Episode Notes (Episodes 75 to 100 and Special Episodes)

March 8, 2021

References from The Curious Task Special Episode 4 with Tom Palmer

  • Tom Palmer’s book, Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice can be purchased on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Tom has additionally wrote and/or edited the following works:
    The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won't Tell You (link)
    After the Welfare State (link)
    Why Liberty (link)
    Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (link)
    Peace, Love, and Liberty - the basis of this episode from which many of quotes, interview references, and military case studies were selected (link)
    Dignity and Democracy with co-author Matt Warner (publication coming out next year)
  • Erik Gartzke found that trading countries are less likely to war in his article, The Capitalist Peace, which is available online.
  • Tom’s Interview with a Businessman for Peace with Chris Rufer on peacemaking in business and trade, appears in Chapter 4 of Peace, Love, and Liberty.
  • Frédéric Bastiat’s was an economist and peace advocate who argued the costs of long-term consumption from tax-produced weaponry in his book, That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen, which can be read on the Mises Institute’s website 
  • Robert Higgs’ article, Wartime Prosperity? A Reassessment of the U.S. Economy in the 1940s, (featured in The Journal of Economic History) clarified how productive efforts in jeeps and vans shipped to other countries do not constitute economic benefit due to the lack of private vehicle production. This article can be accessed here through an active JSTOR account or your educational institution.
  • Tom’s essay, Peace is a Choice, presents a case study on political science professor and former US government official Madeline Albright and her view of the exemplary nation and how professors have a tendency to think about wars differently than those who have witnessed them. This is a chapter in Peace, Love, and Liberty.
  • A transcript of Colin Powell’s infamous 2003 speech to the United Nations on the disarmament of Iraq which touches on themes of human lives and consequence can be read on The Washington Post archives.
  • Tom’s recommended two German novels of the Great War to enrich an understanding of war from different perspectives on anguish and glory, respectively: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich M. Remarque (link) and Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger (link).
  • Parker Thomas Moon’s book, Imperialism and World Politics, highlights the devaluation of important political science questions when personal pronouns are employed during conflict. This book is available on Google Books at this link.
  • Joshua Greene’s book discussing our psychological propensities to cooperate and designate teams to destroy other groups, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them is available on Amazon Canada for purchase here.
  • Robert Musil’s book, The Man Without Qualities, explores how a nation exists to offset responsibilities without remorse and is available for purchase on Amazon at this link.
  • Samuel P. Huntington’s study, The Clash of Civilizations?, noting how much territory is under military control can be viewed at this link through an active JSTOR or partner institution account.
  • Tom cites Carl Schmitt and his theory on the irreconcilibity of conflicts as a foundation for solidarity in the podcast. An overview of Schmitt’s essential works was published by John P. McCormick from the University of Chicago in the Annual Review of Political Science at this link.
  • Chapter Five of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, covering the types of friendships human beings can have, was briefly mentioned on the podcast and can be read at this link courtesy of McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Ernesto Laclau emphasizes the importance of identifying the enemy for successful populist rhetoric in his book, On Populist Reason, available on Amazon Canada here.
  • George Orwell’s essay on how language can be operationalized to “obscure pure violence,” Politics and the English Language, can be accessed online at this link.

References from The Curious Task Special Episode 3 with James Tooley

  • The E. G. West Centre at Newcastle University is the namesake of economist E. G. West. This page will direct listeners to his various articles and reports.
  • James’ book, The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves is the basis of today’s discussion and can be purchased from Amazon Canada here
  • You can read more about the John Templeton Foundation’s work at this link
  • Here is a link to James’ case study research about for-profit private education in India.
  • This is The Economist article about Indian private schools educating 50% of the population that James mentions briefly on the podcast.
  • Here is a synopsis of The Elementary Education Act of 1870 which mandated public education for schoolchildren between five to thirteen years of age. James’ book with the Independent Institute, Really Good Schools can be purchased here.

