Since the article about Simon in the WSJ earlier today, we’ve been getting a large number of first-time visitors. On the chance that some of you are new to the economics blogs, I wanted to suggest a few other sites you might also want to check out. We are nowhere close to the be-all and end-all of information about the global economy or the current crisis, and in any case the more perspectives you get, the better.
- Planet Money is an excellent, excellent podcast for people who are relatively new to the world of economics and the financial crisis, and for people who commute and can listen to it in their cars. I listen to it for fun.
- Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal) gives you rapid coverage of economic issues as they arise.
- Calculated Risk and naked capitalism are good sources for near-real-time news about the crisis and the economy in general. Calculated risk has a particular focus on housing and mortgages; naked capitalism has incisive commentary from one side of the political spectrum.
- Econbrowser is more technical and data-oriented; more advanced readers will like this one.
- Economist’s View and Marginal Revolution provide in-depth articles applying economics to broad range of phenomena.
- And James Surowiecki has a blog!
Of course, we would love it if you would come back here often (or sign up for email subscriptions). But I wanted you to know some of your options.
(Feel free to add other suggestions in the comments.)