This problem was memorably summed up by someone (not me, can't remember right now who said it): The truth costs money, the lies are free.

Crazy Qanon sites, Alex Jones, similar unhinged conspiracy half-bakeries are free to access. Quality journalism is expensive to access. And if you sub to one paper or mag, you're unlikely to sub to several (as the author points out). I support the Guardian and the Atlantic, but how much money am I willing to spend on news each year in order to fold in additional points of view?

Republishing digests like Medium are helpful, but not sufficient.

Quality information is a public good. Without it, liberal democracy (including reasonable conservatism) perishes. We need to solve this problem, and soon.

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