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Kauffman Unveils Enhanced 'Growthology' Blog With Sketchbook Video Featuring Renowned Blogger Tyler Cowen

Growthology.org Now Features More Writers, More Posts and More Perspectives (March 30, 2012)

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/12 -- The Kauffman Foundation revealed enhancements to its blog, Growthology.org to a room full of the nation's top economics bloggers today at the Foundation's fourth annual Economics Bloggers Forum in Kansas City, Mo., with the presentation of its latest "Sketchbook" video featuring renowned MarginalRevolution.com blogger, Tyler Cowen.

In the Sketchbook, appropriately titled, "I'm a Blogger," Cowen explains how to be an effective blogger, which he says is not for everyone.

"If you are going to have fresh material every day the switch has got to be 'on.' If you don't have something to say based on knowledge and study and thought, it's going to be tough going," says Cowen, who is professor of economics at George Mason University. "I deliberately try to subvert ... expectations ... to force people to think about things in a new way."

"The capacity to share more perspectives and insights, and to do so more often, is exactly why we expanded Growthology's content and stable of writers, and a video message from Tyler Cowen seemed a great way to announce it," says Robert E. Litan, Kauffman vice president of research and policy, who is one of three founding authors of Growthology. "We realized that the Foundation has this rich, untapped breadth and depth of expertise among our leaders and advisors, and Growthology provides the perfect vehicle for them."


First launched in 2009, Growthology has served as a platform to share perspectives on faster economic growth, smart government policy and the expansion of human welfare. The enhanced blog content now covers a broader scope of issues such as advancing innovation, entrepreneurship and the economic growth of cities. Growthology will now feature a variety of Foundation experts who will write more frequent posts. The blog will continue to welcome posts from invited guests.

More than 30 of the top economics bloggers attended the Foundation's fourth annual Economics Bloggers Forum where they discussed the state of the U.S. economy and policymakers at odds.

To view "I'm a Blogger," go to this link.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students' math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students set to open in 2011. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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