Why was this answer by James Fallows shown to so many people on Quora?

Quite apart from whether it’s a well written article or not, James Fallows is not just some random Quoran posting punditry in his PJs eating Cheetos.

Well, he may do that too; but Fallows is a journalist and writer of long standing in the mainstream media, who I enjoy seeing on late night Australian TV now and again; and I enjoyed reading his work in The Atlantic, back in the days before Quora became the only site I read. Since he’s a mainstream journalist, he gets immediate name recognition as an outside-of-Quora writer; and I wouldn’t be surprised if Quora (which had invited his answer in a Session) pushed his answer along to get more views.

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