Max Sawicky To Forego Blogging

Max Sawicky used to call Alan Greenspan “Yoda”. When I saw this post:

With regret I have to announce that my blogging days will end on September 3. New professional responsibilities will preclude any public pontificating. Aside from professional articles, the scope for my publishing activities is not yet clear. There may turn out to be none.

I thought of the destruction of Alderaan in the first Star Wars movie and how Ob-Wan reacted to it:

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

OK, Max is only one of the economist bloggers and not millions. But he is one that many of us used to turn to for inspiration. Good luck in the new job Max! We’ll miss your insights and your humor.