Howdy, from Waco

I’m still here. I’ve been so busy lately. Trying to buy a home, trying to get the oldest child (who just turned four) into a good school, trying to advance my career, and trying to write some memorable shit.

There is a NOL podcast in the works. It’s really going to happen. I’m going to chat with Andrei about his new book, and Tridivesh wants in on the action, and Kevin is going to host an IP debate, and I’d like to get Nick and Edwin on about their new books, too.

I think Chris Dillow gives waaaaaay too much credit to “bourgeois politics” in this short piece on class. I don’t think there’s a concerted effort on the Right to keep everybody divided so that owners of property may live in peace and accumulate ever more wealth. This is a conspiratorial take, not a measured one.

Speaking of podcasts, I enjoyed this EconTalk episode with Katy Milkman. a behavioral scientist (psychology, I think). I usually find myself reading the transcript rather than listening to the actually podcast, and this case was no different. In fact, one of the reasons I have been so reluctant to launch a podcast here at NOL is because I’m just not a very good back-and-forth conversationalist. I’m much better at letters and emails and comments threads.

5 thoughts on “Howdy, from Waco

  1. Hi, Why and how is selling Crown corps a good thing? We sold the 407 in Ontario to Quebec that then turned and sold it for a profit to a Spanish Consortium or group that is still making truckloads of cash off of our public (with the help of our government I might add). This to me is a prime example of your ill thought out plans. Surface it even looks like s—. If you need help call, but this plan SUCKS big time.

    • I’d be interested, we’ve done non-public versions of this before, too…

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