Monday, May 17, 2004

The General decided to go strolling across the Field of Econoblogs this evening -- also known as "checking up on the competition". I stumbled across this definitive list of econoblogs at Marginal Revolution and decided to investigate them. Here's what I came up with.

Of the four "dominant oligopolists in the market," two are right-wing/libertarian (EconLog and The Knowledge Problem), one mildly liberal in the political sense (Brad DeLong) and one the economist's answer to Tom Friedman (Dynamist Blog).

Of the sixteen blogs in the second tier (plus the host), we have three virtually nonfunctioning (A Random Walk, Law and Economics, The Idea Shop) one mildly liberal (Asymmetrical Information), eight right-wing/libertarian (AtlanticBlog, Cold Spring Shops, Deinonychus antirrhopus, EconoPundit, Jacqueline Passey, Marginal Revolution, The Proximal Tubule, The Sports Economist), three standard mainstream (Angry Economist, Carnival of the Capitalists, Truck and Barter), one not noticeably about economics (Agoraphilia), and one non-ideological and thus not terribly interesting (Ben Muse).

Eight right-wingers/libertarians and not a single listed econoblog to the left of Brad DeLong! Now aren't you glad you have General Glut to make the world of economics more interesting?

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