Dear C4SS Supporters,
I’ve got a problem. It’s a great problem to have, but it’s still a problem, and it goes something like this:
I try to set aside time every day to Google for C4SS op-ed “pickups,” on a “look back 24 hours” basis. When I can’t avoid missing a day, I search back a full week.
But even at the “daily basis” level, we’re starting to enjoy enough blogosphere links, etc., that I’m afraid I’m missing “mainstream media” pickups among the hundreds, sometimes thousands, of results that my searches return.
It got even “worse” — read “better” — this week when our own Kevin Carson got name-checked in Forbes, and when alternative currency blogs (e.g.) noticed his recent thoughts on Bitcoin.
Like I said, it’s a good problem to have. But I’m asking your help in solving it. If you notice a C4SS op-ed in a publication that you consider even nominally “mainstream” — a daily newspaper, newsstand magazine, what have you — please drop me a line. If you’re unsure whether or not I might have already noticed it, just visit our “press room” and see if the link is mentioned there if you like. Thanks in advance.
So far this week I’ve found only six pickups:
- The South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious dailies, ran David D’Amato’s “The Politics of Hunger” in its print edition (and online for subscribers only) on May 21 under the title “States are starving the market of true competition.”
- The Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age ran three C4SS pieces this week: Kevin Carson’s “Those Libyan ‘Freedom Fighters’: The Fix is On” and David D’Amato’s “Government is Civil War” on May 23, and Carson’s “Bitcoin: More important than you realise” on May 25.
- David D’Amato’s “Strauss-Kahn: As Sleazy as the IMF in General” appeared in The Canadian on May 24 under the title “The IMF’s Strauss-Kahn reflects the capitalist mentality.”
- “Strauss-Kahn: As Sleazy as the IMF in General” also ran in Iowa’s River Cities’ Reader on May 26.
Not as many pickups as I’d have liked, but a nice mix — an important first-time picker-upper and a long-time partner in Asia, and two old North American friends we hadn’t seen in awhile.
As for what’s out there waiting to be picked up, I submitted 10,271 Center op-eds to 2,818 publications this week, and have actually had more reply queries than usual already (including one from an editor in Alaska who objected to a particular phrase, but otherwise found the piece interesting enough to consider; we talked it over).
Have a great weekend!
Yours in liberty,
Center for a Stateless Society