02-17-2017, 12:18 PM
Over on Medium I just finished writing something about foot voting. It got me thinking about the economist Bryan Caplan. He's collaborating with Zach Weinersmith on a graphic novel about immigration. How cool is that? It's crazy cool.
Here's a thought for Bryan Caplan and anybody else who happens to read this.
Lately I've been writing a few things over at Medium. Medium is packed with interesting and thoughtful people and it's really easy to interact with them. Let's imagine that Medium implemented some terrible policy. Then what? For sure people would complain... and if that didn't work then they'd simply leave. They'd foot vote for other websites... like WriterBeat. It would be the epitome of brain drain.
Foot voting for a different website is sure easier than foot voting for a different country. This might sound like a painfully obvious fact with little significance or value. But if you really think about it... then it should super amaze you that economists don't frequently use websites to safely test different economic systems.
We should all be amazed that Bryan Caplan isn't collaborating with Evan Williams to test our current system of government.