Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ten Best Alternative Economics Sites

Via - 10SitesToSee.Com

1. http://dailyreckoning.com/

Bill Bonner is an author of books and articles on economic and financial subjects. He is the founder and president of Agora Publishing,and the principal author of a daily financial column known as The Daily Reckoning. Bonner co-authored Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving The Soft Depression of The 21st Century and Empire of Debt with Addison Wiggin and Mobs, Messiahs and Markets with Lila Rajiva. In his first two books and in The Daily Reckoning, Bonner argues that the financial future of the United States is in peril because of various economic and demographic trends, not the least of which is America's large trade deficit. He claims that America's foreign policy exploits are tantamount to the establishment of an empire, and the price of maintaining such an empire could accelerate America's eventual decline. Bonner argues in his latest book that mob and mass delusions are part of the human condition.

2. Clusterfuck Nation

James Howard Kunstler says he wrote The Geography of Nowhere, "Because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work." Home From Nowhere was a continuation of that discussion with an emphasis on the remedies. A portion of it appeared as the cover story in the September 1996 Atlantic Monthly. His latest book, The Long Emergency, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in 2005, is about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other "converging catastrophes of the 21st Century."

3. http://bigpicture.typepad.com/

Capital goes to where its treated best. All the bully pulpit speeches and wishful thinking cannot change that reality. The Fed's mad dash towards zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) has debased the dollar in pursuit of an even more absurd policy aim: ending the ups and downs of the business cycle. Who is more culpable: The emperor, or those who comment on his finely woven garb?

4. DollarCollapse.Com

John Rubino is co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, December 2004), and author of How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) . The guy was able to predict two major busts three years before they became the reality. After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He now writes for Fidelity Magazine and CFA.

5. http://angrybear.blogspot.com/

Left of center economic commentary on news, politics, and the economy.

6. Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

Thoughts on the global economy, housing, gold, silver, interest rates, oil, energy, China, commodities, the dollar, Euro, Renminbi, Yen, inflation, deflation, stagflation, precious metals, emerging markets, and policy decisions that affect the global markets.

7. Naked Capitalism

Don't expect matters to improve any time soon. We've entered the "every man for himself" phase, and we will no doubt see unintended consequences

8. Peter Schiff

Schiff frequently appears as a guest on CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg Television and is often quoted in major financial publications. He is known for his extremely bearish views on the United States stock market, bond market, the US dollar, and the United States economy in general for which he has earned the nickname "Dr. Doom." He is currently an economic adviser for the Ron Paul presidential campaign. His father is tax protester Irwin Schiff. Schiff also hosts a live internet radio show called "Wall Street Unspun."

9. http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/

Random Observations for Students of Economics

10. http://themessthatgreenspanmade.blogspot.com/

How eighteen years of the easy money have changed the world

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