OLD Media Moves

FT starts daily economics newsletter

February 3, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Martin Sandbu's Free LunchThe Financial Times has added Tuesday a daily curated economics newsletter that will be sent to its subscribers.

“Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch” will provide a spirited take on the big economic questions of the day.

The email newsletter, written by economist Martin Sandbu, will land in FT subscribers’ inboxes by lunchtime in Europe each weekday. It will feature Sandbu’s daily analysis of a leading global economy policy topic, as well as other relevant reading from the FT and beyond.

“‘Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch’ enhances our offerings for busy readers wanting to focus on the issues that matter,” said Andrew Jack, the FT’s head of aggregation, in a statement. “It provides high quality original analysis on the big economic issues. Free Lunch follows the launch of our early morning daily newsletter FirstFT and is produced by a new and growing editorial team focused on the curation of the best news and analysis.’

Sandbu was formerly the FT’s economics leader writer, shaping the FT’s leaders on international economic policy questions such as the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the remaking of global financial regulation.

The name and practice of the “Free lunch” – that nothing comes for nothing – has inspired writers from Rudyard Kipling to the economist Milton Friedman, whose There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch was published in 1975.

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