A Future With Less News | The New Republic

Alan Rusbridger’s account of his time at The Guardian illustrates the possibilities and limits of journalism in the digital era. “I think news is incredibly important to society and democracy,” Mark Zuckerberg told a group of editors and media executives in May. The Guardian and its sister newspaper, The Observer, had reported two months earlier …

Macron’s concessions set to blow out French deficit | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – France is on course to overshoot the European Union’s budget deficit ceiling next year without new spending cuts after President Emmanuel Macron caved in to anti-government street protests. Macron announced wage increases for the poorest workers and a tax cut for most pensioners on Monday to defuse …