Tuesday, December 28, 2021

New blog: Bryan's Caplan's Life Advice


                                           Photo by Taisiia Shestopal on Unsplash

I thought I would take a moment today to share a side project: Bryan Caplan's Life Advice, a miniblog that eventually will reprint 10 blog posts written by Bryan Caplan, an  economics professor at George Mason University.

Caplan blogs at EconLog and naturally most of his items are about economics, but I noticed that particularly like his occasional advice pieces; I kept his "Make Your Own Bubble in 10 Easy Steps" on the bookmarks bar of my browser for easy access. 

Eventually I hit on the idea of doing a blog that would reprint those pieces, making them handy for me to refer to and also putting them in one place for anyone else who might be interested. I obtained permission for the reprints from Professor Caplan and from his blog publisher, the Liberty Fund. Professor Caplan asked me to limit myself to 10 pieces, and I agreed. (Eventually he plans to publish a self-help book, based on his posts.) 

I have three posts up so far: "Ten Principles for Making Friends," "Forty Things I Learned in Forty Years," and "How To Be Happy: A 10 Point Plan." 

This is just an interesting side project and of course daily blogging will continue here. 

1 comment:

Hugh said...

I’m so glad you created this, Tom! Great idea. Had not read any of these before and found them compelling.