01 May 2012

"An Audacious Promise"

The Manhattan Institute of New York has just published a brief essay of mine as part of its "MI Issues 2012" series. My essay's title: "An Audacious Promise: The Moral Case for Capitalism." Comments, objections,  and suggestions are welcome. 

The "Issues 2012" series comprises several penetrating essays--on everything from health care to energy policy to education to taxes--that give expert, fact-based commentary designed to help voters make informed decisions in the 2012 elections. I am privileged to be in the company of MI's accomplished authors. 


UPDATE 1: I am recording a podcast of my essay for the Manhattan Institute. I will post a link when it is ready.


UPDATE 1.1: And here is the link to the podcast that the Manhattan Institute created. I am interviewed by Howard Husock, Vice President at MI. The podcast lasts about 11 minutes.


UPDATE 2: My essay has generated some media interest. I am being interviewed today (5/1/12) on the Lars Larson radio program at approximately 7:20pm Eastern


UPDATE 3: Mary Kissel, a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, tweeted: "My May Day reading: 'The Moral Case for Capitalism.'"


UPDATE 4: The American Enterprise Blog put my piece on its "must reads" for May 1, as did the Wall Street Journal's "Secondary Sources."


UPDATE 5 (5/4/12): I'll be on Glenn Beck's internet-based television show this afternoon, during the 3:30pm - 4:30pm slot, talking about the morality of capitalism. I've also just scheduled an interview on the Randy Tobler radio show for about 8am Eastern on Saturday, 5/5/12. UPDATE 12:28pm: The GBTV producer has informed me that they're nixing the "economics" segment on which I was to appear; we'll reschedule. 


UPDATE 6: My original MI piece has now broken the 400+ FB "like" and 100+ Tweet marks. Woo-hoo!