Delayed Self-Promotion

I’m failing to shill for myself!

My review of Benjamin Friedman’s The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth [pdf] is in the latest Cato Journal. Regular readers will notice that a lot of my criticisms of the book discussed on this here blog didn’t make it into the review. Had to keep it short. And there is a sentence toward the middle that no longer makes much sense to me. It’s amazing how that can happen.
I also have a Cato podcast about “libertarian paternalism” [mp3] online. All the points I make are, I’m sure, points I’ve made here before. But if you want to hear me trying hard not to hem and haw, check it out. We had to cut out the discussion of hyperbolic discounting due to time constraints, which is just as well.

Cato Blog Domination

If you haven’t heard tell, Cato has a new blog, Cato@Liberty, featuring the entire Cato policy staff commenting on news, recent events, and pressing issues that concern us all! We’re just getting started, but I don’t think you’ll regret adding @Liberty to your feedreader. Once we all get up to speed on this blogging thing, we’re going to be hard to beat as a policy and politics blog. If you have a blog, run, don’t walk to your keyboard (hey! you made it already!) and spread the happy news.

And don’t forget Cato Unbound! Our new issue, “The GOP and Limited Government: Do They Have a Future Together?” is hot off the virtual presses with a rather depressingly convincing lead essay by bestselling political author and former Bush speechwriter David Frum. This month’s commentators are the left’s favorite Goldwater Republican, Bruce Bartlett, Cato’s own executive VP, David Boaz, and pointyheaded wonderboys Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam.

Cato offers all this top quality content to you for free! What a deal! Thanks Cato!