Ezra Klein’s new blog, at The Washington Post

by on May 18, 2009 at 11:50 am in Weblogs | Permalink

You will find it here, RSS feed is here.

1 josh May 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

hooray!

2 Marc May 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I wonder if he left to escape the campaign finance reform regulation of speech?

3 mk May 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

He’s not shallow; just biased. That’s alright. We all have opinions about how the world should be. It’s not clear that us “smart, perceptive, unbiased” people, standing on the political sidelines, wringing our hands, achieve much of anything. Our lack of bias is useful but only insofar as our unbiased thoughts ultimately translate into some sort of political action.

I suspect that a functioning, just world necessarily involves some smart people who don’t like bias diving into the political fray, and probably abandoning their own objectivity, for the greater good and to raise the average goodness of policy decisions.

We all make a similar calculation during election season. Most of us “unbiased grumblers” pick a side, despite the distastefulness of the exercise, because we feel that our involvement can improve the election outcome.

Whether or not Ezra is such a utility-maximizing, objectivity-surrendering advocate is an open question, but we should regard the existence of people like Ezra as necessary to a just political arena.

4 Billare May 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Whence Ezra Klein defends illegal immigration and universal health care by pretending the latter doesn’t hamper business productivity and is costless at the federal level. Real thought-provoking stuff!

5 hammertime May 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

who cares?

6 shopping tiffany June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Say it walking and no, this type of political discourse is uneducated and juvenile. The young Ezra needs a few more miles under his yamika.

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