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You might have noticed we're producing a little less content than we used to. It's because we're having a bit of an existential crisis - the good kind.

For the past year, we've been experimenting with different ways of making economics more engaging, interesting, accessible, and real.

Now, we're looking back at how that's gone - what works, what doesn't, and how to move forward.

As part of that process, we want to find out more about you - how you came to our site, why you came back,  how you feel about economics, and what you'd like to see from us to help make the whole thing a little less dull and a little more real.

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We've also launched a Facebook group for you to post about anything you'd like to talk about in relation to the economy (or anything else) - whether it's just a thought or idea you'd like to explore, or an issue you're facing where you think a bit of de-jargoning might help you get to the bottom of it. Our team is in there to answer questions where we can, and we might even produce a feature off the back of a conversation from the group if it looks like there's interest in a topic from lots of people.

Most of all this is about us getting to know you better, and doing our best to make economics more accessible. Get in touch on Facebook, or email, or Twitter, with any ideas or feedback, anytime.

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  • RW

    Your right to a degree. You mentioned “the wandering Jew”.

    I elaborate that the Jewish people, historically have tended to migrate almost exclusively to locations that are economically and culturally vibrant already. I would speculate that Jews have thrived in these places and have often improved the bounds of their economies and knowledge base.

    You can also ask; how many massive entertainment conglomerates, Nobel winners or billionaires has Isreal developed? If Jews are so capable, why isn’t Tel Aviv the Rome of our time?

    Jews are successful because they value education, maintain a strong social cohesive, they actively monitor and have a good sense for Zeitgeist wherever they are and they carefully choose the places they settle and congregate themselves heavily in these choice locations.

    But most importantly (haulocaust increased the importance of this aspect), they actually designed their culture for success. They not only attend Harvard, they use what they learned to better the group as a whole. With as much, they studied intricate networking systems, adapted to it and in many cases improved upon them. (See how Japan acquired Aegis warships and made them better).

    Of course there is nothing wrong with any of this. It’s when you elaborately gain disproportionate power in any society where you would stand out, you must take care when attempting to make a society better (Civil Rights movement) and rewriting that society all together (mass immigration). Ask blacks in China, Mexico, Philippines or India how much opportunity they have? Go to businesses owned by their American diaspora and see how many blacks they hire. Go to Silicon Valley and see how many East or South Asian tech workers wish they could work with more black people. California might work as a state, but as a nation, I think your rolling the nuclear dice here. I hope we can succeed as a tolerant pluralistic superpower but at this stage in human societal development, it’s a pipe dream.

    And if Jews really are the icon for success, they would see that fundamental human successes happen over generations. Just look at the rest of the planet? Are we ready?