The Economist Special Section on the Midwest

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This week’s issue of The Economist contains a special section on the Midwest. You can probably access a limited number of these articles for free if you sign up for an account. The articles are:

I found their map of the Midwest interesting.

This is pretty close to my definition of the Heartland, though I’d take in more of Western Pennsylvania and New York. But if you’re looking for a map of the area I focus on in Heartland Intelligence, that’s a decent approximation.

The entire section is worth reading. If you’re unable to get the print edition because of coronavirus, you can buy individual issue digital editions in the Economist app on your phone.