Here are some other sites and blogs that may be useful.
Calculated Risk. http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/
U.S. Economy & Housing
This was at its best and most useful leading up to and through the housing bubble. Note that you can click through to other blogs on the left panel without being subject to monthly restrictions. For example, if you’re not a paid subscriber of the New York Times you are limited in how many items you can read. But if you click to read a Krugman post from CR then you’re good.
Paul Krugman’s Blog: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/
Oh that’s right, it’s called “The Conscious of A Liberal”. No smug here, no, never. I think he’s an ideologue who is brilliant in twisting things his way – I could set up a whole blog critiquing his ideologically-based posts and exposing how he deftly misleads. So why read him? Because enough posts are worthwhile and very well reasoned and analyzed. And he writes very well. He is clear and concise. I think it’s more valuable to right-leaning people who are open to facts and can handle criticism. (Those on the left will get a stream of confirming evidence, though every once in a while he throws things off kilter with an I [heart] capitalism post or an analysis that shows that even if Republicans didn’t exist the world wouldn’t be be pure peace, goodwill, and puppy dogs.)
Hussman Funds: http://www.hussmanfunds.com/
A quantitative empirical approach to market valuation with lots of insights. I take his some of his macro commentary less seriously than his stock market work.
Smart value investors. This is the home of Jeremy Grantham. You need to create a free account to access prior quarterly newsletters and other papers. These folks do excellent work. Some of the past newsletters are must reads.
This is hosted at the Financial Times website and contains a range of commentary on finance and economics. It can get both esoteric and sometimes difficult. Free registration is required to read Alphaville.
Fecal Face Dot Com: http://www.fecalface.com/SF/
Those nutty kids in San Francisco are into art and photography. Sometimes strange. Sometimes interesting work.
Radio Paradise: http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?
Solid rock-based Internet radio station. User supported. Based in Paradise, CA near Chico. They’ve got an app.