Marginal Revolution: In defense of Wikipedia: "Wikipedia has come under increasing criticism lately, for instance read here. The core problem is simple: for most entries, anyone can write anything. How can you trust the results? For that matter, what does the Nash equilibrium look like?

But this critique misses the comparative advantage of Wikipedia. Entries tend to be link-rich, and the ongoing debate and revisions refresh and improve the links. Think of Wikipedia as hiring someone to do search engine work for you, not just Google but the other brands as well. They then report back with the best links. Wikipedia brings you this service for free."


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