In the era of amateur-written “free” news and the terrible decline of quality journalism, The Economist’s new Espresso app is a real gem. It’s an iOS/Android app which delivers a digest of news stories to your phone every morning, kind of like circa or TL;DR, but curated and written by The Economist’s journalists. Top quality short stories with links to longer pieces in the magazine every now and then. Fantastic.
The Economist: Once you have gained a taste for adrenaline-flavoured simplicity, it can become addictive. Ukraine needs a decade of hard work on reform to recover the chances squandered in the past 25 years, building the institutions, habits and attitudes needed for honest, lawful government. That will require patience and expertise, not courage and barricades. I love Ukraine and Ukrainians, and I’m so glad that the violence stopped, but at the same time I’m worried about Ukraine’s future.