Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CITYECONOMIST | Why I Blog (Postscript)

Why do I blog as CityEconomist?

Because I can tell within hours whether I have hit on a good topic and posted something that is interesting. In that case the number of people who look at the post rises from a fairly immediate 2-10 to 20 or 30. If the views stop there, the topic is clearly of limited interest to the CityEconomist audience (you).

But on a good day the views will rise quickly to 100 and keep going. Sometimes they will keep climbing for days, even months. I don't know who is reading my posts unless you sign up for Google + (or some other feed that notifies me), but it is enough to know that the posts are being read. Thank you.

So I blog for... feedback.

FYI, here are the most-read posts, in order of readership, as of 100 posts ago (it takes time for a post to accumulate readers). Four of the posts have had more than 1,000 views. I was in Washington working for the Joint Economic Committee between April 2009 and May 2011, which explains why there are no posts during that period.

It is easy to get to them via Google - just type "CityEconomist" and some of the listed key words. The date will also take you to the post on www.cityeconomist.blogspot.com.

Thank you for reading! Please comment or send me an email at john@cityeconomist.com.
J
Postscript, March 9, 2016: G+1 counter (all of my blogs) just clicked past One Million Views.


Title and Key Words Views   Date
How the Clinton Health Care Plan Was Killed AlterNet, American Prospect, Barack Obama, Ezra Klein, Fritz Hollings, Health Care Reform, Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, Ron Wyden. 
5,443 
1/31/2009
Causes of the Depression: Real Estate Speculation or the Fed? (1 comment) Benjamin Strong, cause, CDOs, Depression, Federal Reserve,Florida, Japan, Milton Friedman, Polly Cleveland
2,596
2/23/2009
In the Eye of the Storm: NYC OMB's Mark Page (1 comment) Gov. Paterson,Mark Page, Mayor Bloomberg, NY State budget, NYC budget,OMB
1,139
3/22/2009
AdAge: Obama Makes Marketing History AdAge, Barack Obama, Brand, Change, Consistency, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, John Tepper Marlin, Patt Cottingham, Relevance, Simpolicity
1,002
11/5/2008
NYC More Catholic, Jewish, Muslim Bronx, Brooklyn, Catholic,Immigrant, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, New York, Protestant,Queens, Rome, Staten Island
950
2/15/2008
U.S. Financial Regulation 2008 Bank, CDOs, Economist, Federal Reserve, Glass-Steagall, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Regulation, SEC
929
3/22/2008
BBC Panorama on U.S. Health Care BBC, health care, Michael Moore, Panorama, PBS, what now
862
1/25/2009
The Rising National Debt - Why It Matters in 2007 current account, Debt,deficits, Misery Index
853
10/1/2007
What Keynes Said and What Bush Did Balanced budgets,Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bush 41, Bush 43, John Maynard Keynes, Manhattan Institute, Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Steven Malanga
838
6/23/2012
NYC Tax Amnesty: A Good Idea? amnesty, City Comptroller,Daily News, Finance Department, moral hazard, scofflaws
699
2/27/2009
NYC’s Traffic Congestion Gets Worse Congestion Pricing, New York City, Rankings, Travel Time
660
9/19/2007

