Later today I leave for Europe to speak at two events (in Glasgow and Rotterdam) and relax and sight-see (in Sweden). This is the first time I've ever flown overseas solo, as well as the first time I've ever gone on a multi-leg trip anywhere (as opposed to flying to one place and flying back).
So here's how it goes (if you're interested):
- I fly out of Newark this evening, get into Amsterdam Tuesday morning.
- I spend Tuesday in Amsterdam and fly to Glasgow Wednesday morning.
- I spend the next couple days at the World Congress for Social Economics, where I'll speak against the measurement of well-being.
- Friday night I fly to London, where I'll spend the night and then fly to Stockholm Saturday morning.
- After spending a couple days in Stockholm, I fly to Amsterdam Monday afternoon and then take a train into Rotterdam.
- Tuesday I'm at the Regulating Bodies and Influencing Health workshop, where I'll speak against libertarian paternalist "nudges" in health care. (Yes, I'm very against things right now.)
- Wednesday morning I take the train back to Amsterdam and fly home. (Whew.)
Other than that, I've just been working on my Palgrave trade book against nudges, now titled The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism, as well as making plans for the scholarly version, and dealing with departmental things that always come up. If I have a chance to post while I'm gone, I will!