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This is not an official Econlog reader survey™. If it were, I would consult my co-blogger Bryan as well as Lauren, our lovely and talented webmaster.

But my previous post left me wondering. Does our readership regularly read Mankiw's blog and Marginal Revolution, so that it is redundant for me to link to their posts unless I have something specific to say about them? How about Asymmetrical Information?

Answer the question by saying something like "yes, I read GM and AI, but not MR," or somesuch.

In the last couple of months, which one or two topics have gotten you most interested in Econlog? Which one or two topics do you wish we he had not wasted space on?

Answer in the comments. Let's hear from more than just the usual commenters (although your views are certainly welcome). Lurkers, speak up!


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COMMENTS (163 to date)
Ryan writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

AnonymousLibraryStudent writes:

Yes, I read Marginal Revolution, Greg Mankiw, and Asymmetrical Information.

Josh H writes:

I'm pretty new at this econ blog stuff, but I'm only reading MR, probably because it's the only one I've discovered as of yet.

Alex J. writes:

MR only. Don't mind the links b/c they don't take up much time. Pareto's law applies to your and Bryan's posts, so just post what you think is good enough. Don't force anything.

Tushar Saxena writes:

Yes, I read GM and MR but not AI. Infact I hadn't even heard of AI until now.

Bryan's public choice insights and Arnold's health care insights bring me back regularly to this blog, and oh of course the regular leftist-bashing is always music to a libertarian's ears :) (or apple to one's eyes?--considering its words on a screen)


~a lurker

The de Gray book review was the best from you. Posts on restricting enfranchisement are the best from Caplan. The political correctness posts were the biggest waste of space in my opinion.

I read both MR and AI, but it's still good info to see the posts you think are worth linking to. I say keep it up, but try to force yourself to write a sentence or two of commentary about anything you choose to link to.

Bruce G Charlton writes:

I read MR, GM, Cafe Hayek, Carpe Diem, Tim Worstall among economics blogs

- I tried AI but went-off it (and the comments are terrible...)

Fergus O'Rourke writes:

I read MR and AI but not GM. I think the topics you write about are fine. When I cease to like the topics you choose or the way you write about them, I will unsubscribe. I suspect that I am not unique in that. Life's too short and the blogosphere too rich to spend time trying to get one blog to change.

Marc Resnick writes:

I read GM, but not the others. Only so many hours in a day.

James Tauber writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI. Please feel free to link to MR and GM, though, as I sometimes skim them and you linking to them would help decide whether to go back to read them.

John Goes writes:

I occasionally read GM, always read MR, rarely read AI. I keep an eye on the topics on this blog, but I only occasionally read it.

Good recent topics: health care, discussion of IR and Farewell to Alms.

Waste of space: PC posts maybe, posts overly focused on academia as a way of life and self-referential posts about blogging.

Would like to see: more discussion of the Fed, housing bubble and highlighting of interesting papers, experiments or events in the economy, with or without additional commentary.

Riemannian writes:

I always read MR, read GM (though it's been getting tedious with single link posts), and often read AI (though the comments are horrible).

I'd like to see more discussions about the role of institutions in government and economic growth, discussions of the Singularity hypothesis, and LESS about health care - not knowing much about policy really hurts reading those entries.

Mik writes:

MR always. GM sometimes. AI never.

jsalvati writes:

I read GM, MR and AS (which seems sorta defunctish now that Megan left). I especially like Bryan's public choice stuff. Immigration is a favorite topic as well. Keep the links comming, they're not a waste of time even if I don't follow the actual link.

hanmeng writes:

I read MR, GM, Cafe Hayek, AI, Coyote Blog, Becker-Posner, and Poor & Stupid via google reader. I stopped reading Tim Worstall for some reason. I only stop by econlog every once in a while, because google reader only shows partial posts, and I'm often too lazy to come over here.

dearieme writes:

I gave up on GM. He seemed never to engage with his commenters.

Johan Richter writes:

I read MR but not AI.

Garthnak writes:

I don't read MR, GM, or AI regularly, but I read Econlog every day. I also read Cafe Hayek and Mises blog and several others.

EM writes:

I read GM, MR, and Cafe Hayek when it comes to general econ blogs.

Acad ronin writes:

I read MR, GM, Megan McArdle (wherever she is), Cafe Hayek, & Overcoming Bias, all via Google Reader, which is to say I don't necessarily read each entry beyond what Reader provides.

