For those of you who thought it was a funny idea but didn’t want to take 6 minutes to pledge money that you don’t believe would ever be collected–and I’m not being sarcastic, I understand that’s how many of you probably feel–let me just point out that this becomes more noteworthy, the bigger the pledged amount. We need to give op ed writers an excuse to talk about this.
For example, I’m not going to name any names, but I know there are tons of closet LvMI fans working at Cato and other more “respectable” think tanks. They can’t go out on a limb and start chanting, “Auburn! Auburn!” for no good reason.
But, if there is a ton of money on the line, then all of a sudden it is a legitimate news item of interest. So if you haven’t yet pledged, I ask you to do it for the people in DC.
Two more remarks:
(1) Don’t worry, I will resume blogging about other issues.
(2) This isn’t going to my head. I understand full well that the $5,000 raised in 37 hours is not a reflection of your love for me, but your hatred for Krugman.