One final thing, I have repeatedly asked that all post on this particular blog be named, and not anonymous. I think anonymous blogging is "cheap talk" and in many ways cowardly and doesn't produce an honest discourse. That is my opinion, I have let it be known. My colleague Steve Horwitz has repeatedly told me I don't understand blogging. I admit, I don't. In fact, I actually think blogging is a very little value except for two things: (1) easy way to communicate information to an interested audience, and (2) a new form to engage in popularization of the teachings of economics. I think blogging fails miserably as a tool in science/scholarship except in the limited role of informing the community of where the REAL scientific/scholarly conversation is taking place.I agree with him on the "cheap talk" bit. If you are not willing to put your name to your views then I not sure what credibility can be attached to those views. He is also right about points (1) and (2) and I think these are important activities. But may be it's that I don't understand blogging either.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Boettke on blogging
Peter Boettke at The Austrian Economists blog has this to say about blogging