I’ve long been a fan of Andrew Leonard’s blog (my favorite on Salon by far) but lately I’ve been especially enjoying his posts (it’s a shame there isn’t a public feed reader that really takes into account the ebb and flow of post-level reading patterns), which have focused on the economic meltdown. Here’s a list for example of the posts I particularly dug from this past week:
- The right-wing New Deal conniption fit – taking apart the ridiculous notion that New Deal jobs “don’t count”
- The penny-pinching paradox – on the paradox of wild savings swings
- Failure is definitely an option – pointing to Honda’s recent ads (originally saw the failure one a few weeks ago when gnat pointed them out)
- Paul Krugman unfairly slaps Obama around – I had the same kneejerk reaction as Krugman, but this does a good job of summing up the political realities of the situation
- The new Republican credo: “No, we can’t” – more discussion on stimulus
And that’s just the standouts since last Wednesday.
For those of you who have even a passing interest in the economipocalypse, PBS’s Business Desk w/ Paul Solman has also been quite interesting. Here’s a great piece on how the collapse has affected trade (via):