Blog post #200 (and a “book”)

Believe it or not I have published 200 posts since I started blogging in early October. I have written most of the blog posts myself, but I have also been lucky with some very good guest bloggers who have contributed to the blog. I plan to continue to invite people to write on my blog as I want to create a good open forum for discussion of monetary matters. That said, my blog is not a “democratic” forum. I decide who will be contributing and nobody else.

Blogging has been quite an experience for me. I already have an extensive network around the world in my dayjob, but I must say that the blogging has brought me in contact with many very interesting people all around the world. So thank you to all of you who regularly comments on my blogs – both in private and in the comment sections.

As blogging is a sparetime project for me it is something I do at odd hours of the day – late at night or early in the morning. I have been a bit surprised with myself that I have been able to keep up the speed, but I guess I just had a lot of stuff that need to get out. Monetary theory after all has been an interest of mine for more than 20 years (yes, I know that’s a bit insane when you are 40 years old…).

As my blogging is done in my sparetime at odd hours I have prioritised just getting stuff out other than spending time editing and rearranging it so the appearance is nice. That means that I sometimes get too many typos for my liking, but that’s life if I want to get out the message and not compromise my other more important duties in my life – my family and my work.

I was actually thinking I would have published a list of the most popular comments in terms of hits that I have written. However, I have decided not do that and instead ask you my readers for feedback about what you like and dislike about my blog and what comment has been your favourite comment. If you don’t want to comment on the blog you are welcome to drop me a mail at

So thank you very much for following my blog and I hope to write a lot more about monetary theory and policy in 2012 and I hope that you all will continue with your comments – positive and negative.

Lars Christensen

PS I have for some time actually been thinking that I was in the (very disorderly) process of writing a book on monetary theory and policy. So today I used an excellent tool called Blogbooker to make all my blog posts including the comments from the readers into “book”. Its actually not really a book – it is a PDF – and it has in no way been edited etc., but if you want to read what I have written in my first 200 posts then you can do it here:The Market Monetarist – The Book. Part 1. 320 pages of Market Monetarism for you and if we can find somebody who will help edit it (it needs a LOT of editing!) then I might have it published…god bless the internet!

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  1. It has been a pleasure to be along for the ride. I used to find macroeconomic confusing and ad hoc (confusing because it seemed so ad hoc) and monetary economics utterly baffling. I still think monetary economics is hard, but thanks to the Market Monetarist (great title you came up with) bloggers, I have far more of a handle on it than I used, for which I am grateful.

  2. Lorenzo, the pleasure is all mine. Thank you for the kind words and thank you for your participation in the “project”. Without readers and commentators there would be no Market Monetarism.

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