Just when I thought there'd be no entries today

I saw this at Brad DeLong's, though it's from Marginal Revolution:

" If it is so good that articles are read, why not read another article instead of writing one? Surely not only your articles are worthy of being read.

Reading a good article is so much easier and quicker than writing one.

So you admit my point. You oversupply the writing of articles, relative to a general undersupply of the reading of articles. The same might be said of academia in general.

And surely, Glaucon, we should correct institutional failures, no?"

Now let's see what happens when we subsitute the word "poem" for "article". The argument still holds!

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