Duncan’s Economic Blog

Post 250: General Comments and Top 5

Posted in Uncategorized by duncanseconomicblog on October 1, 2010

This is my 250th post, not too bad for 18 months of blogging with a 7 month enforced break in the middle.

I thought I’d mark the occasion by asking for any general comments for readers and recapping my “top 5” posts, as ranked by views.

I’m always unsure of quite where to pitch this blog – should be more technical? Less so? Would people like more politics? Less? Should I do more on finance and banking? More of international economics? Less long rambles on quantitative easing? More short posts and updates on the economy?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

And on to the top 5, as ranked by page views.

1/ Crisis? What Crisis?

From March 2009, and day two of the blog, a longish post attacking the notion of a Sterling crisis.

2/ Ireland – A warning?

From only two weeks – a recap on Ireland over the past two years and the warnings for he coalition.

3/ Labour’s Economic Debate – Kalecki, Dalton, Clinton and David Miliband

A self-indulgently long post from August, on the economic plans of David Miliband.

4/  The US Economy: A Crisis of Capitalism?

Yet another long post, and yet another long one! This time of the US’s broken economic model.

5/ Savings, Investment & IS/LM: An Answer for Tim

From July last year, requested by Paul an answer to Tim Worstal on the (post) Keynesian view of savings and investment. It had an excellent debate in the comments.

Maybe, looking at these top five, there is indeed an appetite for longer, more thoughtful posts?

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  1. pablopatito said, on October 1, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Keep up the good work! Your blog and Chris Dillow’s are the only two blogs I regularly read. I’m less keen on the politics, but would like more and even longer economic posts.

  2. crossland said, on October 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    ^
    what he said.
    I come here to learn about the economy side of political economy.
    That’s clearly your USP but dont be afraid of the politics either .
    I got a lot out of your comments about Dalton and ‘cheap money’, and your thoughts on what Labours approach on the deficit should be.
    That there was a way of synthesising what Balls and Darling had said was useful and I dont think widely understood.

    Its because of blogs like this that last night on QT I was aware of what bollocks grant schapps was spouting about the UK bond market. (none of the panel did ,aAAAAGH !)
    a couple of years ago ,id have been suspicious but unnable to refute.

    that said a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and its very useful for layman like myself to follow the debate on blogs like yours to provide a bit of grounding as well as insight.

  3. Tom P said, on October 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Steady as she goes. The political aspect is v useful as we are not overburdened with economists on the Left.

  4. Alex said, on October 5, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Keep punching the Tories.


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