Mike writes:

EL, GM, and MR are my top three with occasional AI and others. Keep up the good work, these blogs keep me plugged into what's going on that I might miss on my own!

Joshua Macy writes:

Yes, I read Mankiw, Marginal Revolution, and Asymmetrical Information.

Jeff writes:

I read GM and MR daily (in addition to Cafe Hayek, Freakonomics, Free Exchange, and DeLong) but AI usually only if a post is referred to by a blog I read. I don't mind you linking to other posts I've already read at all, and I certainly approve of linking when your own thoughts are given.

liberty writes:

I read MR. I don't like Mankiw much (because I used his text in macro) but should probably read it anyway. Links to points of interest from there are hence useful for me. I don't read AI unless there is something specific of interest there.

My favorite stuff at Econlog includes: big questions of economic importance (economic theory and history, welfare stuff, socialism, etc) and pointers for students interested in getting a PhD. I like when Econlog balances MR by focusing on slightly more important topics.

Al T writes:

Yes, I read GM, AI, MR and Cafe Hayek.

Randomscrub writes:

I read Asymmetrical Information and Cafe Hayek regularly.

Phil writes:

Of the three, I read MR only.

Bob writes:

I read MR and Mankiw, but not AI.

My favorite posts of the last couple months were
What is a High-Trust Society?
and The Wonder That Is Dog. But this month I've also pointed people towards:
Where Haidt Falls Short
From Autos to Health Care
Understanding Gender
The Bayes Who Wasn't There, and
Demonology in America

Craig March writes:

Unlurk...

I don't read any of the other blogs - unless you link to them. I think it's good practice to link back to whatever your talking about regardless, plus it makes it easier for me if you do.

There hasn't been anything I haven't enjoyed - in fact the great enjoyment I take from this blog comes from the new ideas/topics/commentary within your worlds that you talk about.

Lurk...

nicole writes:

I read MR only (I also read Cafe Hayek, CoyoteBlog, and sometimes Overcoming Bias [though I am usually not up to date on that one, so the links help]) of those three. I like Bryan on public choice, I like the posts on healthcare, and I have really liked your posts on the mortgage crisis.

I feel like I have had a Farewell to Alms overkill due to Tyler's bookforum (though that was hugely successful and fun to read), and sometimes I get bored of the posts on academia - a world I am glad to be out of for a time.

David Tufte writes:

I read all the ones mentioned, plus others.

But ... I'd like to see more affirmation posts - if you read it and like it, tell us. It's great if it's deeper than that, but it doesn't have to be.

The problem with not doing that is that it gives the opposing voices a better starting position. It also lessens the ability to find that topic through search engines down the road.

FWIW: I intend to do one of those affirmations on voluntaryXchange about Tyler's post about the healthcare-income gradient from yesterday.

ZW writes:

I also read GM, MR, AI, CH, and Free Exchange.

Redundancy: I don't mind these, but it would be helpful if you confined them to only those posts you believe absolutely should not be missed, just in case I passed the first time I saw them.

lee writes:

Yes, I subscribe to this blog, Mankiw, MR, and AI.

Zubon writes:

I read MR but not GM or AI. At least, I have not read AI since it moved to The Atlantic (lack of interest by association).

Jody writes:

read em all

Igor writes:

I read MR, not GM and AI.

Lise writes:

As a lurker, I read MR daily, GM about once a week, and AI only if a blog like MR or yours mentions/links to an interesting AI post.

Sean writes:

I read MR and GM but not AI.

Shane writes:

I read MR regularly and Mankiw and AI irregularly.

Carleton writes:

I read MR, GM, and Cafe Hayek daily, but no AI, unless linked to from the others.

Jeff Westcott writes:

I read all three.

Tom Myers writes:

I subscribe to all three, as well as DeLong, Rodrik, Vox Baby and Becker-Posner. Cross-links still sometimes remind me that I meant to look more carefully at some post. I was interested in (not convinced by) the Farewell to Alms post... appreciative of the unemployment note... wishing for more ways to think about technology and productivity.

Swimmy writes:

I read all three of the listed blogs rather devoutly, but I like in-group discussion.

Hamish Barney writes:

I read MR, Cafe Hayek, GM, Organizations and Markets, Overcoming Bias... among others.

