03 March, 2011

I am disappointed in the Economist

I think their choice of a cover this week was obvious and a bit irresponsible.

Does the Economist realise how influential it is? Judging by this week's cover, I don't think it does.

I met Peter Mickelthwait, the current editor of the Economist, at Trinity in Dublin years ago. Seemed like a cool guy, and interesting to talk with. I told him I had written letters to the E but never had any printed. He encouraged me to keep writing them, and said that just because they don't print all their letters doesn't mean they don't read them all.

I think a very strongly-worded letter is gathering momentum in my belly, I might actually voice my opinion publicly for once. This blog doesn't count. ;)))

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