I had a break from blogging. Holiday and then too much travelling, speaking engagements and deadlines. There is really so much going on in European economic policy and developments that it is hard to know where to begin. So let me re-start with a post on … blogging.
The well-known Brussels economics think-tank BRUEGEL has started a blog. That is welcome and some of the first entries are certainly worth reading. I was though, I have to say, somewhat miffed that one post claimed that Europeans can’t blog.
Henning Meyer has given a thoughtful response to some of the points raised by the BRUEGEL bloggers. He is much too modest to say to them “Why didn’t you mention SEJ?”
So allow me.
It is after all visited by over a thousand people a day (I am told). And I, along with George Irvin and David Lizoain and other SEJ regulars have certainly been trying to give a regular commentary on economic issues from a European perspective and engage in a debate: ok we are only three out of 500 million Europeans, so I suppose that makes us statistically insignificant.
Dear Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Martin Kessler and Shahin Vallée: welcome to the club. But in future please do take a closer look before making out lands supposedly without people.
And before complaining about a lack of interactivity, how about ensuring that your own blog has a comment function. As it is I am forced to make my comment on SEJ – where you may well not see it.
It’s good to be back in the fray.