Proponents of inbound marketing have been advocating since beginning how list buying is bad for business. List providers argue to the contrary that, purchasing a list can be one of the fastest and economical ways of generating new leads for your business. I came across a recent blog by Brian Caroll on B2B round table that beautifully sums up this perpetual debate. List buying makes a great sense if marketers know how to buy the lists. Brian's article is one of the most objective and comprehensive article I have ever found on this subject.