Friday, September 14, 2007


Tyler Cowen's public renown has grown pretty significantly in recent years, what with his blog, big trade book, and a column in the Sunday New York Times. It wasn't always this way, however. Here's an old (2003) interview from the defunct Crescat Sententia.

1: Why did you start blogging?

Eugene Volokh asked me to blog, I hadn't thought about blogging before. And it took me months to get started, I was marrying and moving house and wanted to have that behind me.

Eugene is a force of nature. His brother Sasha is very impressive as well, and I knew and thought highly of the other contributors. So I was very flattered to be asked. I didn't think it through much, I simply figured that being affiliated with Eugene had to be a good idea.