Sometimes smart, sometimes asinine
On average, the reporting as well as the basic insights of The Economist are excellent, and the podcast provides a convenient overview of the week's issues. But the more sweeping editorial statements are often laughable and shallow, throwing the entire publication into question. The 19/01/07 post on executive pay provides a nice example. The proponent of the argument, who shounds like a 9th-grader turning in an overdue book report, offers a single tired reason (it's market forces!). And the host fails to attack the position on even the most stable grounds (has anyone shown that executives earning 100X average pay do a better job than executives earning 20X average pay?). Overall, the podcast is representative of the magazine: a useful perspective, but too out-of-touch to act as a primary source for anybody's news.Read full review »
Casius King via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/07
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