Annual report

Posted: 1 January 2017 in Uncategorized
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For some reason, WordPress didn’t crunch the numbers this year. So, just out of curiosity, I did.

As it turns out, this blog was viewed 110,887 times last year—by visitors from 184 different countries, with the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Australia leading the list.

I wrote 860 new posts in 2016 (495 without the daily cartoons), growing the total archive of this blog to 7,571 posts.

As regular readers know, most of what I write on this blog are responses to ideas and items that appear in the daily media. However, as promised, I did work on a few longer series last year—on the numbers concerning inequality in the United States (in four parts: here, here, here, and here), the political economy of the U.S. healthcare system (in seven parts: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), and the class dimensions of Trumponomics (in four parts: here, here, here, and here).

According to the numbers, most visitors tend to go to the home page. Here are the individual posts (some from 2016, others from previous years) that received the most views last year:

Hillbilly Elegy

Does Wall Street do anything useful?

Capital (gains) vs. labor (income)

Socialism is obvious

Radicals versus liberals

“The university system has gone the way of Walmart”

Only in America

Neoclassical economists and the minimum wage

Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm and its main thinkers

Neoliberalism—ideas AND political project

I finally decided to inaugurate a Twitter account, which includes items posted on the blog as well as many other things.

I want to thank the folks at the Real-World Economics Review Blog, Progress in Political Economy, and Democracy at Work for reposting some of the items that originally appeared here, thus expanding the conversation.

I especially want to thank the readers—Wordpress and email followers, as well as regular and infrequent visitors—who, my hope is, find the occasional useful bits in what I link to and comment on. . .

  1. Magpie says:

    I especially want to thank the readers…

    Not at all, professor Ruccio. Thank you for your efforts.

    The first thing I do in the morning is to check your cartoons.

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