In 2010, I graduated from Yale College, and spent a year working for National Review as the William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism, which is how I came to Ricochet. Now, I live in Cambridge, Mass. and work in academic research while doing freelance business and financial ghostwriting on the side. I also blog at "This is your brain on economics," http://yourbrainonecon.wordpress.com/.
I sometimes like to call myself a right-leaning neo-centrist, in that I considered myself on the Right relative to my blue-state upbringing and college peers and was deeply influenced by the thought of Friedrich Hayek and Irving Kristol, but now think I'm quite close to the center of policy divides in the real, outside world. But I try not to make too much ado about mere political labels. I want to find consensus positions and policies that we can use to make concrete progress. And I want to bridge divides -- if we Americans hate each other for our politics, something's wrong with our political conversation.
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