the Economist

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Economist, the


a weekly British journal of politics and economics. The Economist has been published in London since 1843. As a rule it supports the Conservative Party. It is intended mainly for businessmen. Circulation, more than 100,000 (1977).

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"In economics all roads lead to Socialism, although in nine cases out of ten, so far, the economist doesn't recognize his destination, and incurs the malediction pronounced by Jeremiah on those who justify the wicked for reward.
Yet it was only from that point of view that he considered every laborer, though in many points he differed from the economists and had his own theory of the wage-fund, which he expounded to Levin.
It was the same with the economists. On the one shelf at the library he found Karl Marx, Ricardo, Adam Smith, and Mill, and the abstruse formulas of the one gave no clew that the ideas of another were obsolete.
ISLAMABAD -- The Economist Group has approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan against alleged illegal appointment of Chief Economist Dr Nadeem Javaid by Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, which may complicate matters for the vocal minister.
The Economist Group sent the letter to the SC on April 26, a day after the planning minister challenged if the court had any evidence against him about illegal appointments.bsac-850950-803785568-place "Ahsan Iqbal has illegally appointed his inexperienced immature relative Dr Nadeem Javaid from outside the Economist Group as chief economist on contract in his ministry in violation of all rules," said the letter.
The economist expects the Philippines to sustain a fast gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 6.9 percent next year as the government executes its 'build, build, build' program.
"Countries have a moral and legal duty to provide sanctuary to those who flee grave danger," notes the Economist. "[I]t is in every country's interest to help - because all of them would be worse off if the EU lapses into a xenophobic free-for-all." The Economist urges screening applicants before they cross Europe's orders, aiding host countries in the Middle East, offering a deal to Greece to process refugees in exchange for budget relief.
UK-based education publisher Pearson has agreed to sell its 50% stake in UK-based business publisher The Economist Group for GBP 469m (USD 732.09m), payable in cash.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 13, 2015-Pearson agrees to sell 50% stake in UK Publisher The Economist Group
Britain's Pearson brought an end to its near 60-year ownership of The Economist on Wednesday, agreeing to sell its 50 per cent stake in a deal that makes Italy's Agnelli family the largest shareholder in the weekly title.
On February 12th, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Economist Events will once again assemble the most respected names from agribusiness, policy, international agencies, science and the NGO community to discuss the measures that need to be taken.
Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question: "What does two plus two equal?" The accountant says, "On average, four--give or take 10 percent, but on average, four" Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question: "What does two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shades, sits down next to the interviewer and says, "What do you want it to equal?"