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The beautiful thing about the blog-world is that anyone can now witness what has been happening at lunch tables all across American institutions of higher education for decades. No need to get a PhD, or to by a soggy tuna salad sandwich to partake.

I highly recommend this series of exchanges (follow the links) between Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. No mind whether you understand a word of what they are saying, pay attention to:

  1. The questions they are asking
  2. The scientific nature of their claims and evidence
  3.  Positing of alternative (and largely testable) theories, rather than calling each other names
  4. The healthy dose of respect each has for the complexity of this issue

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