Tyler Cowen says "dressing up actually might make people more productive, but then would not at least a few of us blog in suit and tie?" Julian Sanchez actually does this quite frequently. And, actually, I feel like I am more productive on those days when I have an event to attend that I'm dressed up for.
The thing is that to actually blog in suit and tie all the time, I'd need to buy more suits, shirts, ties, etc. plus probably face higher dry cleaning bills. So the financial and "hassle" costs of shifting to a suit and tie model would be fairly high. The returns, meanwhile, seem uncertain. I feel like my blogging productivity is at a point of diminishing marginal returns. Would 20 percent more output get me 20 percent more traffic? A 20 percent salary increase? It all seems unlikely.
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