A conversation with Tyler: Tomorrow at 2pm EDT
Join me for a moderated public dialogue with Tyler Cowen about talent, the life of the mind, and the secret to thinking deeply in our harried world
It’s difficult to find time and space for deep reading, thinking and learning amid the frenetic pace of our modern world.
I love Thomas Carlyle insight into the importance of stillness and silence to our interior lives.
Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. Thought will not work except in silence. Neither will virtue work except in secrecy.
One person who has managed to continue a remarkable pace of learning and creativity is Tyler Cowen, a longtime friend and mentor of mine.
Tomorrow at 1:30 ET, patrons of Civic Renaissance have an exclusive opportunity to dialogue with Tyler about the life of the mind.
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Either way, I hope you consider joining us for a public event at 2pm about Tyler’s book, TALENT, and his path to being one of the foremost intellectual of our day.
I’m thrilled to moderate this public conversation. You can register below.
A bit about Tyler:
Tyler is an economist at George Mason University, a founder and writer of the popular website Marginal Revolution, a longtime friend and mentor of mine, and one of America’s leading intellectuals.
Tyler was ranked at number 72 among the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in 2011 by Foreign Policy Magazine. The Economist included Cowen in the top 36 nominations of "which economists were most influential over the past decade.” The Los Angeles Times has described Cowen as "a man who can talk about Haitian voodoo flags, Iranian cinema, Hong Kong cuisine, Abstract Expressionism, Zairian music and Mexican folk art with seemingly equal facility.”
Tyler embodies the ethos that we value here at CR that the most interesting people are the most interestED people: there’s nothing Tyler doesn’t want to learn about.
Tyler is known around the world for being intellectually omnivorous. He is one of the best read people I know. He’s been averaging publishing and writing a book every two years for over the last decade. Come ready to learn from him and his habits of curiosity and the life of the mind.
I hope you’ll join us!
Please write to me with any questions you’d like me to ask Tyler in our conversation, or with any comments!
Thanks for being here.