Comments on: 10 reasons for the lack of German econobloggers http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Andreas Theissen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-7718 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:46:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-7718 Obviously anyone here writes her or his (or it’s, if it is a child or a machine) comments in well-formed (american) english as possible (which is not my mother tongue). By that most people in the world are excluded from any dialogue around here (I can’t find any vietnamese or arabic comment here for example). It seems to be that if someone wants to participate here, she or he has to get quite well in english or american first (I’m not). The whole context seems to be just another try to discredit anything which isn’t compatible to just another american way of life, (excuse me, I gave up the plan to visit some countries, anyway – I’m not afraid).
And another thesis of my own: Germany is just (besides some insignificat neglectable particularities) another substructure of another one, so-called the world. So if you want to talk about hierarchies and qualifying (-restrictions) you could talk about the role of the US in global and historical context first – this would be more than just another piece of…. Poor old europe…. armes altes Eurasien.

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-3129 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:02:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-3129 Very good article.

In my opinion, it is all a matter of market timing. It does not matter if it is gold, oil, or Microsoft, if you have access to good market timing signals, they will help you get in and out at a profit.

No guarantees in this business, but if they are right most of the time, you can still make $s.

There are may web sites providing them out there (search Google). Just find one that works and use it! Check out http://invetrics.com as an example.

Its Dow Jones timing signals are up 43% as of 23 June 2009 while the Dow is up just 29% off its March lows.

Following a market timing system works!

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By: Vici http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1610 Thu, 14 May 2009 11:52:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1610 generalising is a problem in principle because it leads to eventual stereotypes (which Germans are also known for :)
But since all human behaviour analysis is also generalising, I would say you are right. – with greetings from Germany.

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By: Moritz Feierabend http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1519 Mon, 11 May 2009 09:20:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1519 And next week, why some human can´t distinguish!

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By: Karlo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1511 Sun, 10 May 2009 11:36:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1511 Mr. Salmon starts from a false premise: That everything in the world must be run like he likes it. He “proves” this by listing a number of racist stereotypes. And he of course attracts the typical supporters for his racist stereotypes.

If this is the type of econoblogging Mr. Salmon is missing in Germany, I’d rather have no blogs than his kind of blogs.

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By: me http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1413 Fri, 08 May 2009 12:10:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1413 a list full of stereotypes. well done…

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By: Karrierebibel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1369 Thu, 07 May 2009 15:57:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1369 Sorry, but this analysis is rubbish. I am German, I write two Business Blogs – and blogroll roundabout 100 more. Perhaps it depends on what you understand by “econobloggers”.

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By: Marc http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1359 Thu, 07 May 2009 14:01:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1359 Staufer: No, not all German academics are safely tenured, only once they’ve reached the status of a regular professor.

By the way, I’m not sure how reason #1 and reason #8 compute. “(H)ighly respected professors and experts often find themselves ignored”, but at the same time “The US econoblogosphere is driven by tenured economics professors”?

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By: marlow http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-1358 Thu, 07 May 2009 13:37:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-1358 “Germany, by contrast, is fundamentally hierarchical.”

sorry mate — but have been to England lately? If Germany is fundamentally hierarchical, what is England? The class system is still fully in place here, just listen to the very distinct differences in the language of, say, teachers and cleaning staff. If hierarchy is a main obstacle, how come you think the scene in England could “take off” were people even give you weird looks if you have the wrong accent?

I am German and I’m currently working in the UK — from my personal experience, this society is much more hierarchical and less apt to change than Germany.

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By: Staufer http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/comment-page-1/#comment-897 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:45:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/19/10-reasons-for-the-lack-of-german-econobloggers/#comment-897 Interesting post, and interesting comments. As a German, I don’t buy the argument that Germany as a whole is more hierarchical than the US, but German universities definitely are. German academics tend to write in terrible jargon, so I agree with Hendriks point. Plus, they are all safely tenured and are not interested in a wider readership – being a popular author makes you suspect as an academic in Germany. Call someones book “populärwissenschaftlich” if you want to land a really painful insult. And blogs would fall into that category.

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