September 11, 2008
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Posted by: me at September 11, 2008 07:39 AM
Look forward to your comments on the nosedive in the price of oil. Sure looks like a rapid unwind of speculative bets to me, instead of measured reaction to falling demand.
Posted by: jg at September 11, 2008 07:47 AM
Mazel Tov! I'm looking forward to seeing you reach #1.
Posted by: Phil Rothman at September 11, 2008 10:50 AM
You guys have the best economics analysis on the web! Thinkers and definitely not Linkers.
Posted by: Dan in EuroLand at September 11, 2008 01:14 PM
You're Number 1 with me!
Posted by: Joseph Somsel at September 11, 2008 02:37 PM
There's always next year. ;-)
Posted by: Charles at September 11, 2008 03:31 PM
Yes, but the poll was before Menzie's Sarah Palin meltdown.
Posted by: Ted at September 11, 2008 05:00 PM
I'll bet if academic economists and other graduated-trained economists were the only ones polled, this blog would be #1 by a wide margin.
Ted: You're too funny. Menzie's Sarah Palin financial crisis post merited 147 comments (not including the ones that were deleted).
Onward and upward! Thank you for the "hmmm, I see" moments guys!
Posted by: GNP at September 12, 2008 01:59 AM
GNP, that's a lovely juxtaposition of arguments.
First, you tout the devotion of academic economists.
Then, you cite the number of comments on a thread dominated by Daily Kos-style partisan lunatics who don't know the first thing about economics responding to Menzie's ill-considered post.
You are a master of irony.
Posted by: W.C. Varones at September 12, 2008 09:29 PM
W.C. Varones: Actually, those are meant to be separate points. The blog's overall popularity is presumably an important criteria in the rankings.
I thought Menzie's points were valid, though agreement per se is not a necessary condition for enjoying and benefiting from the blog.
Frankly, I don't fully understand this knee-jerk partisan defensiveness of nanny-state Republican supporters. If you suspect Palin's understanding of the financial sector is poor, please have a closer look at her natural resource/energy policies which seem driven by populist colonial entitlement and open-access ideology more than anything else.
Incidentally, here's a message for Republican partisans who may feel a little beat up on this blog. Liberal American economists rarely sin by commission; they tend to sin by omission.
Take it from a guy who can smell moose in the bush. Isn't that a great 'authority argument'?
Posted by: GNP at September 15, 2008 08:19 AM