References from The Curious Task Special Episode 2 with Matt Bufton, Sabine El-Chidiac and Alex Aragona

  • You can listen to Graeme Thompson discuss Canadian Liberalism here. Dennis Rasmussen discusses if America failed here.
  • The very first episode of The Curious Task with Nigel Ashford can be listened to here.
  • Alex Salter talks about central banking on The Curious Task here.
  • Matt mentions that two of his favourite episodes on The Curious Task are Mustafa Akyol on freedom in the Muslim world here, and James Tooley on private education here.
  • The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley can be purchased from Amazon here.
  • Sabine mentions that two of her favourite episodes on The Curious Task are Tom Palmer on what is war good for here, and Jacob Levy on civil society here.
  • Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom by Jacob Levy can be purchased from Amazon here.
  • Alex mentions that two of his favourite episodes on The Curious Task are Aeon Skoble on anarchy here, and Eric Schliesser on neoliberalism here.
  • You can learn more about our Patreon here.

References from The Curious Task Special Episode 1 with Steve Horwitz 

  • Steve Horwitz is the author of Austrian Economics: An IntroductionMicrofoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian PerspectiveMonetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order; and Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions which are available for purchase on Amazon Canada (titles hyperlinked).
  • This article entitled Persistent Fallacies by Vuk Vukovic recounts the misconceptions surrounding growth and is a response to the book, Why Nations Fail, featuring an anecdote on Paul Samuelson’s forecast of the USSR overtaking the US economy that was referenced by Steve in the episode.   
  • In case you missed Virginia Postrel’s episode on The Curious Task and wish to catch up with her research, her book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, can be purchased on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • The Cato Institute published an article by Adam D. Thierer on permissionless innovation, which also provides an overview of Deidre McCloskey’s contributions to the theory. It can be read here.  
  • You can read Steve’s article, Privilege and the Liberal Tradition, on libertarianism.org.
  • Here is an excerpt on Ludwig’s von Mises’ concept of peaceful transference from his book, Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition
  • You can learn more about Robert Higgs’ concept of regime uncertainty through this downloadable PDF published by the Independent Institute. 
  • This article by Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr. is an introduction to “sound money” that Steve also talks about during the podcast. 
  • You can watch Hans Rosling’s TED video on The Magic Washing Machine at this link
  • The joint research on inequality published by Steve and Vincent Geloso is available for reading here
  • Here is the article written by Steve on Tyler Cowen’s joint article on The Great Stagnation, which is also available for reading online at this link.
  • Here is some more background on precision medicine that Steve mentions briefly on the podcast.
  • Here is the link to the 2007 panel discussion with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates that Alex mentions in the podcast.  
  • The Back to the Future trilogy and Demolition Man can be purchased and/or streamed from Amazon Canada.  You can read more about John Stuart Mill’s “experiments of living” at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s website (Chapter 4.6).

 

References from The Curious Task Episode 100 with Tyler Cowen

  • You can purchase An Economist Gets Lunch by Tyler Cowen from Amazon here.
  • You can read more from Tyler Cowen at the blog Marginal Revolution here. Find their course materials at Marginal Revolution University here.
  • Tyler Cowen also has a food blog here.
  • Read more about locavorism in The Locavore's Dilemma by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu, available through Amazon here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 99 with Aeon Skoble

  • Aeon Skoble is author of Deleting the State and editor of a collection of essays called The Simpsons and Philosophy. He has a chapter titled “What Is the Point of Anarchism” in The Routeledge Handbook of Anarchy and Anarchist Thought. Read more from Aeon Skoble on the blog Radical Classical Liberal here.
  • Aeon Skoble mentions Robert Nozick, who argues for a minimal state in Anarchy, State, and Utopia available for purchase here. Aeon Skoble further discusses Robert Nozick in this video produced by the Fraser Institute here.
  • Learn more about the prisoner’s dilemma here.
  • The relationship between anarchism and law is explored by Bruce Benson in his book The Enterprise of Law, available for purchase here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 98 with Janet Bufton and Sarah Skwire

  • Janet Bufton previously spoke on The Curious Task, which you can listen to here. Sarah Skwire has also appeared on The Curious Task here.
  • You can read the #WealthofTweets here.
  • The digression on silver in the Wealth of Nations can be read online here.
  • Previous Smith Questionnaires can be watched on YouTube here.
  • Learn more about the works of Adam Smith from Adam Smith Works here.
  • Sarah and Janet reflect on their experience with the #WealthofTweets here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 97 with Anton Howes

