By Felix Salmon
October 13, 2009

" data-share-img="" data-share="twitter,facebook,linkedin,reddit,google" data-share-count="true">

BusinessWeek value goes from $1 billion in 2000 to less than $5 million nine years later — BW

A pie chart about bars! A bar chart about pies! — NYT

“Today’s pornography laws are a trap for unwary teens and criminalize a large fraction of America’s young people” — SSRN

Design awesomeness: Dyson’s blade-free fan — Wired

Lady GaGa plays MoCA! “The output will be flawlessly imperfect” — Style

Did high-frequency trading kill Michael Jackson? — Kid Dynamite

“Greenland is poised to achieve a geopolitical importance it hasn’t had since the invention of Risk.” — Atlantic

A digital-only subscription to The Economist is $19.95/month. Or $126.99 for a year’s subscription to the mag AND online. — Economist


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see

Actually digital only subscription for a year is $79. $19.95 is for one month only.

any comment on what will happen with Australian Currency in a few weeks a head?. seem that the American dollar will no longer play roles in the transaction over the world?.

The Austrailian dollar will rise against the american in the short term, since it is paying interest and the dollar is not.
Long term? It’s a simple resource economy vs. a developed service economy. If we went back to butchering our natural resources like we did two hundred years ago, things would be a lot easier. Note that in the talk of world trade, the whole thing favors resource economies, especially poor farming nations, and THEN manufacturing nations…level one and two economies. America is a service economy, level three, and we still face the biggest trade barriers in the world…because no one wants to allow our services in. Eh.
–Bob D.

Posted by Bob D | Report as abusive

Aren’t pretty much all the articles on the Economist online site free? Why would anyone pay $79 for a subscription if they can read it for free?

Posted by Nate | Report as abusive