Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Starting Out On The Wrong Foot

We came up with two main reasons why we shouldn't start this blog.

  1. The world probably doesn't need another economics blog. The blogosphere already has smart and educated people blogging on economic issues. Hell, Nobel prize winners Gary Becker and Richard Posner already run a blog! What could we possibly add that's worth reading?
  2. The blogosphere is full of self-important people that get off on telling other people they're wrong. If you don't believe us, then just ask Dan Rather.

But, after careful consideration, we decided that these are exactly the reasons we SHOULD blog. Here we have an almost endless supply of knowledgeable people that are willing to tell you that you're wrong and why. That is so exciting! None of our classmates are willing to engage in this type of open discussion and we're too scared or embarrassed to talk openly to our professors. It's liberating to have this kind of outlet!

We want to have free discussions on economics and we aren't afraid if some of our ideas are wrong. In fact, We can't wait to get knocked around! We want to go down bloody in a fight, so that we can stand up tougher in the next match. Learning is what it's all about. If our fellow bloggers help us, this could be the best informal training in economics we could ever get. All we ask is that you be willing to get in the ring with us.