I used to read AI but it doesn't seem to work with Google Reader since she moved to the Atlantic. As a result I've only been reading it periodically of late.

Michael K writes:

I read all three blogs (MR, Econlog, and Mankiw). I'd love to see some more healthcare discussed, as it seems to be a key issue in the coming election.

bingo writes:

I read MR, AI, and skim many others that are linked, most often TCS.

My deepest interest is health care economics and I found Econolog through "Crisis of Abundance."

I'd wish for more interaction from both Bryan and Arnold in the comments. Failing that a short email offline from either in response to serious inquiries would enhance my experience.

Josh writes:

I used to read MR, Cafe Hayek, Vox Baby, Division of Labour, and several other blogs daily. But, due to a lack of time, Econlog is the only blog I now read. I appreciate the links back to MR and the others.

ArtD0dger writes:

Those three are in my Bloglines feed list, as is EconLog. But a link from another blog is a much better indicator of interesting content than the 'new posts' flag, so please, link away.

Travis Miller writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

rkillings writes:

I read (or at least subscribe to the feeds for) GM and MR but not AI.

But why link to any post if you have nothing specific to say about it? We read you for your specific takes on things.

wintercow20 writes:

I read all of them.

I would be interested in more coverage on the ethical and moral foundations of economics. Tyler sometimes hits on this, but not in a very direct manner. He did touch it in his book, with his continued reminding to the reader that there is more to economics than just dollars and cents. Of course, we all know this, but I still think we need to do a better job getting that message across.

drtaxsacto writes:

I read MR and Sometimes Mankiw's but most MR and Econlog. But I also listen to Econtalk - I enjoy all three. This one is also great for its links to other economic topics including getting people and their ideas straight

Karthic Dixit writes:

MR yes; Neither GM nor AI.
I unsubscribed from feeds to the latter two when I found, over a period of probably a year, that Econlog acted as an excellent filter by linking me, by and large without exceptions, to almost all the posts on both that would have interested me in the first place.
To add a remark half in jest: I suspect most "lurkers" here are probably "learners" who, like me, have their hands full just assimilating what's presented!

PJ writes:

Yes I read Maginal Revolution, Mankiw and Asymmetrical Information

TGGP writes:

I read Overcoming Bias the most often, MR most days, sometimes CafeHayek and every once in a while the Austrian Economists. That's pretty much all GMU. I don't bother with Haahvaahd guys like Mankiw or Rodrik (though I did read Borjas sometimes when the immigration bill was big news). None of the people at the Atlantic are economists, so why read them?

Erich writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

Econ learner writes:

I read MR about as often as EconLog, AI about half as often, and GM hardly ever.

Tadeusz writes:

I read MR and Overcoming Bias. I do appreciate cross-links, though, if they come with some commentary.

Badger writes:

I read MR and GM but not AI.

RBC writes:

Yes to MR and AI.

No to the pigoublog, er, GM.

And I like the links; always good to see a 2nd opinion on something, especially when it differs.

fb writes:

MR always, GM generally, JG right now, but might lapse. Comments on these blogs encouraged, though links without comment generally redundant for me (on the other hand, probably super-valuable for those not reading those blogs).

Generally the most interesting blogging for me is (sincere) positive commentary on those you generally disagree with.

Matt C writes:

I read MR occasionally. AI less so and probably less so yet since Jane moved over. Mankiw only when one of you guys links to him. :)

I would love to hear more from you (Kling) on national defense issues--I don't agree with you and would like to better understand where you're coming from. I think you are not a usual libertarian in this area and I suspect I'm not alone in being curious.

Gabriel M. writes:

I read them all and many others.

Tom West writes:

Yes, I read MR, AI (and it's current incarnation as MM), and GM.

ed writes:

Read MR & GM, sometimes AI.

Enjoy most posts, no complaints. Especially like Kling's posts on health care and housing.

I read MR, GM but not AI.

Manjira Dasgupta writes:

Yes, I read GM,MR(now and then).
That apart, overcoming bias (on a regular basis), Dani Rodrik. And, of course, Econlog. I have found its detailed Category Archive extremely valuable.

Your Links to others:
Far from being redundant, they provide additional comments \ insights, and often as a guide whetehr to follow up on something or not.

Recent Discussions found useful \ interesting:
Education, posts on rationality, healthcare, unusual takes on the energy question.

