Category: "prohibitions"

econtalk

December 28th, 2012
I listen to a few podcasts, when I'm driving or walking around the city, doing laundry or working in the yard. Among them I find econtalk to be informative and engaging, due in part to the in-depth and calm discourse of the interview format between the diverse assortment of guests and host Russ Roberts. more »

the country club

November 18th, 2012
The "country club" analogy argues that the bad things in the social order are the price we must pay to live in the society. more »

Justice on econtalk

May 13th, 2012
One of the things I appreciated about this episode was the explicit accounting of three perspectives with respect to social justice: ┬áthat from the standpoint of natural rights, the question of effectiveness towards ends, and that of how the institution… more »

Smith: Theory of Moral Sentiments, on econtalk

February 20th, 2012
This side project was a six part book club discussion of "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759), which besides the Wealth of Nations (1776) is perhaps the most well known writings of 18th century economist Adam Smith (1723-1790) Theory of Moral Senti… more »