Liberty, Public Policy, and the Blogosphere


This experimental program explored the role of the blogosphere in discussion about ideas of liberty today. We gathered a group of people working in like-minded/policy-oriented institutions, some of whom are active bloggers, and many of whom are not. We explored what is happening in the blogosphere today among people interested in ideas about liberty.


Conference Readings

Cowen, Tyler and Alex Tabarrok. “Marginal Revolution.” Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. (January 27, 2012).

Frakt, Austin et al. “The Incidental Economist.” Authors. (January 27, 2012).

Haas, Tanni. Making it in the Political Blogosphere. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2011.

Klein, Ezra. “WONKBLOG.” The Washington Post. (January 27, 2012).

Krugman, Paul. “Our Blogs, Ourselves.” New York Times. (October 18, 2011).

Mankiw, Gregory. “Greg Mankiw's Blog.” Greg Mankiw.; (January 27, 2012).

McKenzie, David and Berk Ozler. “The Impact of Economics Blogs.” The World Bank. (January 27, 2012).

Sumner, Scott. “The Money Illusion.” Scott Sumner. (January 27, 2012).