At the request of Time.com bossman Josh Tyrangiel, I’ve been trying to keep to an at-least-twice-a-weekday posting schedule over at the Curious Capitalist. Which means I haven’t had much leftover verbiage for this blog. But yesterday, in the midst of a back-and-forth debate/discussion of what the heck “neoconservative” means, UC Berkeley economist/superblogger Brad DeLong decided to announce to his readers that I have a book coming out, then reproduce most of the 2002 article that got this whole saga started. Which was most kind of him, and also reminded me that perhaps I’d better get back to work on the thing.
I’ve been waiting to get comments from my overtaxed editor before proceeding, but I already have a pretty good idea of what he’s going to say (“make it shorter, dude–and less confusing”) and a long list of people I need to check facts/stories with. So maybe I ought to get cracking on that instead of writing Curious Capitalist posts in the middle of the night, huh?