I’ve admired Noah’s writing at The American Scene and elsewhere for some time, and now I’m delighted to announce that he’s joined us as a blogger. Check out his self-introduction, as well as his provocative first posts: on whether the Fed, the mortgage mess, and Wall Street really caused the recession — indeed, Noah reverses the Austrian line and asks of whether bursting bubbles aren’t worth the lower unemployment that inflationary monetary policy brings — and on making shibboleths of Ron Paul and Martin Luther King.