Puts American publications to shame
Over the last year, as Anti-Asian hate crimes across the West have soared, The Economist’s legitimate criticism of China have devolved beyond dogwhistling into Yellow Peril-type fearmongering, scorn, and derision. Most stark among many examples happened today, prompting me to delete the app: I am in disbelief that editorial standards are such that “China’s jabs” was used in a headline to describe the vaccine from China. I would have thought we could doubt the efficacy of the virus without stooping to the standards of a schoolyard bully. In two other headlines today, The Economist also scolded Asian countries for impeding vaccine distribution due to nationalism while writing professionally and compassionately about Boris Johnson, of all people, when describing how he faces the same challenge (of efficient, effective vaccine distribution). Here’s to hoping The Economist hires more Asian editors who know how to raise valid concerns without racist undertones.
This review concerns the app itself. I’m assuming that everyone is already familiar with the actual Economist content. I would give five stars if: 1. Tracking and other usage of my personal information were removed, or made opt-out for subscribers. I would pay extra for this. 2. Listening to the audio for an article marked it as read. I am a completionist at heart, and feel a compulsion to get that check mark for every article. It seems to happen sometimes with the audio, but not reliably.
The app is pretty good, but it uses the “Floating Action Button” to access each edition’s table of contents. It’s a green color that frankly is obtrusive, distracting and takes up screen real estate. Much prefer if it weren’t there. What’s worse, the button is a bright color and I think it does then app’s nice dark theme a disservice.
I like the content they put up but it doesn’t seem to be enough compared to other subscriptions such as WSJ or Bloomberg.
I love the economist. The subscriptions are not cheap, but the quality of the journalism is a tremendous value. However, I am completely unable to use this app. My login does not work. I contacted support and was told to download the Legacy app. I am able to log into that app no problem, however it just downloads the issues and doesn’t give me up-to-date news. It’s a big bummer. Considering the price and availability, I would think their app would be exceptional instead of garbage.
You can listen while doing other things which is a great edge over competitors
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El contenido de la revista , en mi experiencia, es muy profesional. Lo digo con el empleo. La otra vez , leí un artículo sobre la economía Argentina , y puede validar un trabajo que había realizado al respecto, mucha precisión en las cifras y los comentarios . Y así, son muchos los casos. Otras situaciones no las conozco, pero confío en los análisis de la revista .
I have signed up and paid for an Economist digital subscription however it won’t let me access the articles as it says I need to subscribe. When I try to subscribe it states I already have a subscription which I am aware of. I am being charged for an App that I cannot access.