We are journalists Helen Joyce, Natasha Loder and Matt Steinglass from The Economist. In yesterday's issue, The Economist began its campaign to champion the right to die. Ask us anything!
We’re Economist journalists /u/NatashaLoder, /u/HelenJoyce, and /u/MattSteinglass. We reported and wrote for the paper’s cover story this week on The Right to Die. You can also catch up with us on Twitter: @natashaloder @HJJoyceEcon @mattsteinglass.
Here’s our leader (free to read) explaining why the paper thinks legalising doctor-assisted suicide is the next great liberal cause: http://www.economist.com/node/21656182. Here’s our briefing on what we and other colleagues around the world found is a growing global campaign on the issue http://www.economist.com/node/21656122 We also polled 15 countries to find out what people thought about assisted dying, and under which circumstances they thought it should be allowed – explore the results here: http://www.economist.com/node/21656253 All three of us have been talking about this for months, between ourselves and with our colleagues. We’ve interviewed people who feel passionately on both sides of the story, and been told personal tales of extraordinary courage and adversity. We feel passionately about this.
UPDATE: Well, that's it for us - thanks all for the great questions, and hope we've engaged people in the issues. Thanks for reading! You can follow us on Twitter @HJJoyceEcon @NatashaLoder @mattsteinglass