In my experience, entrepreneurs tend to be contrarians (and by the way, any entrepreneurs who comment about how this is inaccurate will only prove my point – this a beautifully almost-non-falsifiable assertion). I’ve always been more comfortable saying “yes, but” in my writings for right-of-center publications. Recognizing that a willingness to court unpopularity is actually my core competence, The New Republic asked me to be the “from the right” guy in a blog on their site designed to criticize things they publish. How could I refuse?
My first contribution will be familiar to most TAS regulars, and tries to take on Al Gore’s recent TNR piece on global warming. I wasn’t gentle, and it is enormously to TNR‘s credit that they were fine with this.
I expect future posts will be on a wide range of topics.