Arnold Kling  

A Letter to the Washington Post

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They printed it (to read my letter, scroll down after you follow the link).

Their front-page story on Geithner's regulatory proposal made me lose my Cheerios when I read it. What they printed is a mild effort to correct their narrative.


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Congrats on getting the letter published! And well written, of course.

I often submit letters-to-the-editor and wish free-market oriented bloggers did so more often. (My perception is that few do submit letters.)

In terms of return on investment, i.e., number of readers of one's blog vs. the number of people who read letters in a newspaper, it can be well worth it.

Zac writes:

@Brian- You may already know this, but Don Boudreaux (Masonomist, free-marketeer, and blogger) is an avid letter-writer. He posts most (all?) of the letters he writes to editors on his blogs, Cafe Hayek and Market Correction.

I don't read newspapers (I was born in the 80s) so I have no idea how often these letters are printed. I am glad to hear, though, that Old Media is at least making some token effort to represent the free-market view in print.

The Cupboard Is Bare writes:

"breaking from an era in which the government stood back from financial markets and allowed participants to decide how much risk to take in the pursuit of profit."

And what era was that? I must have missed it. :)

Glad you challenged the article and that they printed your letter.


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