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Yes, absolutely. I do wonder sometimes who some imagine the FPs to be. As you say, they aren't experts, they're regular people taking time out from their lives to do this as best they can. There's no training, no pay and damn little gratitude it seems.

We're a small, popular but not well-populated blog and we seem to do very well with limited resources. Not perfect, not self-satisfied, but doing okay.

Have we become repetitive with a small elite lecturing to a bunch of uncritical followers ? On economics, possibly. I know I know jack about the subject, but I know there's a heck of a lot wrong with the way things are and am glad to read a group of people here who can make sense of most of it and point me to people like Krugman for the rest.

We have been quite eclectic in our diaries, it's just that right now international economics is the only game in town, so it's gonna get discussed. A lot. So it skews the impression of the site. But that isn't how it was 9 months ago, nor is it how it'll be in 6 months when most of the stuff we're discussing will have been played out. We'll either be rising or falling but we won't be in this wait-state.

I dunno. Meta is okay, occasionally. But it can get overblown and emotional. Jerome does not wear his underpants on the outside of his trousers and ET is not gonna save the world; seems like we ain't even gonna Stop Blair after all. Sure we'd like to have consequence. And I'd like a pony, but it's not gonna happen

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 10:23:11 AM EST
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