This blog is inspired primarily by my profs, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, who blog at www.marginalrevolution.com. I've read it for a little over two years now, and with a healthy dose of skepticism about blogging. This is what I gather:
1) "Tyler" is actually an android representing an entire research faculty, locked up somewhere in South America.
2) Blogging may be the only well-functioning institution in the world. Religion is doing OK in the US, where it remains fairly unregulated. Everything else is screwed, from academia to the mainstream press to the law. Forget about free markets in goods; they've been on the run for 100 years.
3) This blog will pale in comparison. All I can promise is many fewer posts. And maybe some of my apathetic friends will join the revolution. Surely my mom will.