Gordon's Notes: The Economist 1986-2006. RIP.The Economist I loved had turned into a pale imitation of the WSJ OpEd pages.
... I gave up on the Economist this year. I signed up in residency; it was fabulous back then. Smart, cool, analytic. It weakened in the early 90s, then it took a sudden dive around 1996. Maybe it had something to do with the color photos....
I still follow a few feeds -- Africa, Science, and the obituary. Mostly though, I don't think about my old friend.
So it was with a start that I realized that nobody I read mentions it any more. I'm not the only one to have forgotten them.
We're in the midst of the biggest financial event since 1930, and The Economist is irrelevant.
Maybe Rupert Murdoch will buy them.
Do they care?