Colin Frazier, a loyal MR reader, writes:
I noticed you occasionally post e-mails from loyal MR readers. That made me wonder:
– How do you know if readers are being loyal?
– What is required of me to be a loyal reader? Is it just that I frequently read the site? Must I forego reading other sites like Mankiw’s or McArdle’s blogs? Disavow other economists? (I’ve sworn off Krugman!)
– Is there an oath?
– Is there a loyalty program in which I could earn points for posts I read and redeem them for valuable economic insights?
Your devoted (and–I think–loyal) reader
Only a truly loyal MR reader would ask questions of this kind.