Monday, Jun. 06, 2011


You don't have to think of yourself as being all that interested in economics to like the New York Times' Economix. The subject matter indeed includes the stuff you'd assume an economics blog would cover — tax policy, the minimum wage, Pell grants — and the contributors include professional number crunchers as well as Times journalists. But the blog does a great job of explaining, in its tagline's words, "the science of everyday life," like why the majority of people who earn four-year degrees now take at least five years to do so. Economics, it turns out, is all around us.