Plenty of media outlets give you the what and whereof world events. The Economist gives you the why. We bring our readers a unique and independent perspective, covering every major development you need to know about- as well as many things you never realized you needed to know. Each week, The Economist spans everything from national and world news, politics, business and finance, science, technology and the arts. The Economist aims to go beyond the headlines, to get the bigger global picture.