This is why I’m still afraid of blogging. I understand the exchange of different ideas and viewpoints, which are best, illustrated by Greg Mankiw and his academic counterparts, like Arnold Kling, Bryan Caplan, and Tyler Cowen. But what Glenn Greenwald has had to go through for stating his own opinion scares the living daylights out of me.
I wonder if economists ever had arguments inch themselves to the sort of comments that people leave for Glenn Greenwald. I know that, personally, I would not be able to take it if people found it necessary to wish upon me such things as they have Glenn.