I have a new column in the issue with Michele Obama on the cover. It’s online here. It’s about my favorite hyperlibertarian economic doomsayer, Peter Schiff—a member of The Armageddon Gang I wrote about in March 2007. I also found a way to work in a quote from Scott Page, the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan, whose 2007 book The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies is on my Oh Yeah, I Really Meant to Read That list.
Speaking of that list, another member of The Armageddon Gang (in fact the guy who gave the group its name), Michael Panzner, has a newish book out called When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era. I told Michael I’d do a Q&A with him about his book and, well, I guess I’d better get to that.