I am happy to see that the Economist has a blog, Free Exchange. Like the magazine, it seems to have sound free market analysis (and regular content). I still can’t figure out why the Economist strips journalists of the right to have names when they hire them.
Question: how much would a media outlet have to pay you to lose your byline?
Of course, in technical writing, I don’t have my name on many things I produce either. Partially that is by choice. I would hardly call myself an expert on the things I write about or have a personal investment in the content. But even technical books have authors and a long list of reviewers and editors.