I just realized I didn’t have a link in my blogroll to the excellent EconLog blog, run by economists Arnold Kling, Bryan Caplan, and David Henderson.
Like most engineers, I don’t let the lack of much economic training get in the way of good economic philosophizing/debating, but I’ve learned a lot from their takes on economics and policy. I particularly like Arnold’s recent discussion of Patterns of Sustainable Specialization and Trade as part of the explanation for the current economic downturn. I don’t think it tells the full story–I think there’s still room for some of the “Austrian” business cycle thinking, and some of the insights that “Mish” Shedlock has given about credit’s often-misunderstood role in economics.
If you aren’t reading these blogs on a regular basis, I’d suggest doing so. These guys don’t agree on everything, and you probably won’t agree with them on everything, but you’ll probably agree that most of the conversation there is enlightening.
Figured I’d share.