The thin posting here is due to an extended holiday. It's coming to an end now.
But Chris Dillow's annoying habit of saying things that I've been thinking of saying* (only with lots more coherence, charm and straighforward evidence, damn the man) has continued unabated.
Firstly, Adam Smith - echoing Socrates surely - on the inverse relationship between a blog's traffic and it's quality.
Secondly, teaching kids to gamble.
And thirdly missing counterfactuals, the availability heuristics, outgroup homogeneity bias, and bayesian conservatism.
*OK, the stuff about how Blogs should focus on quality, not visitor-quantity and the bit about how you learn a lot about life by losing your shirt were in the pipeline here. But don't ever come here expecting anything as coherent as the post behind that last link.