Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Matthew Yglesias Is Hoarding the Internet

Matthew Yglesias, in a two (or more?) part series (I here; II here) calls high salaries inherently immoral:
It’s greedy, absurd, and morally indefensible for talented people born in favorable circumstances to be dedicating their lives to accumulating huge sums of money in order to engage in lavish consumption....While I was writing this post, I took a break from waxing indignant about multi-millionaires buying their third houses to donate some money to UNICEF.
If, like me, you're a regular reader of Yglesias's blog, you might know he posts more often than the prolific Tyler Cowen, often scooping people who could have posted on items he already posted on. Just as the wealthy hoard money, Yglesias is hoarding blog posts. With so many struggling blogs out there, he should take his own advice e-mail their bloggers with his latest discoveries so they have a chance to be well read as well. To paraphrase Yglesias, becoming obscenely knowledgeable in the Internet world and then hoarding your information is, itself, morally wrong.

No comments: