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Harbaugh Makes the Weekly

I was somewhat surprised to see a “Slant” blurb (down at the bottom) to University of Oregon Professor of Economics and friend of the Commentator Bill Harbaugh in the Eugene Weekly, advertising the good professor’s “new blog”, complete with writings ranging from “neuroeconomics (what’s that?) to improving access to Oregon public records” and “quirky” comments from his students.

After having a look at the site they linked to, I’ve come to the conclusion that either I’m totally missing something or whoever writes the Weekly’s “Slant” section simply has no idea what a “blog” actually is (hint: it’s not hip new slang for “home page”). As far as I can tell, the “quirky” student comments appear to be drawn from end-of-term class evaluations.

Nevertheless, kudos to the Weekly for giving a shout-out to Harbaugh.

  1. Oh yeah, the Weekly post was supposed to be about my efforts to get John Kroger to open up Oregon’s public records laws. The blog is at

  2. Silas Talbot was a privateer, not a pirate, you scurvy dogs.

  3. Sean says:

    Yeah, he has that up on his office in the Econ department, too.

    He is also the publishers of academic satire gems like this:

    Which prompted this response from Professor Glen Waddell (if you’re a nerd you should enjoy this):

  4. Vincent says:

    I like that one of his ancestors got a Letter of Marque to be a pirate.

  5. Gsim says:

    I have a merit badge in marksmanship too.

  6. Ian says:

    Harbaugh’s list of “non-academic achievements” is pretty fantastic.

  7. nike urbanism duk says:

    I believe massive amounts of weed get smoked over at the Weekly.

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