig-zagging


  • Indonesia's economy
  • Slipping
  • Indonesian oil and gas
  • Gusher
  • India's malnourished
  • A mess of pottage
  • A Korean thaw?
  • Bordering on comradely
  • Japan's leaky nuclear plant
  • No end in sight
  • Banyan
  • Trade, partnership and politics


  • Bo Xilai on trial
  • Settling scores
  • Organs for transplants
  • Chopped livers
  • Underground Christianity
  • Lamb of God

Middle East and Africa

  • Syria's war
  • If this isn't a red line, what is?
  • Egypt's turmoil
  • The army tightens its grip
  • Egypt's Copts
  • The butt of angry Islamists
  • Bombings in Iraq
  • Bloodier than ever
  • Nigeria's most wanted man
  • Dead or alive
  • Telecoms in Ethiopia
  • Out of reach


  • Turkish politics
  • Lonely command
  • Greek privatisation
  • Business class
  • Germany's election
  • Party season
  • Ukraine and Russia
  • Trading insults
  • Human rights in Russia
  • Grim to be gay
  • Dutch immigration
  • Overflow
  • Organised crime in Italy
  • Gangsterland


  • Suburban London
  • Trouble in Metroland
  • Anti-terror laws
  • Miranda rights and wrongs
  • Anti-fracking protests
  • A little fractious Britain Only
  • In defence of MPs
  • The fourth emergency service
  • Militology's march
  • The field-marshal of finance
  • Shisha lounges
  • Hubble, bubble
  • Horseracing
  • Greener pastures
  • Bagehot
  • Go away, we need you


  • Remembering the Holocaust
  • Bearing witness ever more
  • Business
  • Fiat and Chrysler
  • Hoping it will hold together
  • Sportswear-makers
  • The adidas method
  • Multinationals in China
  • Guardian warriors and golden eggs
  • Semiconductors
  • Serial disrupter
  • The executive-search business
  • Searching for answers
  • Designer headphones
  • The sound of music
  • Schumpeter
  • Mr Geek goes to Washington

Finance and economics

  • India in trouble
  • The reckoning
  • Recruitment and connections
  • Blood and money
  • Offshore finance
  • Trawling for business
  • Recessions and public health
  • Body of research
  • Asset-management companies in China
  • Lipstick on a pig
  • Private equity
  • Tax attack
  • European bank funding
  • A long, dry summer
  • Free exchange
  • A new toolkit

Science and technology

  • Dark energy
  • A problem of cosmic proportions
  • Judging music competitions
  • The sound of silence
  • Evolution
  • How the rhino got his woolly

Books and arts

  • American politics
  • Something rotten
  • The science of politics
  • From the gut
  • The natural world
  • Fields of dreams
  • Pope Francis and Argentina
  • Days of penance
  • Commemorating Crecy
  • Garter's order
  • Armenian culture in Turkey
  • From the ashes
  • Correction: The Smartest Kids in the World


  • Jacques Verges