Not all endorsements are created equal. That’s a given. Some are “full-throated” (as has been said about The New Yorker magazine endorsement), others are more equivocal, even begrudging. But as they say about publicity, any endorsement is a good endorsement. And when that endorsement comes from London-based The Economist, the world’s leading economics-focused newspaper, that’s a good endorsement.
With a mission – stated at its inception in 1843 – “to take part in ‘a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress,’” The Economist’s editorial stance is defined further in this excerpt from their 2009 website:
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