In general, I find government and economic policy and philosophy fascinatingly useful for future world-building. I'm not as schooled in it as I could or should be, but I still find things like the below good mind food.
- Salon's How the World Works on Huckabee economics
and Ron Paul economics
. Very interesting stuff, and I'd like to see the same thoughts for other candidates as well such as Clinton or Obama.
- Marginal Revolution economic thoughts, both certain
. I'm not sure what to think about Marginal Revolution's site, but it certainly makes me think.
- Is another Dot-Com crash coming?
(from Screenwerk). I missed out on the whole first crash (part of working for an old-time company), and it looks like I'm going to miss this one too.
- Political books Americans have been reading
(at orgnet.com, via Bruce Sterling's WIRED blog Beyond the Beyond
. Not completely economics, but very interesting and you can play with the cool network map!
- Fresh Air interview
with David Cay Johnston, author of "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill". I think there's some sort of relationship between the sentiment of a book like this and the results in Iowa caucuses, but I haven't sussed it out yet.
Addendum: On a lighter note, here's Good Experience's year-end list of fun links
. There's some serious time-wasting available here.