The Economist. Bastion of a peculiarly British brand of rightward-leaning, leftward-winking centrism, it was first published in the autumn of 1843. Respectable. August. A fierce advocate of intelligence in journalism. And now, author of a perfectly inane listicle at BuzzFeed, part of the younger publication's advertorial program.
Everyone is up in arms about it, but I think it's awesome. The only thing that could make it better is if BuzzFeed ran a well-researched, serious advertorial about Eurozone lending policies in The Economist.
Things You Didn't Know About Some Of The Biggest Stories Of The Year
You can see the same headline a million times, but do you even know what's possibly hiding beneath? There are a ton more amazing details out in the ether that you just don't get when you skim. The Economist challenges you to Dare2GoDeep