Market Correction

by Don Boudreaux on January 28, 2006

in Weblogs

Andy Morriss — Professor Law at Case Western Reserve University — and I started a new blog entitled Market Correction.  Here’s the link.

At this blog, Andy and I post the many letters-to-the-editor that we each write.  Between us, Andy and I write more than a dozen letters weekly to editors of newspapers and magazines, usually attempting to correct pieces of mistaken economic or legal analysis.

I hope you’ll visit Market Correction from time to time — but don’t let it keep you from Cafe Hayek!

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Randy January 28, 2006 at 1:44 pm

Its got potential.

Suggest moving the archives block over to the left margin and expanding the post area to the right margin. The tall narrow format is hard to read.

John P. January 28, 2006 at 5:14 pm

I had no idea you wrote so many letters. Thank you for taking the effort to educate people.

ben January 28, 2006 at 5:19 pm

I like the format, and I think I prefer the current narrow format to the wider format suggested by Randy, particularly for the shorter letters.

The tone of your letters is spot-on. I am inspired to start writing letters to my local publications myself: thank you.

averagejoe January 29, 2006 at 9:33 pm

Suggest sending your well written letters to elected leaders who can effect change. Trying to get the liberal media to change a position or even admit a glaring error is mostly a waste of your resources.

Aeon J. Skoble January 31, 2006 at 7:59 am

Average Joe- the point of writing letters to the editor, their name notwithstanding, isn't really to get the editor to think differently (except in cases where you making a factual correction). The real point of writing letters to the editor is to persuade fellow readers. The letter-writer is presenting an alternative viewpoint from that of the newspaper, and this is often a great service to the readers, who now have seen another way of looking at things. Don's letters are (sadly) as unlikely to make a politician change his mind as a newspaper editor, but very likely to persuade 100s of readers. And that's a very good use of resources.

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