Dissing Ms. Postrel


Joseph Mailander at Joyrides Without Maps could do without Virginia Postrel's free market philosophy, but it's her writings on style that really frost him:

Ms. Postrel, in short, like most economic thinkers, knows nothing at all about design--nothing at all...She thinks marketing and packaging are representative of design and aesthetics, when marketing and packaging in fact are merely aesthetic's most tangential derivatives.

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