The Economist is a Magazine liberal Hebdomadaire and a publication on the international businesses. It is published by The Economist Newspaper Limited (subsidiary of Pearson) with London. The first number is appeared in September 1843, thanks to the support of the Anti-Corn Law League.
It is printed each Thursday, and available as from Friday (to be noted that the rise of the digitized press allows a consultation as of Thursday evening for the majority of the articles). Drawn to more than one million specimens, 86% of pulling are diffused out of Great Britain.
Its founder, James Wilson, were one manufacturing of hats, which believed in the Free trade, to the internationalism and a minimum of intervention of the State, on the markets in particular. It created the newspaper in 1843, to make countryside against protectionist laws ( Corn Laws ). Although those were abolished in 1846, the newspaper will perdura, remainder faithful to the liberal ideas of Wilson. The Economist clearly affirms its belief in free trade and the open markets.
The newspaper engages regularly on the great questions which touch the world, defendant " the vision libérale". It supported conservatives like Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan but also of the members of the Labor Party (Tony Blair) or of the Democrats (John Kerry and Bill Clinton). The newspaper took party in the French presidential election by supporting Nicolas Sarkozy in April 2007.
Partisan of the intervention American to the Vietnam but very critical towards the American operation in Iraq, it also supported and married certain liberal causes: favorable to the Decolonization, adversary of the Capital punishment, for the homosexual marriage . It clearly posted its radical opposition to the Constitutional treaty European (" With song for Europe" , May 26th, 2005) in the name of liberalism.
The Economist is defined itself as close relation of the radicals, seeing in the “extreme center”, its historical position. On the British political chessboard, this “extreme center” is between the conservatives and the members of the Labor Party.
The newspaper is known for its Indice Big Mac, a cost of living index which compares the price of a Big Mac in the world.
The newspaper has a diffusion of: 1138118 specimens on first half of 2006 according to the Audit Office off Circulations, the organization of English measurement. 53% of the readers are northern American, 14% British and 19% of continental Europe. 40.000 specimens are sold in France each week. The newspaper asserts readers in 206 countries.
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