Gary Rogers writes:

I have created links to all of the blogs you mentioned, but do not have time to read them on a regular basis. I originally started reading your blog because you have the most original and correct views on health care I have seen anywhere. I have continued to read and be impressed and inspired by the ideas that you and Bryan discuss. Keep up the good work.

Egyptian Lover writes:

I read them both daily. Thanks to all for the education and insight.

Ajay writes:

I do not read any of the three you list, as I find the GM posts you link to okay but not worth following on a regular basis and MR and AI somewhat boring or irrelevant. Also, those blogs appear to be much more popular, judging from the long comment threads they engender, and I prefer to frequent a blog with a small group of smart commenters rather than all the noise one would find on those blogs. However, I don't primarily frequent this blog because of the lack of copious comments; I figure those blogs are more popular precisely because they're lower quality and can be digested by lower minds. My one complaint about EconLog would be that the bloggers rarely engage the commenters by commenting on their own posts (a google search finds that Arnold has commented around 50 times on EconLog so far this year, or once every 5 days). One doesn't have to reply to every comment but, if you're reading the comments, a summary comment generally addressing issues raised by others would be worthwhile. As for the blog topics covered, there are too many good ones to list and no bad ones, only occasional bad takes on a subject. This is one of only three blogs that I read daily for precisely that reason.

agent00yak writes:

I always read MR, usually AI and sometimes GM.
I would second the opinion that econlog posts showing up fully in google reader would be a much more optimal situation.

Topics I like seeing:

1. Blog debates.

I have crude mental models of how each blogger thinks and knowing who agrees on any particular issue helps me "take sides". For this reason, I like links to a known blog combined with a comment agreeing or disagreeing with the other blog.

2. Pet topics.

When one of you are really interested in a topic, you tend to create rather interesting posts. The main pet topics that come to mind: Health care, education and voter rationality.


That said, I'm interested in pretty much all the topics you guys touch on. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

JayK writes:

Read Cafe Hayek, EconLog, MR, Mises Econ Blog.
Do keep providing the links. Liked the posts on Economics Curriculum and Happiness Research.
Thanks!

John C writes:

I read Tyler Cowen, Greg Mankiw and Megan McArdle several times per week. I use "Economics Roundtable" to review articles on all the major Econmics blogs.

I most enjoy the discussions of technology, exchange rates, developing economies and the distribution of wealth.

Josh writes:

I read MR, GM and AI, but I don't mind when you link to them. On most days, I may miss several stories on each blog, so when they're cross-linked, it both increases my chances and provides an implicit weighting mechanism that helps find the most interesting stuff.

I like most of what you guys write.

Justin writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

Freedom, Soar! writes:

I read Mankiw and MR and Kling/Caplan regularly and don't mind the cross-referencing. Although redundant, it also informs us, don't forget, of how each of you react to each other.

Larry writes:

All, and I hope you'll focus on your slant on the topics of the day (rather than on your research) and on keeping your peers (including your economist opponents on the left) honest.

Francisco writes:

I read GM and MR, but not AI.
Please don't link to any popular blog.

Paul Sand writes:

I read GM, AI, and MR. ("So why am I not smarter?") Nothing at EconLog is a total waste, although probably the graphic novel stuff I would not have missed. The various posts on voter rationality caused me to read Bryan's book. I also like Arnold's comments on health care issues. But (since I read Bryan's book), I'm dubious the voting public will suddenly become equally enlightened in that area.

ron writes:

I read MR, Cafe Hayek regularly AI occasionally and Mankiw rarely.

Rod writes:

I read the others infrequently. Your links are very useful.

David writes:

I read GM, AI, and MR. I don't read many others off your blogroll, so I'd rather have links to exceptional posts from other blogs than more links to those three.

Rob writes:

I read MR and Megan McCardle's Atlantic blog regularly. I follow links to GM, but don't check it regularly.

In my humble opinion, blog posts are easy to skip past. I say keep linking to all 3. I find it interesting to see what posts others found interesting.

Andrew writes:

I read Marginal Revolution and Asymetrical Information, but not Greg Mankiw's blog.

Carl Marks writes:

Yes to MR, Greg Mankiw, Cafe Hayek,
No to AI

Blog about your research.

Blog about yourself, your motorcycles, your daydreams of other worlds.

Michael Sullivan writes:

I read MR about as often as I read this blog, which means that I read at least the RSS skim version of just about everything, even if it sometimes takes a few days.

