Back to my econoblogging roots
Dean Starkman has the official statement and Laura McGann has the embarrassingly verbatim Q&A: I’m the new CJR Peterson Fellow, which means that I’m going to be blogging more about macro and fiscal stuff, and especially the press coverage thereof.
If you read this blog, or its RSS feed, that’s great — everything I write as the CJR Peterson Fellow will also appear here. This just means that some of my stuff will also appear at CJR; it should also help prod me to write a bit more about the economy broadly, and the media coverage thereof — the beat I started on as a professional blogger for Nouriel Roubini in September 2006.
I need your help for this: I don’t want to just write lots of posts about how good David Leonhardt and Greg Ip are. And I’m interpreting “media” very broadly, to include everything from blog entries to CBO reports. So if there’s anything you stumble upon which falls under the general heading of fiscal/macro and which you think is particularly noteworthy, either for being good or for being bad, let me know. Send me an email, put it in a tweet with @felixsalmon in there somewhere, leave me a comment on this blog — the more stuff I get to see, the better this project will be. Feel free to shill for yourself if you’re so inclined.
And no, as I told Laura, this does not mean I share Pete Peterson’s views on the deficit and the national debt. In fact, I’m still agnostic on that question, and am looking forward to reading good pieces illuminating the debate. And slamming the lazy ones, too, of course.