Yglesias's fingers are tired:

I would love a legal cap on the number of words a blogger is allowed to produce per day...I would prefer to write somewhat lessthis pace is stressful and doesn’t leave me as much time to pursue other projects and interests. But though I would prefer to write somewhat less, I have a stronger second-order preference to produce a blog that’s competitive with other major offerings on the internet. And over the years competition between bloggers has led to escalating word-counts. The resulting situation isn’t terrible, there are lots of people you should cry for before you get to me, but basically we bloggers are engaged in a red queen’s race where we all need to keep trying harder and harder just to maintain our positions.

Matt Steinglass counters. I'm just trying to keep the customers satisfied.

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