Friday, December 29, 2017


Thank you and happy new year to all my readers and commenters.


  1. You too and congrats on 10 million.

    I never comment but I'd just like to say how much I appreciate this blog.

    I'm an econ student at university in the UK and this blog provides somewhat of an insight into market fundamentalist thinking which is increasingly rare in our universities and public debates - perhaps especially so in my country.

    Thank you for this, I will no doubt continue to read.

  2. congrats. I appreciate the quality commentary. hope you continue. its desperately needed.

  3. Congrats and Happy New Year to Grumpy and family.
    Please continue blogging, especially on econ matters, and especially on public finance issues. As Paul says, it is desperately needed.

  4. I have learned a lot from your thoughtful posts since I began my Ph.D study. Many thanks to you. Look forward to reading more next year! I hope you and your family will have a nice New Year's celebration!

  5. Dear Professor,

    Happy new year, and thanks a lot for the discussions! I am in the academia, and you are my hero! :)

  6. Dear Professor,

    Thank you for your blog and congrats on 10 million.
    Happy new year to you and your family.
    Lucas Javani from Paris

  7. I too really like this blog. As a non-economist, I can't follow everything, so I appreciate the effort you make to explain matters. Keep up the good work!


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