18 Dec 2010

A Reader Quiz!

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As long-time readers know, I only visit a sparse number of blogs in my daily routine. Two bloggers whom I read constantly are Bob Wenzel and Scott Sumner.

For a fun reader quiz, I will now quote a passage from a recent blog post by one of these men. Can you guess which one? (You only get one guess.) Since I’m not providing a link, it will be tough, I realize. But these guys have their own distinctive writing styles, and with careful analysis you should be able to confidently identify the writer of the below passage. Good luck.

I recently was invited by Brink Lindsey to speak to a group of bloggers, reporters, academics, think tankers, and policymakers in Washington DC. I was surprised at how many well known people showed up to hear my views on monetary policy. Many of the faces (Bob Samuelson, Bruce Bartlett, Ezra Klein, etc) were instantly recognizable (even though I had never met them.) I met two of my favorite bloggers for the first time; Ryan Avent and Matt Yglesias. The next day I had lunch with a bunch of George Mason faculty/bloggers, including Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabarrok, Bryan Caplan, Garett Jones and Robin Hanson. I’m not used to feeling like the dumbest guy at the table.

6 Responses to “A Reader Quiz!”

  1. RG says:

    The name dropping is a little heavy and the syntax and spelling are too good to be Wenzel.

  2. Ryan M says:

    Scott Sumner.

  3. Silas Barta says:

    The name-dropping, admiration of Yglesias, and pretense of awe at the GMU crew make it obvious its Scott Sumner.

    God help us all if I’m wrong.

    • bobmurphy says:

      Of course it’s Sumner. I guess you guys don’t read Wenzel as much as I do. Wenzel would sooner have his wisdom teeth removed, than praise GMU economists.

      • Not Bob Murphy's Love Child says:

        He’d also sooner have his wisdom teeth removed than proofread some of his blog posts

  4. Jacob says:

    I sincerely doubt that Robert Wenzel has ever felt like the dumbest guy at any table.