Like most active bloggers, I have a section on the site which lists my “favourite links” – and, like most bloggers, I rarely update it or even reference them myself all that often.
And I find that my taste for blogs change – some soon pall for their rants; others (eg Craig Murray) begin to annoy for their predictable contrariness even although I will still access them.
A few of the good ones send me automatic updates – generally the collective sites such as Eurozine journal, RSA and the Real World Economist blogs; the great Scottish Review E-journal; and one single blogger How to Save the World.
Those I have discovered in the past year which deserve a special mention include –
- an elegantly written Marxist economist blog
- Econblog101- a blog about economic matters written by a German
- Club Orlov – a very original “end-of-oil” blog by a writer who has written several fascinating books
- Stumbling and Mumbling - a rather academic blog with, however, good hyperlinks
- Britain is no Country for Older Men – an informative (if rather sexist) blog which celebrates the life achievements of various unsung heroes
- Paul Cairney; politics and public policy – one of the best academic blogs for me, written by a Scottish Professor who explains in clear language the approach to various aspects of public policy