Popularity of "Economic Scene" Column

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How many people read the weekly "Economic Scene" column on page C2 of the Thursday New York Times? I ask because I'm writing it once a month, and would like to know how much influence it has...

Brad DeLong


-- Brad DeLong (delong@econ.berkeley.edu), April 08, 2000



Well, I'm jumping to Fortune. I'd like to keep both it and the New York Times column, but for reasons I don't understand the Times thinks that Fortune is a potential substitute for it...

Brad DeLong

-- Brad DeLong (delong@econ.berkeley.edu), April 19, 2000.


For what it is worth, most of my friends who are not residing in NYC generally seem to feel that a Fortune column has more impact than a New York Times Business Section column. I am still uncertain, but I thought I would pass it along.

-- Anonymous (anonymous@nowhere.org), April 13, 2000.

I read it religiously. I'm not sure I understand the column always, but I do read it.

-- John K. Taber (jktaber@dhc.net), April 16, 2000.


Congratulations on the new [Fortune] column.... Probably a wise move.... Fortune pays better and is more appreciative of both good writing and (my guess) economics.


-- Anonymous (anonymous@nowhere.org), April 19, 2000.

I don't read it anymore. I switched my subscription to the Financial Times. One reason was because the former Economic Scene columnist, Peter Passell (another economic historian) left.

-- Chris Meissner (meissner@econ.berkeley.edu), May 31, 2000.

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