The financial system’s going to the dogs. The oil price is collapsing, along with China’s economy. And here in Australia, our resource boom has turned to dust.
It’s 2016, but are we about to re-visit 2008?
Most economists and bloggers never saw the Global Financial Crisis coming, but some of them did.
They still have blogs that are essential reading in 2016, and they all offer an independent, intelligent alternative to conservative economic opinion.
Top five alternative economic blogs and bloggers
Nicole Foss (aka Stoneleigh) from The Automatic Earth is particularly incisive and lucid. So, too, is her writing partner Ilargi.
Another independent blog offering consistently high-quality, well-researched, left-of-field content is Mike (Mish) Shedlock’s Global Economic Trend Analysis.
If you don’t mind rapscallions (and a blog with an unforgettable title) you will also enjoy the vivid prose and formidable intellect of James Howard Kunstler.
Chris Hedges at Truthdig is also excellent as is Professor Steve Keen, one of the few world economists who predicted the Global Financial Crisis years before it happened.