Weekly Crowdsource: Your “Must Read” Experts Edition
This week's Weekly Crowdsource is a search for new experts to follow.
Last week’s weekly crowd source was for RSS readers (Feedly was the OTB favorite). This week focuses on content for RSS readers.
I’m updating my RSS feed and looking for suggestions for experts to follow. We all know, for example, about Sully or Volokh. This is a chance to publicize writers who are up and coming or a little outside the mainstream.
So, suggest a name or three. Just be sure to share a brief description on their area of expertise and *why* they deserve to be added. Extra points are awarded for smart contrarian suggestions. I’ll keep a list of suggestions here at the top of the page.
(BTW, if you think you’re writing stuff that deserves a wide audience, feel free to promote your own blog.)
Readers suggestions so far:
- http://www.ritholtz.com – spans investing, economics and economic-politics
- http://nakedcapitalism.com – Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism for a no holds liberal take
- http://marginalrevolution.com – Counterpoise to NC: Cowen and Tabarrok’s Marginal Revolution
- http://creditslips.org – consumer debt issues
- Economist’s View – Mark Thomas’s blog offers good summaries/links for economic news with a left, but not too far left, perspective.
- Health Care
- International Relations
- WorldMeets.us – A good resource for reasonably reliable translations of what world media are saying about the United States.
- Pop Culture
- http://www.comicsalliance.com/bloggers/chris-sims/ – Chris Sims is an incredibly smart and funny longform comics expert. His weekly Q&A and “Bizarro Back Issues” columns are both must reads for anyone who ever loved comics (warts and all).
- Science and Technology
Not so much blogs, but great Science/Technology resources
- US Geological Survey (LOTS of interesting stuff there)
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Goddard Space Flight Center
- The Smithsonian (everything you would expect, and more)
- National Geographic always indispensable
- Wallace Online - Wallace Online is the first complete edition of the writings of naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution Alfred Russel Wallace. Including a comprehensive compilation of his specimens – much of it never before seen. The project is directed by John van Wyhe, assisted by Kees Rookmaaker, at the National University of Singapore, in collaboration with the Wallace Page by Charles H. Smith.