*Stubborn Attachments* blurbs

You can find them here, note you may need to click on the right to read the furthest right-hand side of the page.  Here are excerpts from those blurbs:

Tim Harford: “His best, most ambitious and most personal work.”

Cardiff Garcia: “I think you’ll find that following the logic in Stubborn Attachments is as fun as it is intellectually provocative.”

Mason Hartman: “The book invites you to fight it.”

Cass Sunstein: “It’s a book for right now, and a book for all times. A magnificent achievement.”

Tomorrow is publication date for the book, you can order here, and here is some background on Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals.

Note I am donating all of the proceeds to a man in Ethiopia.

Comments

Maybe in the future you'll meet a man named "Jethro" or "Amos" in West Virginia and dedicate the proceeds of your next book to him.

Perhaps Tyler reasons that Jethro and Amos enjoy a birthright that billions of people would pay a fair amount of money to possess, and he is looking to help people who don't enjoy such an advantage.

+1

Tyler argues that we shouldn't devalue our descendants just because they're distant from us in time. We also shouldn't devalue others just because they're distant from us in space.

Perhaps you would feed a hungry Otherlander with the flesh of your own child?

I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This post posted at this site is actually good.

Billions of people would pay a fair amount of money to be of Scots-Irish descent?

Perhaps Tyler reasons that Jethro and Amos enjoy a birthright that billions of people would pay a fair amount of money to possess, and he is looking to help people who don't enjoy such an advantage.

I like to think this was Tyler's intent also... See similarly instructive comment here: https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/08/preface-stubborn-attachments-book-especially-important.html#blog-comment-159845689

I happened to hear that a Vietnamese guy paid $8,000 for a place in line in Japan's "internship" program (really guest worker).

That struck me as a lot to pay to get into low-level work, but needs as must.

The elite love success and hate failure. They believe their own success was due to their own wonderfulness, not any advantages, luck, or contingencies. Otoh, the failures are contemptible - lucky enough to be in the USA, they failed anyway, despite their advantages, and thus are worthy only of contempt. They are deplorable.

This attitude has consequences.

They aren't pretty.

Cass Sunstein: Tyler Cowan's book is the best evah!

Tyler Cowan: Cass Sunstein's book is the best evah!

What's the Straussian take on the name of that book, "Stubborn Attachments" and the cover 'a giant hand holding the Earth against a red background"?

That we shouldn't be attached to the Earth? That the Communists will eventually take over? Is it a homage to the marble scene at the end of MIB?

The communists are mostly in the dustbin of history. A few more decades and even China will have little to do with Communism.
Red is now associated with Republicans.
And unfortunately , they have already tr(i)ump(h)ed?

I thought it was to show that we live in a simulation and when the program crashes, the last thing we will see is a red screen (similar to Microsoft's blue screen of death).

Socialism kills but never dies! Bernie 2020!

I am damn excited for this book. Kindle can't deliver it fast enough.

here is a proceed: "as his father was pulled from a crushed train forty years ago." J.Lahiri

Does Tyler do methamphetamine?

No, but Tyrone does

Well, the concern by the government has been a tremendous failure and destructive of the family.

Tim Harford: “He will review my next book, so ....”

Cardiff Garcia: the moment I see "fun" used as an adjective I rebel. "Provocative" provokes boke.

Mason Hartman: “The book invites you to fight it.” I refute it thus!

Cass Sunstein: “Oh look at me, I can make a feeble allusion to The Tale of Two Cities."

So, a blurb back, a journalist sucking up to a source, a self-promoter and a fellow columnist who will want a blurb back in the future.

You're a gentleman and a scholar Tyler. Chapeau

"It’s a book for right now, and a book for all times."

Thanks for the redundancy. Apparently it's a book for those incapable of basic inference.

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