Miles Kimball's blog, brought to my attention by Tyler Cowen. Tyler shares a lot of great reflections on his classmates at Harvard (including Miles), which are interesting. Many were so sharp they provided quite a challenge to their professors. You should recognize many of the names, I think. This was particularly interesting:
"Brad DeLong was a few years older. He was thought of as the slightly
right-wing guy (compared to his peers he was) who read a lot of unusual
history of economic thought, including Adam Ferguson. He and his
girlfriend (now wife) were inseparable and always affectionate."
The whole discussion reminded me of a lunch discussion with a couple people in the program at American when, in talking with this guy (one of the sharpest minds in our cohort), I felt "slightly right-wing" by comparison. It's funny because just like DeLong, I doubt I'm thought of that way by readers here. Everything is relative in this world, and it's intriguing how you're a different person to different communities. That particular colleague is a fan of Veblen, which I suppose counts as "unusual history of economic thought".
As usual with new blogs: (1.) I'm now following it and will share what I find interesting, and (2.) please share if you maintain or know of any other blogs I should follow!
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