Even though it tried to be one. But it didn't work out. Its few readers had few comments on the site's 39 posts going back to May of '08. So the site lacked the dynamic give-and-take energy that sustains a civic media. And recently, in calling for President Obama to replace Larry Summers, it took a partisan and personal turn that - oops - disqualifies it from civic media's non-partisan and solution-oriented character. (One solves a problem not by replacing an employee but by finding the right solution, right?)
So I'll not likely be adding more posts now that I'm working to create Chicago WRKS, Chicago's first-ever problem-solving media platform. But I'll leave this blog online because it gathers together a good number of finance writers and economists from whom I've learned a great deal. They are mostly leftists and listed in the left hand column. I would welcome (and in the future will happily respond to) ideas from the center and right. But if you want to know what's going on in the world, it helps to read folks like these. So for now, thanks for reading - and see you at Chicago WRKS or our other sites.