526
1/1/2012
How Candy Cigarettes Contribute to the U.S. Budget Deficit  addiction, Arizona, ban, Blair, candy cigarettes, childhood obesity,fee for smokers, Medicaid, Medicare, Peter Orszag, social costs,surtax, U.S. budget deficit, William Baumol
Missing Minsky Alan Greenspan, Barack Obama, Bard College,Ben Bernanke, Benjamin Strong, Fed, Hy Minsky, John Maynard Keynes, Levy Institute, Martin Wolf, Milton Friedman, Ponzi, SEC
524
12/27/2008
The NY Software Industry Incubator - R.I.P. Brooklyn Poly, Bruce Bernstein, incubator, John Tepper Marlin, NYSIA, NYU, Pace
453
3/20/2008
Cognitive Dissonance - Equity vs. Fixed Income Markets cognitive dissonance, Dow, equity markets, Fed, fixed-income,John Tierney, Royal Bank of Scotland
448
11/8/2007
Turkey's Economy - Action Needed Now AKP, Filiz Bakirhan,IMF, Turkish Central Bank, Turkish economy
442
2/9/2009
US Financial Regulation - 2009 (1 comment) Arthur Levitt, CFTC, Chuck Schumer, Patricia Kilday Hart, Phil Gramm, SEC, Senator Schumer, Texas Observer
432 
12/25/2008
Harvard Gloms onto Stanford-MIT Model - Splendor in the Glass Allston, Cornell, Drew Faust, Faust, Harvard, Ken Auletta, Kit Parker, Mayor Bloomberg, MIT, New York City, NYU, NYU Poly,Roosevelt Island, Silicon Valley, Stanford, Walter Isaacson,Youngme Moon
411
5/7/2012
NYC and NY State Stimulus Details college tuition tax credit,FMAP, Gov. David Paterson, infrastructure. New York State, New York City, Sen. Charles E. Schumer
390
2/13/2009
HuffPost Editorial Panel Talks about the Business 92nd Street Y,Arianna Huyffington, Colin Sterling, Facebook, Google, Huffington Post, HuffPost, Jason Linkins, Katharine Zaleski, MySpace, Roy Sekoff, Tweets, Twitter
389
2/7/2009
Rising Unemployment: True Pain Is Twice What's Reported Bureau of Labor Statistics, discouraged workers, Jurgen Brauer, part-time workers, U3, U6, unemployment
347
3/10/2009
NYC To Be #1 in Tech? The Cornell-Technion Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island (3 comments) BetaBeat, Charles Feeney, Cornell, Doctoroff, High Tech, Jobs,Mayor Bloomberg, New York City, NYC, Rep. Carolyn Maloney,Roosevelt Island, startups, Technion, venture capital
345
 12/30/2011
Mayor Bloomberg Seeks to Clone Himself Brooklyn, Green Edge,Green Spaces, incubators, Mayor Bloomberg, MIT, NYU,Polytechnic Institute, Route 128, Salamon Brothers, Seth Pinsky,Silicon Valley, Stanford
305
2/24/2009
Regulating Banks and Non-Banks: One Year Later bank examiners, banks, Credit and Banking, FDIC, Fed, financial regulation, France, FSA, G20, George Benston, Germany, Glass-Steagall, Lord Turner, Money, non-banks, Stephen Labaton, UK
297
3/22/2009
Why Do Gas Prices Rise While Crude Prices Fall? crude oil,Energy Information Administration, gas prices, Middle East, North Sea Brent, NYMEX, West Texas
291
2/21/2009
What Happened to Our Peace Dividend? federal budget, GDP,Jurgen Brauer, military expenditures, Peace Dividend
290
3/18/2009
Obama - Please Fund Tech Innovation - SBIR - DARPA ATP,Barack Obama, DARPA, Innovation, picking winners, SBIR New York, stimulus, technology
250
1/18/2009
What OWS Has Done for NYC and Vice Versa Adbusters,Columbia Journalism School, Commissioner Kelly, Hospitality,Judy Le, Leisure, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City, NYPD,Occupy Wall Street, OWS, Picasso, Prado, Richard Cordray,Spain, Tourist Magnet, Video
223
1/10/2012
Defusing India's Labor Time Bomb Graziano Trasmissioni India,Maruti Suzuki, New Delhi, Rishi Singh, SA8000, SAI, Social Accountability International, Suzuki Motors
221
8/5/2012
Counterfeit Goods - New York City and Los Angeles brands,complements, counterfeiting, knockoffs, Los Angeles, New York City, substitutes
214
8/7/2011
How Severe Was Hurricane Irene? economic impact, Eric Blake,Ethan Gibney, Hurricane Irene, hurricanes, John Tepper Marlin,loss, New York, New York City
210
8/28/2011
Hamptons Institute Assesses U.S. Economy Cyrus Amir-Mokri,Dodd-Frank, FDR, Guild Hall, Hamptons Institute, Joe Nocera,Joseph Perella, Ken Miller, Roosevelt Institute, William H. Woodin
191
7/22/2012
Otterness Sculptures as Images of the 99% 1 percent, 99 percent, Eighth Avenue Subway at 14th Street, Occupy Wall Street, Tom Otterness
186
12/2/2011
Blair Warns of Economic Unrest Dennis Blair, economic unrest,Global Peace Index, Iceland
183
2/12/2009
Few States Thrived Under Bush 43 Augusta State University,Bush 43, Democratic Party, GSP, Jurgen Brauer, Michael Kinsley,Republican, St. Louis Fed, Washington Post
175
3/15/2009
Krugman and the Liquidity Trap Alan Blinder, Ben Bernanke,Federal Open Market Committee, Federal Reserve Board, FOMC,Laurence Meyer, liquidity trap, Paul Krugman, Taylor rule, zero bound, zero interest rate policy
173
8/31/2011
Word of the Year - Bailout - Alas, Not New American Dialect Society, Chrysler, Proxmire, Sarah Palin, Word of the Year
166
1/10/2009
Ireland Bond  Belfast Telegraph, bond, Dail, Eamon de Valera,Hillary Clinton, Northern Ireland, peace
155
2/6/2008
Good Move by Schumer - Improve Mass Transit Benefits Chuck Schumer, fare increases, mass transit, Metro-North, MTA, New York, Senator Schumer, tax benefit
147
1/28/2009
New York City's Economic Outlook economy, Federal Reserve,New York City, Rae Rosen, Wall Street
145
5/28/2008
Credit Slips Blog Supports Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights bill of rights, cardholders, Credit card, credit slips, Levitin
144
2/28/2008
The Ongoing LIBOR Scandal Bank of England, Barclays, Baruch College, Carrick Mollenkamp, CFTC, CUNY, David Rosenberg,Federal Reserve Bank of NY, LIBOR, Reuters, Robert Zicklin, Zicklin School of Business
136
9/6/2012
Obama Supports a Credit Card Bill of Rights bill of rights, Credit card, Des Moines, Obama
136
2/28/2008
The Great Recession 1980-82 recession, Catherine Rampell,David Leonhardt, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Fed, great recession,IMF, Jesse Eisinger, Niall Ferguson, NY Times, Paul Volcker,Public Editor, Rasmussen Reports
128
3/15/2009
How Come a Hero of the 99% Is Also Hero of the 1%? Colin White, David Stockman, Jean-Baptiste Say, John Maynard Keynes, Lord Nelson, marianne, Paul Krugman, President Reagan, Say's Law, supply-siders, Tricolore
123 
10/14/2012
Mortgage Industry Regulatory  Reform  Basel II, CDOs, COC   FDIC, FHA, FRB, HOEPA, HUD, MBA, OTS, RESPA, SEC, SIVs
111
2/22/2008