  • You can read more about the Age of Invention at the substack where Anton Howes writers about his ideas here. You can also find his working paper titled The Spread of Improvement here.
  • Deirdre McCloskey details her arguments about ethics and commerce in her series which begins with Bourgeois Virtues, available for purchase from Amazon here.
  • The European Guilds by Sheilagh Ogilvie is available for purchase through Princeton Press here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 96 with Bill Easterly

  • You can purchase a copy of The Tyranny of the Experts by Bill Easterly here
  • The End of Poverty by Jeff Sachs can be found on Amazon here.
  • The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek can be purchased here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 95 with Dennis Rasmussen

  • Dennis Rasmussen previously joined The Curious Task to speak about his book The Infidel and the Professor, and you can listen to that episode here.
  • The book discussed on this episode of The Curious Task is Fears of the Setting Sun by Dennis Rasmussen, which can be purchased from Amazon here.
  • The rising sun armchair can be seen digitally here.
  • More information on the Federalists can be found here, and the Anti-Federalists here.
  • The soundtrack to Hamilton can be listened to here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 94 with Graeme Thompson

  • A collection of the speeches of Wilfred Laurier can be found in an edited edition by Arthur Milnes, available from Amazon here.
  • Macdonald Laurier and the Election of 1891 by Christopher Pennington can be found from Penguin House here.
  • Graeme Thompson’s piece “Whatever Happened to Laurier” can be found in the National Post here.
  • Graeme mentions positive and negative liberty by Isaiah Berlin, which is discussed on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy here.
  • The works of Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and J.S. Mill can be read for free through the Online Library of Liberty.

References from The Curious Task Episode 93 with Jacob Levy

  • You can listen to Jacob Levy’s other appearances on The Curious Task here and here.
  • Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom by Jacob T. Levy can be purchased from Amazon here.
  • You can purchase Free Market Fairness by John Tomasi from Amazon here.
  • You can read more concepts of spontaneous and emergent order found in Hayek here.
  • Judith Shklar lays out her argument about injustice in her book The Faces of Injustice (which can be purchased here).

References from The Curious Task Episode 92 with Sandy Ikeda

  • You can listen to Sandy Ikeda discuss “Why Can’t a City Be a Work of Art?” on The Curious Task here.
  • A copy of Jane Jacob’s Death and Life of Great American Cities can be purchased from Amazon here. Some of her other works include The Economy of Cities (available here) and Systems of Survival (available here).
  • For those who want to learn more about Austrian economics, our friends at the Frasier Institute have released an introduction to the subject here.
  • You can read more about the thoughts Sandy Ikeda has on Urban Design and Social Complexity here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 91 with Terence Kealey

  • You can purchase a copy of Sex Science and Profits by Terence Kealey on Amazon here.
  • The story of Katalin Karikó is explored in detail in this article.
  • Terence Kealey has a chapter in Visions of Liberty, available for purchase here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 90 with Nick Cowen

  • Nick Cowen is the author of Neoliberal Social Justice. You can read the first chapter of his book here.
  • Nick Cowen’s article Sex Work and Online Platforms: What Should Regulation Do? can be downloaded and read here. Within the article, the section which specifically explores the various models of sex work regulation begins on page 5.
  • Markets without Limits by Peter Jaworski and Jason Brennan can be found here.
  • Michael Munger speaks more about transaction costs in the economy with our friends at Econtalk here.
  • An explanation of the key debates currently about sex work can be found by following this link.

