New Appointment and Ask Me Anything
A few months ago I was talking to a friend who is a fellow writer. I knew that he had about twice my number of followers on Twitter, and he told me he also had around twice my number of free Substack subscribers. But it turns out that since he paywalls most of his posts he had about ten times as many paid subscribers.
What sacrifices I make to spread truth! I’m still not going to paywall articles, but the conversation did get me thinking about how to incentivize more subscriptions and it helped me decide to do an Ask Me Anything. There will be more of these in the future depending on how much demand there is. You can ask about politics, the social sciences, epistemology, what you should do with your life, or anything else. Leave your questions in the comments below, and in the coming weeks I’ll release a podcast to paying subscribers in which I answer the best ones. I’ll then have a comments thread just for subscribers when it’s released, and maybe do open threads in the future for people to talk to one another. Click here to subscribe.
On a different note, I’m now officially a visiting scholar at the Salem Center at the University of Texas, Austin. I’ll be helping to bring interesting thinkers to campus so they can discuss issues related to local and state politics as part of the Texas Dream series. Look forward to starting to make trips to Austin in the near future and getting to meet everyone there.