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Direckshun
02-14-2010, 07:04 PM
I'm looking for a couple political/cultural magazines to subscribe to.

Would appreciate any recommendations.

Jenson71
02-14-2010, 07:43 PM
The Week - has a bit of everything. Sums up editorials and influential opinion pieces. Really underlooked.

Reason - Libertarian

The New Yorker - "Liberal", but also features a lot of high-literature writings (poetry, fiction, etc.)

The Nation - "Liberal"

The Economist - Promotes free trade and free markets, but also more "liberal" things like gay marriage, Barack Obama, and government health care

If I was buying one, I'd get The Week. If I was buying two, I'd get The Week and The Economist.

banyon
02-14-2010, 07:55 PM
The Economist is a pricey subscription, but is easily the most informative mag about world affairs out there. I've considered renewing my subscription, but I usually don't have the time to get through the whole thing before the next one comes out.

Jenson's list is good. The Atlantic Monthly has some good investigative journalism as well.

For something really far left, there's Z magazine, Mother Jones, or the International Socialist Review.

Silock
02-14-2010, 08:20 PM
What am I going to do with 40 subscriptions to Vibe?

KC native
02-14-2010, 09:09 PM
I'm with Banyon and Jenson and will recommend The Economist.

"Bob" Dobbs
02-14-2010, 10:29 PM
What am I going to do with 40 subscriptions to Vibe?Office Space rep.

Direckshun
02-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Anybody ever get the Smithsonian?

Jenson71
02-14-2010, 10:52 PM
Anybody ever get the Smithsonian?

I read my grandma's copies. There's some good stuff in it, but a lot of it is natural history. I wouldn't say politics is much of a concern.

A better publication if you want to go down that route is BBC Knowledge.

petegz28
02-14-2010, 11:22 PM
Sky and Telescope

wazu
02-14-2010, 11:24 PM
The Economist is a horrible rag. Badly misnamed, as are most of the socialists who give themselves the title.

ClevelandBronco
02-14-2010, 11:32 PM
Is 2 Girls 1 Cup even available in magazine format?

Jenson71
02-14-2010, 11:40 PM
The Economist is a horrible rag. Badly misnamed, as are most of the socialists who give themselves the title.

Why do you say that? I think if there's any magazine that says "For Corporate Elite" -- it's The Economist.

banyon
02-14-2010, 11:40 PM
The Economist is a horrible rag. Badly misnamed, as are most of the socialists who give themselves the title.

Not that I agree, as it's standardly pretty conservative (particularly when compared as a British rag).

But why is it misnamed? Aren't there socialist economists?

petegz28
02-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Better Homes and Gardens

wazu
02-15-2010, 12:03 AM
But why is it misnamed? Aren't there socialist economists?

There are socialists who call themselves economists, generally rejecting most core economic principles. Many can be found writing for "The Economist".

Direckshun
02-15-2010, 12:07 AM
There are socialists who call themselves economists, generally rejecting most core economic principles. Many can be found writing for "The Economist".

Ho boy.

Jenson71
02-15-2010, 12:12 AM
There are socialists who call themselves economists, generally rejecting most core economic principles. Many can be found writing for "The Economist".

Just to clear the facts out there for Direckshun, The Economist does not publish socialist material, and does not employ socialist reporters/editors. As mentioned, it's an advocate of free markets and free trade.

Carry on.

wazu
02-15-2010, 12:22 AM
Just to clear the facts out there for Direckshun, The Economist does not publish socialist material, and does not employ socialist reporters/editors. As mentioned, it's an advocate of free markets and free trade.

Carry on.

I've picked up that magazine 3 or 4 times and it was about as "free market" as reading "economist" Paul Krugman of the New York Times. Lots of Keynes fans.

But based on this thread I'm going to pick it up again. If I'm wrong, I'll stand corrected. Would LOVE to find a good mag that covers economics, which is why I have been disappointed in this one to date.

jjjayb
02-15-2010, 08:50 AM
I'm looking for a couple political/cultural magazines to subscribe to.

Would appreciate any recommendations.

Mad magazine. Cracked if it's still around.

Chiefshrink
02-15-2010, 08:57 AM
The American Thinker- conservative-

banyon
02-15-2010, 09:18 AM
I've picked up that magazine 3 or 4 times and it was about as "free market" as reading "economist" Paul Krugman of the New York Times. Lots of Keynes fans.

But based on this thread I'm going to pick it up again. If I'm wrong, I'll stand corrected. Would LOVE to find a good mag that covers economics, which is why I have been disappointed in this one to date.

The Economist is more news than it sounds like you're looking for.

I'd pick up the Financial Times if I were you.

Jenson71
02-15-2010, 10:15 AM
The American Thinker- conservative-

Of all the prominent conservative magazines out there, you choose this?

petegz28
02-15-2010, 11:45 AM
Stocks & Commodoties Magazine

Norman Einstein
02-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Who are you all trying to kid? Everyone knows that you all read Celebrity Skin, or at least you are looking at the pictures.ROFL

Dr. Van Halen
02-15-2010, 01:41 PM
I very much enjoy Scientific American.

Inspector
02-15-2010, 01:45 PM
My neighbor told me he really appreciates a publication called "Bigguns".

Jenson71
02-15-2010, 01:49 PM
For some good websites:

http://www.aldaily.com/
http://www.bookforum.com/
http://thebrowser.com/

BucEyedPea
02-15-2010, 01:51 PM
The Economist is a horrible rag. Badly misnamed, as are most of the socialists who give themselves the title.

:thumb: Keynesianism with a Mercantilist flavor. Thoroughly statist. I'd have to agree, a thorough bag of shit.

BucEyedPea
02-15-2010, 01:53 PM
I've picked up that magazine 3 or 4 times and it was about as "free market" as reading "economist" Paul Krugman of the New York Times. Lots of Keynes fans.

But based on this thread I'm going to pick it up again. If I'm wrong, I'll stand corrected. Would LOVE to find a good mag that covers economics, which is why I have been disappointed in this one to date.

My daughter is taking an free-market economics course and that's on her list of mags to research for the Keynesian category. It does do a good job at reporting what's going on around the world in the different economies. But it's standard Keynesian clap-trap! So it's only conservative in that it's the status quo.

BucEyedPea
02-15-2010, 01:54 PM
I'm looking for a couple political/cultural magazines to subscribe to.

Would appreciate any recommendations.

Cooking Light
Better Homes and Gardens
Cosmopolitan


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