Most Popular Posts So Far in 2017

The "Key Posts" link at the top of my blog lists all important posts through the end of 2016. This is intended as a complement to that list, in two categories: popular new posts and popular older posts. (You can see other recent posts by clicking on the Archive link at the top of my blog.) The numbers shown are pageviews from January 1, 2017 through June 18, 2017 according to Google Analytics. My blog homepage had 15,149 pageviews in that period. Total pageviews were 96, 610. 

New Posts in 2017 

  1. There Is No Such Thing as Decreasing Returns to Scale   2062
  2. Economics Needs to Tackle All of the Big Questions in the Social Sciences   1208
  3. Border Adjustment vs. Dollar Depreciation   1102
  4. Defining Economics   1049
  5. Why I Am Now a Bear   1020
  6. My Objective Function   805
  7. Peter Conti-Brown's Takedown of Danielle DiMartino Booth's Book Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America   723
  8. Breaking the Chains   647
  9. In Praise of Partial Equilibrium   556
  10. Returns to Scale and Imperfect Competition in Market Equilibrium   544
  11. Restoring American Growth: The Video   443
  12. Next Generation Monetary Policy   367
  13. How Strong is the Economics Guild?   360
  14. You, Too, Are a Math Person; When Race Comes Into the Picture, That Has to Be Reiterated   322
  15. Marriage 102   311
  16. Sugar as a Slow Poison   307
  17. Leaving a Legacy   292
  18. Thomas Sowell on How to Succeed as an Ethnic Minority   277
  19. Deregulation of Social Science as a Free Speech Issue   249
  20. Markus Brunnermeier and Yann Koby's "Reversal Interest Rate"   231

Older Posts with Continuing Popularity

  1. John Stuart Mill's Brief for Freedom of Speech   4075
  2. William Graham Sumner, Social Darwinist   1785
  3. How and Why to Eliminate the Zero Lower Bound: A Reader’s Guide   1210
  4. How to Turn Every Child into a "Math Person"   1122
  5. John Stuart Mill’s Vigorous Advocacy of Education Vouchers   966
  6. The Complete Guide to Getting into an Economics PhD Program (with Noah Smith)   964
  7. Government Purchases vs. Government Spending   951
  8. The Medium-Run Natural Interest Rate and the Short-Run Natural Interest Rate   946
  9. Joshua Foer on Deliberate Practice   914
  10. Why I Write   877
  11. Why Taxes are Bad   868
  12. There's One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Those Who Don't  (with Noah Smith)   780
  13. The Logarithmic Harmony of Percent Changes and Growth Rates   667
  14. Daniel Coyle on Deliberate Practice   639
  15. Robert Shiller: Against the Efficient Markets Theory   621
  16. Shane Parrish on Deliberate Practice   592
  17. What is the Effective Lower Bound on Interest Rates Made Of?   480
  18. John Stuart Mill's Brief for Individuality   455
  19. Inequality Is About the Poor, Not About the Rich   435
  20. How and Why to Expand the Nonprofit Sector as a Partial Alternative to Government: A Reader’s Guide   433
  21. Higher Inflation Is Not the Answer   415
  22. John Stuart Mill’s Defense of Freedom   413
  23. Sticky Prices vs. Sticky Wages: A Debate Between Miles Kimball and Matthew Rognlie   407
  24. Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy: Expansionary Monetary Policy Does Not Raise the Budget Deficit   388
  25. John Stuart Mill on Freedom from Religion   371
  26. How Increasing Retirement Saving Could Give America More Balanced Trade   325
  27. What If Jesus Was Really Resurrected? Musings of a Non-Supernaturalist   320
  28. Silvio Gesell's Plan for Negative Nominal Interest Rates   319
  29. David Dreyer Lassen, Claus Thustrup Kreiner and Søren Leth-Petersen—Stimulus Policy: Why Not Let People Spend Their Own Money?   310
  30. Bruce Greenwald: The Death of Manufacturing & the Global Deflation   264
  31. On Master's Programs in Economics   257
  32. Even Central Bankers Need Lessons on the Transmission Mechanism for Negative Interest Rates   233
  33. Cognitive Economics   230
  34. On Having a Thesis   230
  35. How Subordinating Paper Currency to Electronic Money Can End Recessions and End Inflation   224

Many of the popular older posts are posts that turn up easily in Google searches.