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What You'll Get
Like a sitcom, a good news publication appears weekly to the sound of applause, and usually ends with a heartwarming moral about international trade. Bone up on economic antics with today’s Groupon to The Economist. Choose between the following options:
- For $51, you get a 51-issue subscription, which includes delivery of 51 printed issues and access to The Economist online and audio (a $126.99 value). Once shipping address is entered at checkout, delivery begins automatically. This Groupon is valid for new subscribers only.<p>
- For $11, you get a 2012 An Illustrated Look at the Year Ahead wall calendar, including shipping (an $18.98 value).
The Economist’s globe-spanning scope, comprehensive analysis, and unflinching grasp on world issues make it required reading to stay up to date on world news, politics, and business. In addition to the weekly publications, subscribers to The Economist also receive special benefits, such as “The World in 2012,” a special annual volume that predicts trends for the coming year. Subscribers also get unrestricted access to the online site, with a fully searchable archive dating back to the Neolithic age of 1997, as well as free access to The Economist in audio, which includes the option to listen to digital recordings of all print articles or to download them as a weekly podcast. For updates on the go, readers can also access The Economist via an iPhone or iPad to peruse the latest photos, articles, charts, and Big Mac index.
Editorial cartoonist of The Economist since 1978, Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher turns his satirical eye on history and holidays in the third edition of An Illustrated Look at the Year Ahead. Unlike those that only print federally mandated opposite days, this month-counter pairs conventional holidays with quirkier factoids, such as James Joyce’s birthday and the anniversary of the earmuff’s patent. The auspicious persons, places, and dates of the month are then laid out in a cartoonish mise en scène, making an excellent gift for those who have an offbeat sense of humor or an offbeat understanding of backwardation.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide shipping address and name at checkout. New clients only. Not valid toward existing and previous Groupon subscriptions. Not valid for renewal. Valid for subscriptions within the U.S. only. Subscription activated automatically. Must purchase gift in separate transaction. Allow 5 weeks for delivery of 1st issue or 4 weeks for delivery of calendar. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Economist
The Economist's globe-spanning scope, comprehensive analysis, and unflinching grasp on world issues make it required reading to stay up to date on world news, politics, and business. First published in 1843, the publication still casts itself as a newspaper despite its magazine-style layout; each issue covers the main events of the week, with analysis and opinion sprinkled across its pages for good measure. A conversational tone and anonymity remain calling cards of The Economist's writers, keeping with the belief that what is written is more important than who writes it.