This update will be short and sweet because there isn't much to report:
- In early March I submitted the manuscript for The Illusion of Well-Being: Economic Policymaking Based on Respect and Responsiveness, which will be out from Palgrave Macmillan in September.
- Since then I wrote the draft of my paper from the Petrie-Flom conference on "Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy," a short paper on Cesare Beccaria and the economics of crime for a special journal issue celebrating his book On Crimes and Punishments, and encyclopedia entries on retributivism and the lex talionis.
- Currently I'm working on the final draft of the Petrie-Flom paper, my draft for the upcoming Law and Society Association meetings (after pulling out of the Law Culture and Humanities conference last month), and my monograph on law and social economics, as well as ongoing work on several edited books.
- At the end of the month I visit Norway for the first time, speaking on the topic of Kantian ethics and economics at both the University of Oslo (cosponsored by the Norwegian Kant Society) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, both talks graciously arranged by Anita Leirfall.
- My abstract for "The Kantian-Economic Agent: Individual in Essence, Social in Orientation" was accepted into the "Oneself and the Other" conference on economics and philosophy being held in Strasbourg in November.
My online output was low again:
- I contributed one substantive post to Economics and Ethics, related to The Illusion of Well-Being: "The arbitrariness of well-being measures: family mealtimes and Facebook enrollment" (February 19).
- I posted two pieces related to The Virtues of Captain America on April 3 to coincide with the release of the new Cap film: "Captain America and the Neglected Role of Moral Judgment" at The Comics Professor and "How Captain America Can Help Americans Reclaim Their Unity" at Psychology Today. (My book also received some mentions in the press, including a review by John Gray that appeared in both The New Statesman and The New Republic.)
- Finally, I had another new post at Psychology Today, "Do Men Need to Feel Desired—and Should They?" (March 28), elaborating on my earlier post, "Why Men Find It So Hard to Understand What Women Want," which suddenly attracted a bit of attention and commentary recently.
As always, work continues apace while I continue to wonder why...