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If you have come here looking for sources of information, be it as a student (if at school, in high-school, college or university), home-schooling, a post-grad or post-doc, professor or just interested in economics, or an engineer who needs some facts about the markets he designs for, a marketer looking at market size, location or shares, an investor, a speculator or just curious … then maybe you want to start with our References containing hundreds of thousands information sources on statistics, economic or demographic indicators, monetary history, purchasing power comparisons across nations or across time, data visualisations, growing or waning populations or cultures, well if it isn’t yet there (take a tour) then leave a detailed enough comment and we might find it for you and add to the list – equally if you know of something we should list, leave a comment, we (and I’m sure other users) are always grateful. Inclusion can take a few days depending on our workload and backlog, finding new things might take longer.
Other than that, have a look at our posts, either in general or follow our Bloom of Doom, Economic Musings or Economic Fallacies series. There are a few posts here that are of ongoing concern, such as “Blogs and Web Sites you may want to follow“.
Here are some of our upcoming projects: besides the references we will start a list of journals, newspapers, magazines and media, news agencies etc. that provide (also) economic news and data, equally a list of all market research and rating agencies, data providers, (larger) economic or financial advisors to the general public etc. And of course our Economics Study Guide, still in its fledgling state; it is not meant to supplant or replace any textbook, but again, due to its future wealth of hyperlinked annotations, to act as a springboard for any student to quickly get background information on an economic thought or concept, to jump to an opposing view, a critique, a bibliography or biography, a glossary of terms, or to find areas in economics that he or she would not find covered in the syllabus and therefore might otherwise never have heard of.
Then we soon hope to have a special article collecting all schools of economic thought with links to Internet sites with the works of their protagonists, preferably open source etc.
All posts and pages shall be copiously annotated, i.e. have Internet hyperlinks for almost every technical term or fact (see Editorial Policy). So, for example, if you have an assignment on the economic history of the 18th century, you should -in due course- be able to find an article here, not for copying (chances are anyways that your teachers also know this blog by then) but to peruse and follow the links that otherwise would have maybe cost you days to unearth (we know, because we did). And it might even pay to revisit older posts, because whenever we find an intriguing source (book, database or article) it will eventually become linked into an older post pertaining to that exact subject.