OK, many of you have asked but I knew that I had to put in an explanation for my continued absence here when my mother in Turkey complained that she missed the "postcards" from me on the blog.
I am alive and well. But here are two reasons why this space will not be updated frequently over the coming months:
- I am writing a book (on globalization, what else?), and I find the blog really competes with it for my energies and ideas. I hope there will be a reason for people to want to read the book even if they have been devout followers of this blog.
- All kind of spammers have taken over the comments section of this blog, and I don't know (or have the time) to clean it up.
In the meantime, my monthly series with Project Syndicate continues, so you can always turn there for my periodic column-sized bursts.