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  •  Laura Clawson writes education diaries (12+ / 0-)

    sometimes in more detail than I do

    the material gets covered on the front page

    if I have done a diary on the topic first, Laura normally links to me

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 05:41:49 PM PDT

    •  You are very kind. (7+ / 0-)

      Laura does cover education but your personal experience and in-depth knowledge of the issues makes many of your education posts worthy of the FP in my opinion.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 05:58:29 PM PDT

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      •  All of us old timers (6+ / 0-)

        know very well that they don't fp diaries like they used to.

        I can take a guess why - but the best material here is still in the diaries, and it seems sometimes that the same diary is re-written when an fp of the orginal diary would have done just as well.

        Another example: Markos is now building a page on economics.  Years ago he had two very good writers on economics who could have done the same thing: and both were writers with big followings here.

        And who happened to have been right years before the housing crisis hit.

        That is a missed opportunity as well IMHO.

        The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

        by fladem on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 06:50:22 PM PDT

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        •  Unlike most of the diaries here, (1+ / 0-)
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          the front page pieces are queued -- so a front page piece may have been written at the same time as the one in the diaries but because of the queue doesn't show up till hours later. So it's not so much a duplication of effort as two (or more) souls with the same thought; great minds think alike and all that.

          As far as the economics writers, they were more or less chased off by members of the community IIRC...which is what Markos was addressing in his diary today. I'm looking forward to the economics portal, if they can explain concepts in words of one syllable or less; I could never make it through an entire quarter of Econ (macro or micro) without dropping midway through.

          "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

          by Cali Scribe on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 08:35:24 PM PDT

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          •  There was a war between econ writers (1+ / 0-)
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            It was sad to watch good people with different perspectives fight like that. I valued the multiple perspectives.

            look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

            by FishOutofWater on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 07:48:30 AM PDT

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