The Economist now available on Kindle

I’ve mentioned a few times in the past that I’d really like to see The Economist available on the Kindle. Well, now it is. But it’s $10.49 a month. Ouch. Newsweek is only $1.49 a month, and they’re both weeklies, with about the same amount of content. I was definitely ready to drop my Newsweek subscription in favor of The Economist, until I saw the price tag. They seem to have priced it so that it’s just about the same price as a print subscription. I understand the reason why they do this, whether it’s with Kindle books and magazines, or iTunes music and video downloads, but I really wish they’d give it up. It’s a lot cheaper to deliver a magazine or a newspaper electronically than it is to produce and deliver a physical copy. The price should reflect this.

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