Gertner on Glaeser
I’m a bit late on this but last night I finally read Jon Gertner’s profile of economist Ed Glaeser in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. It’s a wonderful article, to my mind a great example of what happens when you’ve got a smart, interesting, candid subject and a smart, curious, agreeable writer. We learn a lot about economics from it, and not just regarding Glaeser’s theories on zoning and real estate. I will say this, however: it’s probably time for the Times Mag. (and I’m among the guilty here) to lay off the Harvard econonomics dept.: is there anyone working there who hasn’t yet been profiled?