References from The Curious Task Episode 89 with Alex Salter

  • Alex Salter is the co-author of Money and the Rule of Law along with Peter Boettke and Daniel Smith. His book can be purchased from Amazon here.
  • To read more about the Federal Reserve’s actions during the financial crisis from Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Donald Kohn, see here.
  • Alex Salter’s most recent commentary on the Federal Reserve at AIER can be found here and here.
  • Alex Salter discusses the Federal Reserves response to COVID-19 here.
  • For more information about the accountability and transparency of the federal reserve, see the report from Scott Sumner at the Mercatus Center found here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 88 with Dan Griswold & Sabine El-Chidiac

  • The policy brief co-authored by Daniel Griswold and Sabine El-Chidiac titled “Deepen Us-Canada Ties with a Post-COVID-19 Agreement for the Free Movement of People can be found here.
  • Dan Griswold’s book Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization can be purchased on Amazon here. 
  • For more information on Canadian Immigrants in the United States, see this information from the Migration Policy Institute here.
  • Dan Griswold explains his stance on Employment-Based Immigration Policies found in Australia and Canada in an interview with the Washington Journal here. 
  • Find Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom by Ilya Somin available for purchase here. Ilya Somin also appeared on the Curious Task to speak about voting with your feet here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 87 with Bas van der Vossen

  • Bas van der Vossen explores the historical entitlement theory, including some of the points he included in his presentation about Robert Nozick’s version during the podcast, at this link.
  • You can read John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government online at this link. Chapter 5, On Property, forms the basis of much of this week’s discussion,
  • This article titled, John Locke: Some Problems in Locke’s Theory of Private Property, on libertarianism.org features Nozick’s famous tomato juice analogy that objects Locke’s principle of labour mixing, and is also an extension of the discussion brought up by Bas during this episode.  
  • Here is an excerpt by Bas van der Vosen on Hume’s idea of property rights as convention.
  • You can access Bas van der Vossen’s work on the “Enough and As Good” Lockean proviso here
  • Here is a paper by Hillsdale College on the appropriative water rights doctrine in the Western United States that Bas briefly mentions during the podcast. 
  • Bas mentions the water shortages that California faces from waterway droughts. An article that details the “Tahoe to tap” option can be accessed at this link.

References from The Curious Task Episode 86 with Matt Warner

  • Matt Warner is the author of, Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on Global Economic Freedom, which can be purchased from Amazon Canada here.
  • Eric Beinhocker’s book, The Origin of Wealth, was mentioned by Matt because it makes a Hayekian case for use of knowledge in society and that there is more than one type of knowledge in an array of complex adaptive systems. This book can also be purchased on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Matt mentions Jeffrey Sachs’ crop yield project in Uganda during the podcast. You can read some of Sachs’ work for the Africa Growth Initiative here
  • Francis Fukuyama’s book, The End of History, can be purchased from Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Stephen Holmes co-authored the book, The Light That Failed, with Ivan Krastev, which is also available for purchase on Amazon Canada here
  • Why Nations Fail is another book cited by Matt during the podcast. It was co-authored by James Robinson and is available on Amazon Canada here.
  • You can read Mohamed Bouazizi’s story and how it ignited the Arab Spring here.
  • Mauricio Miller’s book, The Alternative, is listed on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Amartya Sen’s book, Development as Freedom, can be found on Amazon Canada here
  • You can explore Jeremy Shapiro’s work on development economics on his website.
  • Samantha Power’s memoir, The Education of an Idealist, is available for purchase on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Daron Acemoglu and James Robinsson’s book, The Narrow Corridor, was also mentioned by Matt during the podcast and can be purchased here.
  • You can read Freedom House’s report on the state of democracy around the world in 2021 here.

References from The Curious Task Episode 85 with Paul Robinson

  • You can listen to Paul Robinson speak about military intervention on The Curious Task
  • Paul Robinson regularly writes on his blog Irrussianality, which you can read online He is also the author and editor of several books, which can be found here.
  • Alex references an essay on disinformation which was published on the CRTC website, which can be read
  • Paul Robinson talks specifically about disinformation on his blog in the post “Watching the Disinformation Watchers” which can be read
  • Alex suggests you read the unpublished introduction to Animal Farm by George Orwell, which can be found

