Wednesday, 28 March 2012

More bloggers really are needed

Over at Groping towards Bethlehem the point is made that a blog really becomes a blog when other blogs link to /recognise it. That is, when a blog becomes part of a conversation. But as has been noted before conversations on New Zealand blogs on specialised bits of economic policy, or even more so economic theory, are limited because few of those economists who blog are working in the same area. Thin markets don't help create a blogosphere. The overlap in expertise/interests of Anti-Dismal, Offsetting Behaviour, TVHE, Groping towards Bethlem and Fair Play and Forward Passes is too thin to generate the interplay of ideas and opinions needed to create and sustain ongoing conversions.

In short, we just need more New Zealand economics blogs!

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