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Top 20 Colleges In Illinois, As Ranked By The Economist

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.25.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.

Up Against The Paywall

The Economist | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Media

IS IT boom or doom in the news business? Headline-grabbing sums are being invested in online newspapers: Axel Springer, a German publisher, bought Bus...

Remember Republicans Ranting That Obama Would Ruin U.S. Auto Industry? Sales Now Highest Since 9/11

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

In reality, Rubio's the perfect Republican nominee, because, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the GOP never lets the truth stand in the way of a good story.

10 Countries With The Best Care For The Dying

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion

Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore understood the desire for a peaceful death. One verse of his 1919 poem "Stray Birds" reads: "Let ...

South Africa Teachers Union Denounces Pearson (Always Earning)

Alan Singer | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Everyone does not agree with Fallon that Pearson's burning desire is "better education." In fact many around the world suspect the company's burning desire is to maximize profits with little regard for its impact on the world's poor.

Pearson Unloads $731 Million Stake In The Economist

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.12.2015 | Media

In a move the company says will strengthen its editorial independence, The Economist Group announced Wednesday that it would buy back 5 million of it...

POTUS Barack Obama Set to Visit Kenya - His Father's Homeland

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Another incontrovertible fact is that American President Barack Obama has Luo blood flowing in his veins. This fact is as much a thorn on the sides of those who hold onto tribal allegiance as it is a source of pride for those who've felt shut out of the spoils of Kenya's independence i.e. "matunda ya uhuru."

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

The Bottom Line Is That There Is No Bottom Billion

Morten Jerven | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Morten Jerven

For the past two decades, mainstream economists who study African economic growth have been trying to explain something that never happened. Economists have focused almost exclusively on one question: why has economic growth failed in Africa?

The Basic Affordability of Basic Income

Scott Santens | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

This is actually even what the richest should want, because although they would pay more in taxes for universal basic income, leaving them a slightly thinner although still very thick slice of the overall pie, the slice of the pie itself would grow, leaving even them better off as well.

(VIDEO) CNN, the Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, the Guardian Join Programmatic "Coop" powered by the Rubicon Project, Jay Sears explains

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

AUSTIN -- Earlier in March, The Guardian announced it was leading a coalition including CNN International, the Economist the Financial Times and Re...

Who's Extorting Whom? It's All About Coercion

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Economist's Feb. 6 cover displayed the Venus de Milo statue pointing a revolver, with the headline "Go ahead, Angela, make my day." In the editors' upside-down world, Greece is threatening Europe, or at least Germany. Really?

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

The Economist Appoints Its First Female Editor-In-Chief Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media

The Economist has appointed its first female editor-in-chief in the publication's 171-year-history, promoting business affairs editor Zanny Minton Bed...

The Economist Pulls Charlie Hebdo Cartoon From Southeast Asia Edition

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad,...

2014: The Year We Confronted the Meeting Menace

Renee Cullinan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

We have met the enemy and it is us. The secret is out - we're wasting hundreds of hours and millions of dollars in pointless meetings across organizations both big and small.

Why 2014 Was A Good Year To Grow Old

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

2014 was no slouch year. Over the past 12 months, one has seen a spectacular confluence of ideas, events and initiatives that demand fresh, thoughtful attention. So to the Buzzfeed-esque lists that cap the year - and effectively write the history of 2014 - let's add these five developments.

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.

Michael Calderone

Bloomberg News Shake-Up: John Micklethwait Succeeds Matthew Winkler As Top Editor | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The Economist’s John Micklethwait was named editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News on Tuesday, succeeding founding editor Matthew Winkler. ...

New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 01.14.2015 | Media
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Hungry as Dogs: We Don't Really Understand Charity

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Giving something to charity isn't really the same as living every day with a charitable heart. Granted, we are called to give generously to others from what we have, but a charitable heart goes further.

'You Can't Have Capitalism Without Racism': On The Economist and Bruce Levenson

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

Institutionalized racism is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our everyday lives that it can rear its ugly head anywhere from an Economist book review that whitesplains slavery to the front offices of the Atlanta Hawks.

"Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'": Slavery, Capitalism, and The Economist

Jim Downs | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Jim Downs

The brouhaha surrounding Bapitst's book, nevertheless, offers an opportunity to consider what is at stake in this allegedly new move to consider the history of capitalism in the context of slavery.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

Obama's 'Let's Have Tea' Approach to Foreign Policy

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Compare the "let's have tea" depiction of American foreign policy to the classic image of President Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" diplomacy and it's clear that something is terribly wrong with America's approach to crises around the world.