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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

One Year Anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Middle Class Political Economist.

Depending on whether you believe Google Blogger or Google Analytics, I've had either 64,000 or 40,000 page views in this time. Either way, it's a pretty good start, and I want to thank all my readers and commenters for taking part in the conversation. A special thanks goes out to Tim Sinclair for his guest post on the S&P downgrade of U.S. debt.

I owe a great deal of gratitude to everyone who has helped promote this blog. Mark Thoma, who had picked up David Cay Johnston's review of Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital last January, linked to my very first substantive post and has been generous with links ever since. Marty Pflugrath at BartCop Entertainment was the first to make me a regular. I've also gotten frequent and/or big boosts from Mark Ames, Brad DeLong, Markos Moulitsos, Pat Garofolo, and Dan Crawford, none of whom are responsible for my errors. Many of my posts now appear at Angry Bear, Business Insider, and Daily Kos. My wife, Mary Hildebrand, comes up with some of the ideas for my posts and is always there for me. There are many more out there who have helped me, and I thank all of you as well.

Going forward, I'd like to ask everyone: How can I make this a better blog? What topics would you like to see more of? What am I doing wrong?

Again, thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for your answers to my questions. Please feel free to post them as comments or email me at


  1. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

    I have no real complaints about your blog. As for what I would like to see, I would like to see more commentary on what can be done to reverse the apparent decline of the American middle class.

  2. What are you doing wrong ? LOL When I started newsblogging in December 2005 I received 600 hits for the year - and that was blogging about blogs. Mind, new content always makes rehashes and compilations fade drastically by comparison.
    Time heals the ills of lacking circulation. By year 4 at this rate you will be huge.
    But. It's wearing. Be sustainable for yourself.And do 'look around'. It's an interesting world.