I read GM occasionally on his own, but miss a lot if it's not noted from somewhere else (and almost always follow links). I generally only read AI when following links, and sometimes don't bother with that.

Oh, and for some examples you haven't mentioned but might care about, I read Brad Delong about as often as here, and Dani Rodrik and Cafe Hayek about as often as Greg M. Krugman, I often read when linked, never otherwise. Right-wingers who don't lean libertarian, I pretty much don't bother reading at all.

Quant writes:

Read GM and MR, don't like AI.

Floccina writes:

I read MR but not GM and AI.

Pat writes:

Regular MR reader, rely on links to GM and AI.

Marc writes:

I read Marginal Revolution, Greg Mankiw, and Asymmetrical Information. I probably read Megan over at the Atlantic the most, Marginal Revolution a VERY close second, and Greg Mankiw less than the other two. I also check in regularly at Reason Magazine, Brad DeLong, and Cafe Hayek.

Frank writes:

GM, TCS Daily, MR, Political Calculations, and Econlog (in that order)

SheetWise writes:

I read MR, browse GM about weekly, am aware of, but never visit AI unless linked.

JP writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

Shakespeare's Fool writes:

Marginal Revolution almost every day, Mankiw almost as often, your blog almost as often as Mankiw.
What I want more of: graphs, but maybe that needs a separate blog.
Many people don’t like graphs.
(When graphs are clicked on they should become screen fillers, not the same size in the upper left hand corner.)

cljo writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

Aaron writes:

Read Mankiw but not the other 2.

Scott McGerik writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

jafkheir writes:

I read all 3 blogs regularly.

Your posts about D. North are very informative. many thanks for your effort at this regard.

Caliban Darklock writes:

MR - always
GM - rarely, but I do feel guilty for not reading it
AI - almost never

Ben Kalafut writes:

Yes, I read them, but not as regularly as this 'blog.

Matt writes:

I read you and DeLong because you two go through the effort of reading the other blogs for us.

Sam writes:

I read MR, AI, and GM, as well as others. I appreciate more commentary, but gratuitous links are fine.

Richard G Brown writes:

Yes. I read Marginal Revolution and Asymetrical Information, but not Mankiw's blog. However, I still appreciate links to content on them since I don't read every article on every blog that I subscribe to. A seemingly unpromising article on MR or AI may escape my attention were it not for a link from somewhere else.

If I had any request, it would be to improve your RSS feed. The abstracts are so short as to be useless. This means I read far fewer Econlog posts than perhaps I should - it's hard to tell from the short summary whether it's worth clicking on the link.

[Hi, Richard. You are just subscribing to the wrong RSS feed. We have several because some people want only the excerpts and others the whole posts. Switch to http://econlog.econlib.org/index.xml for the whole posts.--Econlib Ed.]

asg writes:

I read MR religiously, Jane Galt (at her new location at the Atlantic) regularly, and Mankiw often but not always.

max writes:

Do not read GM or AI. Faithully read MR.

Dwight Schrute writes:

MR and Econlog daily. Mankiw and AI every few days.

patrick writes:

MR and GM often, AI never but maybe i should start

TG writes:

The feeds for MR, AI & GM are in my reader.

Caliban Darklock writes:

Update: I've subscribed to the RSS feed over at AI, but Mankiw doesn't have one so I can't subscribe - and thus I won't be reading.

To date, the only economist I have ever deemed worthy of a manual daily site visit is Russ Nelson. Greg Mankiw, while he may be more widely respected, simply doesn't agree with me as often... and therefore cannot possibly be as smart.

David writes:

I regularly read MR, but not AI or GM.

FWIW, I read Cafe Hayek fairly regularly.

Thomas writes:

I read GM, MR, and CH (Cafe Hayek), but not AI (whose grasp of economics seems weak to me).

Richard writes:

I regularly read each of the blogs you identify. Contrary to the previous reader, I think that Megan McArdle's grasp of economics is quite strong.

I am interesting in everything you blog about except comic books.

Joe Kristan writes:

I read AI regularly, MR occasionally, Mankiw rarely.

Dan writes:

I read all three.

Sisyphus writes:

I read AI, Megan McArdle's new blog at the Atlantic, MR, and the Economist's Free Exchange for my econoblogging, along with this blog.

Bob writes:

I read MR, but not GM or AI.

