David Brooks, in his New York Times column yesterday, featured some of the important work being done by my GMU Econ colleague Dan Klein . (Here’s a link  to the paper of Dan’s that Brooks mentions.)
Speaking of Dan Klein, the latest issue of his journal – Econ Journal Watch – features a symposium asking “Why Is There No Milton Friedman Today? ” The contributors are an impressive cast of scholars, including John Blundell, Tyler Cowen, Richard Epstein, David Henderson, and Sam Peltzman. The most disappointing contribution, in my view, is the one offered by Richard Posner.