Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Learning Out Loud

It's always been hard for me to ask questions in class since doing so makes it clear to everyone that I don't already know the answer. As Abraham Lincoln said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

But I recognize this as an impediment to my education and am actively trying to overcome it. One of the ways I'm doing that is by posing questions on this blog. Doing so puts my ignorance on display for a (theoretically) global audience, but for me it's a great way to learn.

Update: Case in point: Ryan just posted a terrific answer to my question in the comments, and included a long quote from Hayek on the subject that I would have otherwise totally missed. Discussion FTW.

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