I'm called a "marixist".
This is apropos of mainstream economists -- if someone is to the left of Larry Summers, they must be "Marxist". Completely does not compute for them how anyone could be so crazy...
My sense is that if one writes a conservative or mainstream blog, blogging could be a really advantageous asset on the job market and I think it should be. As in all things, however, there is a payoff to hitting the cultural median sweetspot. That's just not going to happen here. I'm perfectly aware I'm only going to ruffle feathers by saying what I actually think in front of typical economists... If my actual thoughts were conservative, this wouldn't be a problem.
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