Creative Capitalism Blog
| Peter Klein |
Via Mankiw, here is Michael Kinsley and Conor Clarke’s Creative Capitalism Blog. Check out the list of contributors. Wow. I haven’t seen a team that impressive since these guys. OK, Creative Capitalism isn’t a traditional blog (there’s an oxymoron for you) but, as Kinsley and Clarke explain,
a web experiment designed to produce a book — a collection of essays and commentary on capitalism, philanthropy and global development — to be edited by us and published by Simon and Schuster in the fall of 2008. The book takes as its starting point a speech Bill Gates delivered this January at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In it, he said that many of the world’s problems are too big for philanthropy — even on the scale of the Gates Foundation. And he said that the free-market capitalist system itself would have to solve them.
This is the public blog of a private website where a group of invited economists have spent the past couple of weeks criticizing and debating those claims.