The Economist Audio Edition [February 14, 2015]

The Economist Audio Edition [February 14, 2015]
The Economist Audio Edition [February 14, 2015]
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 155.48MB

Putin's war on the West

  • China's Walt Disney
  • Britain punches below its weight
  • Syriza hits the ground running, backwards (Greece)
  • Arctic life comes out of the freezer
  • How to write a bestseller

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.