I’m dividing these into Easy and Harder. Easy mostly contain opinion about economic issues. However, since these are serious people, you can still learn a lot about basic issues to make you more economically literate. The harder sites are better, but sometimes get into details and topics that can overload a general interest reader.
- Time Magazine’s The Curious Capitalist.
- NPR’s Marketplace Whiteboard: Short topic videos explaining their basics (h/t John)
- Paul Krugman (columns, blog)
- Robert Reich (actually, not an economist)
- Project Syndicate’: Especially, the site’s special series on After the Storm (post-crisis musings by the guy who came closest to predicting it — Nouriel Roubini), Economics and Justice (Third World development expert Jeff Sachs), and Unconventional Wisdom (Nobelist Joseph Stiglitz). All are easy to read.
- Economists View: (The best single place to visit. Lots of links and reprints of other economist bloggers’ daily articles. Does all the searching work for you.)
- Baseline Scenario: Nice introduction to the recent crisis section.
- Naked Capitalism: Really knowledgeable, but complicated, on financial stuff.
- Marginal Revolution and Capital Gains and Games: More conservative.
- Brad Delong: See his list of what books to read on the financial crisis.