As @VikingPlastics (a “global supplier of engineered sealing solutions” in Corry, Pa.) correctly notes, @freakonomics has a lot of followers but we do not follow anyone. In fact, we made a podcast about this. We briefly followed Marketplace‘s Kai Ryssdal, but have returned to our anti-social ways.
So Viking has made us a cash offer to follow it:
They have been upping their bid incrementally:
While $9 isn’t too bad, I am wondering if we should perhaps auction off the rights to be an exclusive follower, with the proceeds going to charity (and at least $9 to Viking Plastics for giving us the idea)? Anybody interested in running this auction for us?