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Alana Semuels wrote in the L.A. Times:
Fame found Tyler Cowen on the back seat of an airport bus.This and other blogs like Cafe Hayek, Econobrowser, and Economist's View among many others have opened up the arena of economics to the non-academia who flail away trying to comprehend the often counter-intuitive concepts espoused by economists... for example, losing your job to outsourcing is not a bad thing (from a national perspective, not your own).
Travel-weary after a long flight back from a family vacation, the economics professor was returning to his car at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Suddenly, a man leaned across the bus aisle to shake Cowen's hand, pronouncing himself a "huge fan" — not of Cowen's economics work, but of the Internet blog the George Mason University faculty member created three years ago... since he and colleague Alex Tabarrok started the blog Marginal Revolution, which has had more than 6 million visitors, Cowen has become something he didn't even know existed: an economics celebrity.
They are enjoyable and challenging venues.