An organization called feedspot has put together a ranking of the top 100 economics blogs. We’re [that is, EconLog] number 5!

I hasten to add that you should take this with a grain of salt. But maybe not a whole salt shaker. After all, Marginal Revolution, which they misspell, was number 1, a ranking that seems reasonable.

Personal note: When I moved to UCLA from Canada in the fall of 1972, the UCLA men’s basketball team was close to its peak, with Bill Walton, Keith Smooth-as-Silk Wilkes (who, by the way, was an econ major–I graded his exam in an undergrad course), and a number of other star players. After UCLA won the NCAA Final Four in late March 1973, many students on campus chanted “We’re Number 1, We’re Number 1.” Coming from Canada, I wasn’t used to people boasting so much. But I’ve been an American long enough that I now do it myself.