Everyone blames special interests

Here is a great article about why we are misplacing the blame. As the child of economists, one paragraph does not apply to me:

Unfortunately, most people resist even the most basic lessons of economics. As every introductory teacher of the subject knows, students are not blank slates. On the first day of class, they arrive with strong — and usually misguided — beliefs about economics. Convincing students to rethink their anti-market views is no easy task.

Sidenote: where should one place the link in a sentence? I used to think it should follow the sentence structure:

Here is a useless link to google.

But at the top of this post, I wanted you to read the whole sentence before worrying about clicking. I guess, times, they are a changing. (A non sequitur, sure, but I couldn’t resist)

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3 Responses to Everyone blames special interests

  1. danvk says:

    What, you mean you came into your first econ class with no “strong beliefs about economics”? I’m skeptical.

    I would have linked “misplacing the blame”, but it’s a good question.

  2. jwhardcastle says:

    Whatever you do, don’t say “click here.”

    I’m with Dan on this one. “Misplacing the blame” is totally the link. You link to what you decide is the content of the article. Think about PageRank — it takes (in part) the text of the link to determine the content of the target page.

  3. Dan – The reason the paragraph doesn’t apply is that my beliefs were not “misguided.” 🙂

    I think you guys have the right idea.

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