John writes:

I read MR, EconLog and Cafe Hayek everyday.

I also go to Economist's View to mix it up with the Lefties.

I read Mankiw, Delong and Rodrik once and while...especially when you link to them.

Becky writes:

I read GM, AI, and MR. MR and this blog are my favorites -- I read every post. The other two I skim.

Joshua Holmes writes:

I read MR religiously. Mankiw when I think of it. McArdle never.

But comment on all of it. More viewpoints and more insight is all to the good.

Matt writes:

Only MR.

Of your posts, the health care ones tend to be most interesting, but I wouldn't say I thought any of them were a waste of space.

Mrs. Davis writes:

Stopped AI. I'll check out the others. But I read here because of the parties you show up at and the TCS articles.

Can't say that I do read them. I read this, tcsdaily, cafe hayek, and freakonomics. My daily dose of economics in an interdisciplinary world

Douglass Holmes writes:

I read this site and on occasion, the FEE site. If you don't link to it, I probably won't read it.

Pretinieks writes:

I read MR daily, have almost abandoned AI, have took a look at GM maybe three times ever - so it's rather yes, no, no.
(I also read Cafe Hayek, Freakonomics and Marc Andreesen)

I enjoy Bryan's attempts of interdisciplinary approach and Arnold's insights into economic history.
(or is it all the way round? I must admit I sometimes don't even notice who wrote what - perhaps you are a pretty coherent team)

I'm a bit sick of health care. :)

Kimmitt writes:

I read AI but not MR or GM. I have a love-hate relationship with GM, as I love to teach with his undergrad books but can't stand how he has chosen to use his status as a public intellectual.

PrestoPundit writes:

I often click to econ blogs from the Econ Roundtable site, so often I haven't read a particular GM or MI that you've commented on -- because your hooks are usually better (from my perspective) than those of GM and MI (you usually have more to say). I like all sorts of stuff talked about here -- the more off the beaten path the better.

Lance writes:

I read GM and MR, but not AI.

Patri Friedman writes:

I don't read GM, AI, or MR, except when blogs like yours link to them. I've tried AI & MR, didn't like them enough to read regularly.

mnbr writes:

I read MR religiously - a couple of times a day. GM and AI (and Dani Rodrik)less frequently, maybe twice a week (about the same as my reading of Econlog).

Elton writes:

I read the other three econ blogs only occasionally, so I appreciate links to important posts on those sites.

Unit writes:

My daily routine is (in this order):
* CafeHayek + read some comments sometimes
* Econlog + read all comments
* MarginalRevolution + read no comments but did read recent comments for the book club
* Greg Mankiw + read no comments
* Overcoming Bias but only Hanson's posts (rarely browse at the comments)
* Austrian Economists + all comments
* EliDourado + comments
Less frequently:
* David Friedman's blog
* Organizations and Markets

So thank you for linking to what you read.

I read MR but not GM and AI -but I also read and love Cafe Hayek -- Most of the topics on EconLog I find interesting and I'd like to see more on the impacts of disruptive technologies and/or biz models -

8 writes:

I read MR.

SJC in Detroit writes:

Don't regularly visit any of them so appreciate the links and comments.

Love the comments on applications of economic theory and how you'd teach it. Not as excited about latest happenings of GMU faculty. Thanks to you and Bryan for a fine site and keep up the good work.

LemmusLemmus writes:

I read MR but not the other two. I also read The Sports Economist and Freakonomics.

I am an irregular reader of this site.

Jeremy writes:

I read MR, Mankiw, AI, Cafe Hayek, Carpe Diem. I enjoy the links because there are so many other blogs to read that I may have missed or forgotten what the original post was about.

English Professor writes:

I read MR, GM, and Cafe Hayek, but not AI.

Keep all the links anyway. I don't always get to all of them, and the links often point me to things I've missed.

slavisa writes:

I read MR daily, GM once in a while, do not read AI.

Grzesiek writes:

Mankiw - Yes
Marginal Revolution - No
Asymmetrical Information - No

caveat bettor writes:

I read GM and MR regularly and completely (several times per week), but only sample AI infrequently (a few times a month).

myke writes:

Bookmarked for regular reading is MR not AI or GM (others boookmarked are: this blog, cafe hayek, overcoming bias, boettke's austrian economists, and free exchange)

cbisquit writes:

I read MR but not the other 2. I just started reading this blog after prof. caplan's book but I like the dynamic between both of you. I particularly enjoy posts in which you directly address each other's points because I fear that co-bloggers have a tendency to speak to each other outside the public forum and we miss a lot of insight that way.

