What is “Stigler’s Law of Eponymy“? You can either read about Stigler’s law for free on Wikipedia (see here) or pay a company called “Wiley” up to $42.00 to obtain a PDF copy of Stigler’s original 10-page paper — that’s $4.20 per page or $1.00 for every year since Stigler’s paper was first published in 1980. (What make’s Wiley’s extortion racket even more infuriating is that I don’t have free access to Stigler’s 42-year-old paper even though I am affiliated with a major research university.)
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