Backstory: When I was an undergraduate I was extremely fortunate to have received an internship at the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. Even though I was anything but a Republican and the semester-long internship began less than three months after the bungled Watergate break-in at the Democratic National Committee by the White House
Earlier postings about Edward Cummings, a sociologist in the Harvard Economics department at the turn of the twentieth century, included a newspaper account of his resignation of his professorship to become Unitarian pastor and a link to his papers. Harvard was not to establish an independent department of sociology until 1931, which was much later than
Thus far I have managed to blog 140 artifacts from the history of economics over the past six months. A word of thanks again to the kind folks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking who provided me the initial funds to accumulate a wonderful stock of material bearing on academic economics in the United States. Let
Economics in the Rear-View Mirror will cross the 100-artifact threshold later today. Up to this point my energy has been expended in assembling an initial endowment of archival artifacts and climbing the learning curve for running a blog. I intend soon to begin the co-role of curator of the material to put things in an order that makes more sense than
Where Adam Smith’s remains have been deposited.
On the road this week so few opportunities to add content. But today I did get to Adam Smith’s Edinburgh house where I took this picture.
Peter Boettke of the Coordination Problem blog has the first posting (June 25) in an economics blog to call attention to my Economics in the Rear-view Mirror. And for that first non-selfie signpost in the cloud, my thanks!