Kent Anderson spent a number of years with th Scholarly Kitchen agitating in favour of subscription-based publication models and defending the journal publishers generally. He has since left in order to publish his own subscription-based newsletter. So I consider it ironic that he has to return to publicly accessible media to make the case for subscription journals, as he does in this colum. He argue that the overall cost is very low for institutions. No mention of the cost for people outside institutions. Anyhow, this was only a guest post, so I guess he'll return to his subscription-based newsletter where he will not reach the wider public he seeks to convince.