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March 09, 2017

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Jason Kilborn

Arrrrgh! I HATE these journals that are behind paywalls. Better to not publicize the contents of a journal that is inaccessible to those interested in its contents. I've been trying to get access to Kim's piece on small debt collection for months now, to no avail. I understand the need to support journals, but the many sources of academic knowledge that are embargoed behind paywalls is so unconstructive. My biggest pet peeve is when SSRN allows abstracts for these kinds of papers to be posted--and then we can't download the papers. I really wish the academy could come up with a response to this, such as by having tenure committees evaluate the substance of pieces (published open access on the web) rather than lazily relying on journal placement. Rant over ...

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

What is old, is new. Look closely at the titles to these articles. To quote our great leader, "Sad."

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