Unfortunately, in between my fun (but demanding) day job and studying for the CFA, I am finding that I just don’t have the time and mental energy to sustain the level of blogging seen here recently. From now on, barring exigent circumstances I will be publishing two items weekly: one proper post, and another with links and some brief thoughts on them. It’s something I have been considering for a while, but the change was prompted by my hasty adventures this week over reserve requirements, which are somewhat symptomatic of my mental overstretch (I will return to the question in future, but I need to put some more serious thought in first). So I’m going to pull back a bit and focus more intently on what I see as my comparative advantage – conceptual/philisophical issues in economics. I hope this will give me time to interact more fully in the comments section and to phrase what I write more carefully. It has been amazing to pull in some fantastic commenters in the last few weeks; you guys are awesome and I really would love it if you stick around (the ‘follow by email’ and RSS feed buttons are on the top right!). I hope this change means I will be at my best with everything I write in future.
To whet your appetite, some things I have bouncing around my head at the moment include:
- Alternatives to the fiduciary theory of the firm (and towards a more general theory, including non-profit orgs)
- Some stuff on the economic concept of ‘capital’ (of which I am not a fan)
- The case for using market forecasts in public policy (esp. monetary)
- The role GDP accounting may be playing in the debate over the existence of ‘liquidity traps’
I may also re-publish (with light edits) some of the best posts I wrote in the period before most of you started tuning in.
Many thanks for reading,