Monday, February 02, 2009

New Blog Online

I would like to introduce you to a new Objectivist blog devoted to discussion of economics, business and free-markets. It is called "simply Capitalism" and it is located at:

http://www.simplycapitalism.com/

Subscribe to our RSS feed at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SimplyCapitalism

It is a multi-author blog, staffed by Objectivists who work in business and industry, and who have a special interest in economic and business issues. Our intent is to write on current events, attempting to dissect and disseminate clear ideas and principles.

Our audience is broader than just Objectivists. My intent in forming the blog was to try to insert Objectivist thoughts into a very vibrant blog environment that exists today covering economics. We are not an activist blog per se, but I expect that the topical concentration, the development of writers with that interest, and writing for a broader audience will eventually spawn activist efforts.

We've got a great panel of contributors, who each are seasoned bloggers in their own right, and who all blog regularly on economic topics. These include myself, and:

Galileo Blogs of "Galileo Blogs"
Doug Reich of "The Rational Capitalist"
Beth Haynes of "Wealth is Not the Problem"
Realist Theorist of "Software Nerd"

I'm excited about the concept and the stable of writers who've agreed to contribute their efforts! Check it out!

With that, this blog is getting re-tasked, and renamed. The Crucible and Column will become simply The Crucible, and its focus will become broader, although hopefully still known for thoughtful analysis. Most of my business and economic content will be featured over at simply Capitalism.

2 comments:

Burgess Laughlin said...

> " Our intent is to write on current events, attempting to dissect and disseminate clear ideas and principles. Our audience is broader than just Objectivists. My intent in forming the blog was to try to insert Objectivist thoughts into a very vibrant blog environment that exists today covering economics. We are not an activist blog per se, but . . ."

Isn't disseminating principles and "insert[ing] Objectivist thoughts" activism? It appears to be intellectual activism, that is applying philosophical (including ethical and political) ideas to one's milieu.

(Two other kinds of activism are philosophical activism, in which one attempts to spread a philosophy as such, and "practical" political activism, in which one tries to change particular governmental personnel, practices, or laws--e.g., abolishing a particular local sales tax.)

Michael Labeit said...

If "simply Capitalism" is anything like the individual blogs of its current staffers, it'll probably be both "philosophical" and "practical" activism. For instance, Beth's latest post asks people to inform their senators of their discontent with the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009." (practical activism) By contrast, the previous post on "simply Capitalism" highlights the dangers of government control over executive capital gains and/or bonuses. (politico-philosophical activism).