au revoir economic and political knowledge

Coming to terms with reality, I significantly cut back my blogs. I really came to the conclusion when I was reading The Last Lecture. The video is, of course, exceptional.

The book acts as a good supplement to the video. Some points are better developed because it’s not so cramped for time. Other things that were too emotional to delve into in the video get explored. One of my thoughts coming away from it was that I can’t wait to have children.

Onto the point of this post. I’ve known for a while there’s too much content. Too many books, blogs, movies, tv shows, and artists that I want to consume. In The Last Lecture, Pausch talked about how much he emphasizes time management to his students. That got me thinking.

I really enjoyed following the politics of economic policy, as well as some personal finance blogs. But, they aren’t that relevant to my life right now, and there are more important things to do with precious time. So, here is my funeral for my reading of these blogs.

  • Megan McArdle: Good economic reasoning seasoned with personality.
  • Marginal Revolution: Great pair of GMU Econ Profs. Tyler Cowen is a renaissance man.
  • EconLog: Kling has had some of the best financial crisis coverage that you’ve never heard.
  • Greg Mankiw: Classic
  • Radley Balko: The world would be a better place if people knew about the abuses of the drug war.
  • Jacob Grier: Libertarian Commentator, Bartender, and Barista
  • Clive Crook: Foreign perspective on domestic politics.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Intelligent racial commentary from the other side, with personality.
  • gapingvoid: Interesting cartoons and thoughts on living with the new web.
  • Get Rich Slowly: Good thoughts about personal finance.
  • One Frugal Girl: One person’s journey through finance.
  • I Will Teach You to be Rich: I’d say more of a self improvement site. Interesting.

Maybe in a little bit, I’ll detail the high volume blogs that I do still choose to read.


One Response to au revoir economic and political knowledge

  1. Ski says:

    Congrats! You finally get it!

    Some people get their inspiration from a particular piece of artwork, others from music … it seems appropriate that you would get it from a popular youtube clip.

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