I just came back from the first-ever Economic Blogger’s forum in Kansas City, put on by the Kaufman Foundation. With one exception (see bottom), I had a great time chatting with Mark Thoma of Economist’s View, Mish Shedlock of Global Economic Analysis, Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism, Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution, Robert Cringely, Gregory Gordon of SSRN, Bob Litan and Tim Kane at Kauffman, Paul Kedrowsky of Infectious Greed, Arnold Kling of Econolog, Steve Malanga of the Manhattan Institute, Virginia Postrel, Allison Schrager of Free Exchange (the Economist’s blog), Amity Shlaes, David Warsh of Economic Principals, Matt Yglesias, and Ken Zolot of MIT. All smart, lively people.
The only problem: When we left for the airport on Saturday morning, it was snowing—the biggest snow in KC since 2005. Unfortunately, at the hour we left (5:15AM), they had neglected to plow the highways. Not fun driving.