Warren writes:

I read GM, MR, Cafe Hayek, DeLong, Freakonomics, but not AI

Horatio writes:

I read them all, but only sporadically.

Jonathan Cast writes:

I read none of these (although I'm a faithful follower of Overcoming Bias).

Chris Morgan writes:

MR, GM, BeckerPonser, Austrian Economists.

Topics: Economics Methodology. Current Research in micro/macro fields. Political Economy, Policy news.

Chris.

AlexJ writes:

I read MR and AI, but not GM, though perhaps I will start. If you want a conversion narrative, I am a liberal-turned-libertarian, partially as a result of well-argued blog posts, EconLog's prominent among them.

I always pay attention to health care finance articles.

I'm not an academic, so discussions of campus sociology (PC or not PC) are probably the least interesting to me.

Nathan Whitehead writes:

I read MR regularly but not the others. Pure links are boring, but links with just a sentence or two of your own take on the post are good. All the topics you cover are interesting!

aaron writes:

Yes MR & AI. Not so much GM. As megan's posting volume has gone up and I've also become more pressed for time, I don't read all her posts anymore.

Nick Schulz writes:

I read several of the major econ blogs, so I like it when you link to them only when you have something worthwhile to say. This might be the best of the econ blogs (IMHO). Yes I read GM, AI, MR and others. One reason I keep coming back is you don't waste my time with useless stuff. My general sense is blogs are getting less worthwhile over time, with a handful of exceptions. It's the same rule that applies to columnists, only the process is speeded up with bloggers. Most columnists are only worth reading for a few years before they become too predictable. With bloggers, predictability is deadly, but too many bloggers become predictable. Most bloggers are too quick to venture into areas they know too little about. As the proliferation of blogs explodes, there's less reason for readers to question them or critique them -- there's just too much stuff out there. So readers will be tempted to turn away. There are a good number of high traffic and well-known blogs I've stopped reading in recent months because they are coasting or bloviating about irrelevant things. Hopefully EconLog doesn't go the same way :)

Jim writes:

I read all three.

Rodney Smith writes:

I don't read any other blogs except Reason Magazine's Hit & Run. I keep planning to begin reading Marginal Revolution, but I haven't done so, yet.

Andy writes:

I read MR and GM but not AI.

dan writes:

I read MR and GM, not AI.

Slightly off topic - I also use a feed reader and as a result read less of this blog - since only the first few lines of the post come through it is hard to judge their interest to me (diminished expected value for any given post?) and I skip rather than clicking through to investigate further.

[Hi, dan. You might be subscribing to the wrong RSS feed. We have several because some people want only the excerpts for their feed readers, while others want the whole posts. You can switch to http://econlog.econlib.org/index.xml for the whole posts. For more information see the EconLog FAQ--Econlib Ed.]

Chu Chee Chin writes:

I read GM and MR but not AI.

chris tam writes:

I read MR, and GM but not AI.

Zoran Lazarevic writes:

I read MR, but not GM and AI.

fiona writes:

I read all three and TCS too. Also Robin Hanson

FC writes:

I don't read MR or AI.

Mike writes:

I read MR as well.

Corey writes:

I read MR and AI, but not GW (though I probably should) I've also read Caphlan's book, but not Kling's (though I probably should)

jurisnaturalist writes:

I read GM, MR, AI, Newmark's Door (since I took his class)Cafe Hayek, Dani Rodrik, Kids Prefer Cheese (Mike Munger and Angus), Beckner-Posner, and the Austrian blogs (a little).
Smartest: Econlog and Rodrik
Funniest: KPC, and Newmark
Insightful: MR, Cafe Hayek
Quirkiest: AI, KPC
Longest: B-P, and Brad DeLlllooooonnngggg.

Julianna Langston writes:

Yes, I read MR and GM, but not AI.

Other than those...
Blogs you/Brian have linked to within the last month:
Adam Smith's Lost Legacy
Becker-Posner Blog
Dani Rodrik's Blog
Dilbert Blog*
Edge
The Fly Bottle [?]
Freakonomics*
The New Economist
Overcoming Bias*
Omni Blogs

*I read

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