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22 марта, 13:55

An Introduction to the Work of the Ostroms

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Steven Horwitz When I took my current gig as libertarianism.org's economics editor, one of the first pieces I wanted to commission was one explaining the contributions of the Ostroms and why they matter for modern libertarianism. So many of us...

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21 марта, 17:30

What is Needed Now -- A Civil, Subtle and Nuanced Discussion of Minimum Wage That is Evidence Based By Guided By Price Theory

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|Peter Boettke| Russ Roberts has a highly recommended discussion with Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage and its consequences. I am always amazed at how Russ consistently raises the level of discourse through EconTalk. Of course, to folks familiar...

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28 февраля, 17:36

Change the Rules, OK -- and Yes, Norms and Culture (and Character) Matter By Lowering the Costs of Enforcing the Rule Changes!

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|Peter Boettke| The conversation between Russ Roberts and Michael Munger concerning Crony Capitalism is full of insight and wisdom. It is a great conversation in part because they are very comfortable with each other --- this is Munger's 36th appearance...

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16 февраля, 21:25

Off to London

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|Peter Boettke| I leave for London tonight to participate in the Adam Smith Fellowship program next weekend. Before that starts I will talk at LSE, IEA and King’s. I will also spend a few days in the LSE archives.

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10 февраля, 00:07

Learning from CPRs

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|Peter Boettke| I am in Arizona for one of our Adam Smith Fellowship programs focused on examining the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom. In Governing the Commons, Elinor makes the following observation about the managing of Canadian fisheries: "Instead...

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09 февраля, 18:12

Ceteris Never Paribus Podcast

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|Peter Boettke| I recently did a podcast about my book on Hayek and Hayekian ideas more generally. I loved the conversation with Erwin, who is a knowledgeable and careful readers. So much more I could have done in that book,...

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07 февраля, 20:50

Reinvention and Renewal in Personal Destiny

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|Peter Boettke| When I was still an undergraduate at Grove City College (1979-1983), I read David Norton's Personal Destinies (1977) and it had a big impact on me and in my reading of the argument made me realize I was...

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05 февраля, 22:44

Creativity and/or Alertness -- the Value of Diversity in Science, Art, and Business

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|Peter Boettke| I regularly listen to NPR's Hidden Brain podcast. A recent episode explores the value of diversity in background and in perspective for progress in science, for artistic expression, and business innovation. Listening to the episode I was obviously...

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17 января, 03:48

Police Services, Local Public Economics, and The Theory of Fiscal Attention

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|Peter Boettke| Two of my close colleagues and research partners -- Jayme Lemke and Liya Palagashvili -- have a great video out on the issue of community policing. We have been working on these issues of community policing, local public...

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15 января, 22:35

Some New Books To Add to Your List This Spring

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|Peter Boettke| The series I edit with Timur Kuran at Cambridge -- Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice and Society -- will be adding two new books this spring -- Humanomics by Vernon Smith and Bart Wilson, and Persecution and Toleration...

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09 января, 13:27

Demsetz: Competition, Property Rights, Nirvana Economics, and Barriers to Entry

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~ Frederic Sautet ~ We are mourning the passing of one of the greatest economists of all times who influenced me a great deal: Harold Demsetz. I met Demsetz at a Mt Pélerin's meeting in 1992. He was a joyous...

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08 января, 18:08

Harold Demsetz (1930-2019) -- a champion of price theory and the Economic Way of Thinking

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|Peter Boettke| Harold Demsetz speaking at GMU 2009 I received the sad news this morning that Harold Demsetz has passed away. A lot of folks who think in terms of "fresh water" and "salt water" economists, or "free market economists"...