From Tyler Cowen: "If your blogging or writing doesn't increase the degree of trust among people who do not agree with each other, probably you are lowering the chance for better policy, not increasing it, no matter what you perceive yourself as saying."
I try to follow this here, even though a lot of my blogging is about things I disagree with. This also encapsulates a lot of my concerns with the way the market monetarists blog about Keynesians - a lot of it is sowing seeds of distrust about Keynesians in a way that you just don't see Keynesians doing w.r.t. market monetarists, and that makes good monetary policy less likely - not more likely.
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