Let 1001 Flowers Bloom…

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This is a face­tious way of let­ting you all know that, as of about 5 min­utes ago, there are now 1,000 users (plus yours tru­ly) sub­cribed to this blog.

The aver­age dai­ly unique read­er­ship count is cur­rent­ly 5,500, which I believe implies rough­ly 3–5 times that many read­ers on a month­ly basis.

I also know from feed­back from jour­nal­ists and oth­er cor­re­spon­dents that the com­ments made here are read and appre­ci­at­ed by a very wide audi­ence. My posts might be the ful­crum, but the con­tri­bu­tions from you all keep the wheels well and tru­ly spin­ning. I’ve also learnt a lot from what has been post­ed here.

Charles Mack­ay’s obser­va­tion that peo­ple go mad in crowds, and return to their san­i­ty one by one, sure­ly applies in this bub­ble. It’s very good to know that the crowd of those who have regained their senses–or nev­er lost them in the first place–numbers at least a thou­sand.

Final­ly, thank you one and all for the tone that has been main­tained in the dis­cus­sions here.  Most of us know how dis­agree­ments can get out of hand on the Inter­net, with­out the ben­e­fit of body lan­guage to take the edge of words that are some­times said in jest but inter­pret­ed as in anger. It’s been remark­able that with a total now of 4,736 com­ments over one and a half years, that this blog has been an exem­plar of civilised debate.

All the best, Steve

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.