All The News That Was

The invaluable British publication The Economist has put the complete text of their very first issue, dated September 2, 1843, on their Web site. Hot stories of the day included an expiring Latin American trade agreement, unintended consequences of the income tax laws, and the “Movements of the Anti-Corn-Law League“. I guess some things never change! Except for that last one, of course 🙂

(Thanks to Sandy Smith for sending me the pointer to this!)