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Running into economic bloggers Mark Thoma, of the University of Oregon, and Tyler Cowen, of George Mason University, at the annual Conference on Macroeconomics at the National Bureau of Economic Research last week, I was forced to reflect on the way I keep track of developments that, unlike this one, don’t happen near me. Thoma said he had been on the road for three weeks.  “Oh, where?” I innocently inquired, revealing that I hadn’t been reading. The Royal Economic Society meetings in Manchester, and Institute for New Economic Thinking session in Paris, he replied. On leave, I asked?  No, said