I am occasionally surprised to find that somebody on the internet I hadn’t heard from in a while still exists. Usually they’re just as obscure now as they were back then (if not moreso) but Saifedean Ammous is an exception. My recollections were of him contributing to marginal sites, but now he’s co-authored a piece with econ nobelist Edmund Phelps.

A while back I sort of rebuked “Thorfinn” aka Arpit Gupta for listing Phelps as a “free-market” economist. The more I see the more I think he was right all along and I was wrong to nitpick. For some reason Barkley Rosser’s comment on Phelps lingered in my head, although I misremembered it as having a more positive light.