I remember being ten years old and listening to a conversation between my father and one of his friends. My father said: "I’ve been practicing now, and I’m much better at winning arguments with my daughter than I used to be." I knew that he knew I was listening, just like I know he knows that I read his blog and so I’ve read this entry where I he explains why he likes The Becker-Posner Blog.
The Becker-Posner blog is a delight, something I have come to appreciate even more after my eldest daughter started studying international politics and economy and Dad needs access to rapid and pointed analysis to hold his own around the dinner table.
But seriously, I like The Becker-Posner Blog. You have to be awake and in the mood for serious economics and politics when you read the posts – I can’t just rush through them. They usually provide a slightly different approach to whatever it is everyone is talking about. And almost everything they post is relevant to my studies.
The posts my dad links to, for example, discuss some of the issues I was discussing in the park with college friends today, plus they managed to include Weber’s link between Protestantism and capitalism (which we didn’t include in our discussion).