Rappers on *The Economist* magazine

"The style in which they write is simple and concise, how do they get their sentences so precise?" the rappers wonder.

And the chorus is a gem, too: "He reads the Economist so he can get the gist, its solid competence gives him confidence that his intelligence is correct."

The rappers also weigh in on accusations that the Economist pushes a particular line: "Yes, they have a bias; it’s pro-democratic. And pro-free trade; they are very emphatic."

The source is Chris Blattman.

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That last line should probably be:

"Yes, they have bias ; so do I; that they agree is praise in the highest"

(now you know why I'm not a rapper)

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What an interesting web of coincidences... Chris Blattman was a student of Dani Rodrik's in the MPA/ID... who recently had a post about the quality of The Economist:

http://rodrik.typepad.com/dani_rodriks_weblog/2008/03/should-i-start.html

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Nevermind on my comment. I should've read Chris' post first.

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The Economist is a magazine, not a newspaper. They choose to self-identify as a newspaper, but they are in error.

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I still remember reading in The Economist in the late 90's about how the ratio of rental prices and housing prices was decreasing, signaling a potential housing bubble ready to burst. Guess they were right!

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I can't even bear to listen to the song because the quoted couplets are so awful.

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The Economist has no bias whatsoever. It is pure propaganda. In most civilized countries (mainly in Europe) The Economist [sic] is considered the semi-official magazine of the New World Order. Something like the 'worker newspapers' in Soviet Union.
Hulio!n

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"Enthralling" coupled with "alarming"?? Real rappers have a much more competent ear.

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it is helpful to you

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It is enlightening!

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