To my horror this truly is a blog about economics. No the blog IS very good but economics has always been my weak point. Biases aside this blog has some pretty lengthy discussions on such varied topics that economics touch (I guess whatever this undergrad must have been tackling in school for that day reflects in his posts). Prepare to use some brain power if you want to appreciate and be able to add your two cents on this blog.
Visual Aesthetics – 8
Simple professional looking template used. The blues and grays make the blog pleasant to look at but it does lack images. There ARE some images but they are mostly of graphs and books, which makes the blog look even more dry.
User Friendliness – 8
Positives: Fast loading time. Distinct links. Very informative posts. Organized sidebar. Well referenced. Negatives: Too small fonts (of course you can adjust this to your liking anytime). Too many links even for an organized sidebar.
Reading Enjoyment – 9
Since economics isn’t my strong suit then it shouldn’t be surprising if I didn’t enjoy the posts AT ALL. What is surprising is the I DID find may topics really interesting. I guess it is different having no professor breathing down your neck giving you concepts that you can’t relate to and actually see the relevance. The nice thing about this blog is that it is thought provoking and clueless people will learn something (though it can be a struggle to finish a post – I just skimmed through most of it). Economists will find topics here that make for lively discussion.
Useful Info – 10
There is definitely no dearth of information in this blog. Each entry is well referenced and penty of links are available on the sidebar.
Overall Experience – 9
This blog isn’t bad at all. In fact it is one of the rare blogs that has a very clear niche and actually adheres to what it is supposed to be about instead of turning into a personal blog posing as a themed blog.
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