Kimberly Strassel interviews Bjorn Lomborg ("Get Your Priorities Right") in today's WSJ. Lomborg is impressive, not just because of his research and his writing but also for his follow-up efforts to get the message delivered.
I recently blogged about David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations and reported my appreciation of a readable inside-baseball rendering of progress in modern economic science.
Yet, Lomborg's efforts to get grown ups to think about the simple stuff (trade-offs and scarcity, decisions at the margin, costs and benefits, etc.) is where the real action is.
One only has to look at today's NY Times ("How to Be a Good Neighbor")which includes an op-ed by NYU's Greg Grandin who wants the U.S. to urge a recount of Mexican votes because Lopez Obrador would renegotiate NAFTA so that Mexico could return to self-suffiency in beans and corn (!!!)