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From the perspective of an individual economist, you're right. But from the perspective of society I don't see how one could not believe that there are significant economic gains being foregone by clinging to writing standards developed before the word processor. And I don't see any cost to making the switch to better practices. This is literally cash in the street!
If I had the time, I would write a paper on the game theoretics of how the careerist instincts of young economists leads them to adopt inferior standards that create a welfare loss to society, then I would publish it in the AER AND I would include bullet points and windings and animated gifs.