By Ken Burnside
Everyone who writes for this blog has a Real, Honest To God, Day Job. We all value thoughtful, reasonable discussions. Sadly, experience with the Internet shows us that thoughtful, reasonable discussions are a tiny minority of comments on the Internet.
Plus, link-farmers rapidly turn comment threads into a bazillion links to pills, porn and Ponzi schemes.
None of us have the time to actively moderate comment threads here, and none of us have any naivete about what would happen if these comment threads were unmoderated.