Consistently reading and thinking through economic questions is essential to gaining a good grasp on economic theory. There are multiple views on just about everything and so it is good to learn from many and over time, develop your own way of thinking and dealing with problems. Blogs are popular because they’re free and immediate and pretty much anyone can join the conversation at any moment. Here are some blogs/websites that I have learned a great deal from:
Here are some blogs that others have told me they really like:
These barely scratch the surface, but take some time and look around and find some good fits for you. And then start asking questions and read a lot – a lot a lot.
*Mankiw’s blog has some great resources for those thinking about graduate school. He goes into detail about what to expect and how to prepare for it. Very useful blog.