Monday, December 1, 2008

Blogs are awesome, and prestigious

I love blogs. They allow me to see what the great minds are thinking, and consequently, makes me a better economist. It appears blogs are becoming a legitimate and prestigious means of academic publishing. Tyler Cowen's book, Discover Your Inner Economist, like many books, tries to make the author appear to be one of the leading thinkers of the day. This is how they describe Tyler on the first page of the book.

TYLER COWEN is a professor of economics at George Mason University. His is a prominent blogger at, the world's leading economics blog....

At no place do they mention Cowen's journal articles.

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