Blake Hounshell draws our attention to a distressing trend:

A teenage rap duo in Chicago has recorded a track, aptly called "The Economist," that extols the British publication's breadth and brevity and samples podcast commentary by correspondents Edward Lucas and Anthony Gottlieb.

"The style in which they write is simple and concise, how do they get their sentences so precise?" the rappers wonder.

The answer, of course, is "heavy-handed editing" facilitated by lack of bylines.