The purpose of the site is to make it easier for people to get copies of things I have written. Eventually, I hope to post downloadable copies of all my professional papers, newspaper columns and other writings.
For now, my New York Times Economic View columns are posted on the "Economic View" page; op-eds and other popular press pieces on the "Popular Press" page, and a copy of my c.v. on the "Academic Papers" page. If you'd like a copy of a paper you see on my c.v. before I've had time to post it in downloadable form, send me an e-mail and I'll send it to you as an e-mail attachment. For more information about my books, see the "Links" page.
The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good was published by Princeton University Press on September 21, 2011, as the lead title on its fall list. A very carefully crafted 9-minute video feature about the book by economics correspondent Paul Solman appeared on the PBS NewsHour, and arguments in the book inspired this USA Today op-ed co-written with conservative satirist P.J. O'Rourke. An essay excerpted from the book was published in the Sunday Business section of the New York Times ("Darwin, The Market Whiz"), and another except was published in the Cornell Alumni Magazine ("Starve the Beast"). The book's first chapter is posted on Princeton’s website here. Links to my NPR interview with Diane Rehm, my conversation with Joe Scarborough on MSNBC's Morning Joe, my Zocalo lecture about the book in Los Angeles, and more are posted on the book’s Facebook page here.
The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times was published by Basic Books on June 1, 2009. An excerpt and my interview with Neal Conan on NPR's Talk of the Nation are here. A video of my talk about the book at London's Royal Society for the Arts is here. An audio file of essentially the same lecture at the Commonwealth Club of California is here.
My conversation with Rachel Maddow on the lunacy of not extending long-term unemployment benefits is here.
If you're a music fan, be sure to check the latest news on the My Sons' Band page. My sons Chris (guitar) and Hayden (bass), together with drummer Owen Erickson now make up The Nepotist. Find out more about them at www.thenepotist.com. The write and perform their own songs mostly, but for a recent birthday they gave me this recording of one of my favorite Beatles tunes.
My lecture on THE ECONOMIC NATURALIST at Google's Mountain View headquarters.
My acting debut.