I hope you have all been enjoying the run-up to your holiday season. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, etc. to the whole world, from me.
NOL had another great year, and it wouldn’t have been so great without you. Some of the older Notewriters have parted ways or disappeared from the blogosphere, and some newer blood has stepped up to fill in the gaps, including Nick Cowen, Lode Cossaer, Mark Koyama, Vincent Geloso, Zak Woodman, Adrián Lucardi, and William Rein. Keep your eyes peeled to NOL in 2017, baby!
Below are some of the top posts of 2016. (I am only going by the numbers this ’round, but I’ll try to patch together some of my favorites next week.)
- Zak’s “…Classical Liberal and Libertarian Criticisms of Democracy“
- Vincent’s “On Cuba’s Fake Stats” and “Of Uber, cab drivers, and compensation“
- Chhay Lin’s post on Hayek’s recollection of Ludwig Wittgenstein
- Mark’s “Minorities and Economics Growth…“
- William’s “HARD summer and legal belligerence“
- Matthew’s thoughts about why the Holocaust happened in Europe
- Rick’s “Massachussetts to let cabs tax Uber…“
- Two more of Vincent’s posts, both on the new Chetty et al paper
- Chhay Lin’s argument in favor of a Nexit
- And my own post about colonialism and identity in West Africa
These posts summed up the most viewed posts of 2016, but as I mentioned above I am going to highlight my favorites of the year next week.
NOL has been around since 2012 and I’m starting to see a number of posts attain “classic” status, which simply means that they are popular year after year and thus have a bit of staying power. Barry’s post on Foucault’s political thought always brings in a bunch of traffic, as does my post on libertarian intelligence. Amit’s post about migration from Bangladesh has become a classic since only last year, as has Rick’s “Gun control: Centralized vs Dispersed.”
Thanks for another great year, dear readers, this place wouldn’t be around without you. So keep stopping by, keep those comments coming, keep arguing with us (and each other), and I hope you’ll stick around for another year in 2017.
Next week: My favorite posts at NOL for 2016!