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Hats off to Hilzoy

14 July 2009

Hilzoy, one of the political blogosphere’s brightest lights, is retiring from blogging after this week. Bummer.

If you’re not familiar with Hilzoy, she is a philosophy professor who began blogging for Obsidian Wings in 2002, around the time of the Iraq war vote.  Her political posts were always on target and level headed, and her range of topics broadened somewhat over time. Her posts on the financial and economic crisis compare favorably with those of virtually any economist’s site. Very often, they’re better, as she fleshes out her arguments with just the right amount of (non-technical) detail. Come to think of it, Hilzoy’s econ posts are just about exactly what I’m aiming for here at Blogging Through the Wreckage.

And to think your real identity is still a secret, Hilzoy. You’ve got a lot less ego than I do. We’ll miss ya.

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Let us now praise famous bloggers

8 December 2008

Doris Dungey, “Tanta” of the excellent Calculated Risk blog, died at age 47.

As far as I know, she is the first financial blogger to get an obituary in The New York Times (30 November 2008).

(originally posted 3 December 2008 )

Old post about comments, and no longer true

8 December 2008

Comments on WordPress are moderated, so my past concerns about spam and drive-by comments are obsolete.  Please post away!

The original post is worth preserving for the links, though:

This blog does not have a comments section (Patton Oswalt explains why and so does The Onion) but please do e-mail me

Happy repeal day!

5 December 2008

Today is the 75th birthday of the 21st Amendment.   I’ll drink to that.