Tyler Cowen alerted the world to the threat to a precious resource of economic and financial intelligence — Felix Salmon’s blog for Portfolio. Felix, as any of his readers would expect, writes well about the pressures on magazine publishers.
I’ve known Felix for a number of years, and have followed his blogging since he started. Without speaking to him, I’m highly confident that Cowen, Brad DeLong and other Felix followers will not be disappointed. Even if someone doesn’t snap up the valuable Felix (he’d make a good addition to The Atlantic bloggers or he could single-handedly give credibility to The Huffington Post’s financial coverage, for example), I think blogging is so deeply into Felix’s blood that he will keep it up even if no one is paying him for it.