Many congratulations to Brad Setser, who is now back where his heart lies — in the policy thick of things, in Washington DC. We in the blogosphere are sad about this, because it means Brad’s excellent blog is coming to an end: while Brad managed to persuade Sebastian Mallaby that a blog wouldn’t hurt the CFR, he clearly failed (or never even tried) to persuade Larry Summers that a blog wouldn’t hurt the NEC.
Brad was instrumental in my becoming a full-time blogger, and for that I’ll be eternally thankful. And there’s another upside to Brad taking this job: now I get to blame Larry Summers when I realize I haven’t seen Brad in ages, rather than just blaming our own general crapness at ever managing to meet up.
So good luck working with Larry, Brad — although after having done so already at Treasury, and RGE Monitor, you definitely know what you’re letting yourself in for. Me, I’m just wondering what took him so long in offering you the job.
This blog entry was edited slightly after it was posted, at the request of Brad Setser.