References from The Curious Task Episode 84 with Scott Scheall

  • Scott Scheall is the author of the book, F. A. Hayek and the Epistemology of Politics: The Curious Task of Economics, which can be purchased from Routledge at this link.
  • You can read The Green New Deal resolution presented during the 1st session of the 116th Congress here.
  • David Hume’s essay, Of the Independency of Parliament, where he talks about political writers as a maxim and how every man ought to be a knave, is available for reading at this link.
  • Scott references James Buchanan’s idea of “politics without romance” in public choice theory where the assumption of knowledge is a starting point from his co-authored book, The Calculus of Consent. This book can be accessed here.
  • You can read more about Milton Friedman’s work on command economies here.can
  • Scott cites F. A. Hayek’s book, The Use of Knowledge in Society, to the argument that gathering data is not a problem for central planning, but that the particular circumstances of time and place are what determine success. This book can be accessed here.
  • You can read F. A. Hayek’s work, Cosmos and Taxis, here.
    You can read Scott’s op-ed with Parker Crutchfield, There Are No Experts On That for Which We Really Need Experts, published on the American Institute for Economic Research at this link.

References from Episode 83 with Shikha Dalmia

  • You can read Shikha’s articles published at Reason Foundation here and her articles in The Week here
  • Here are some statistics of the the share of votes for Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election by ethnicity, produced by Statista.
  • This is the Washington Post article by Radley Balko that was referenced by Shikha during the podcast, titled, Meet the police chief turned yoga instructor prodding wealthy suburbanites to civil war.
  • Here is Ward Connerly’s biography.
  • You can access the full text of the Federalist Papers by James Madison at this link.
  • The Liberty Fund has a full version of the letter written by Lord Acton to Bishop Creighton which includes the famous quote, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” (1887) at this link.
  • This link will direct you to the original text of The Civil Rights Act (1964).
  • This is an article detailing the history of the poll tax in America.
  • This is a BBC article that discusses the exclusion of Muslims from the reforms to India’s Citizenship Act.
  • Shikha briefly mentions the population dynamics inAntebellum America. Here is an article on the demography of the slave population in Antebellum America for extended reading that was featured in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History.
  • This is the codification of Title XI of the Education Amendments Act (1972).
  • The Washington Post has an article on Barry Goldwater’s history that was released in commemoration of his passing in 1998 and can be accessed here
  • You can read more articles written by David French, a Christian conservative critical of Trump and proactive on the topic of religious freedom, at his profile on The Dispatch here.
  • This is a link to some quotes by Samuel Johnson on liberty.

References from Episode 82 with Art Carden

  • Art Carden is the co-author of the book, Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich, with Deirdre McCloskey, which is available on Amazon Canada at this link (Kindle Edition and Hardcover).
  • Art references Shylock from The Merchant of Venice and Iago from Othello, whose full texts are accessible through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s website (titles hyperlinked).
  • This is an interactive graphic by Our World in Data on the world literacy rate overtime.
  • Here is a link to a further elaboration of Adam Smith’s quote that “people of the same trades seldom meet together … but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices” and one of “the great deal of ruin in a nation” that were mentioned by Art (Courtesy of the Adam Smith Institute).
    This is a link to William Nordhaus’ working paper on the gains from innovation. 
  • You can read more about Fred Shuttlesworth on the encyclopedia website of the King Institute at Stanford University at this link
  • You can watch the 2007 D5 Conference that hosted Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together and features a question on the “desktop paradigm” on Youtube at this link.
  • You can read Thomas Malthus’ An Essay on the Principle Population on The Library of Economics and Liberty website. 
  • Here is a link to the Youtube series, Free to Choose, featuring Milton Friedman. 
  • You can purchase John Kenneth Galbraith’s book, The New Industrial State, on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Here is a list of the Top 10 Fortune 500 companies.
  • Andrew McAfee’s book, More from Less, talks about the dematrialization of economic growth and can be purchased on Amazon Canada here
  • Art mentions Robin Hanson’s concept of the Futures Market during the podcast. You can read more about it in this article by Robin Hanson.
  • Thomas Sowell’s book, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, is available on Amazon Canada at this link.

References from Episode 81 with Erik Kimbrough

  • You can find a list of Erik’s work here, or on SSRN and RePEc (Erik Kimbrough), some of which were quoted during this episode and formed the basis of discussion. These include Erik’s discussions on norm-compliance (with Mark Pickup and Eline de Rooij), corruption, social preferences (with Alexander Vostroknutov), and marriage (with Mahsa Akbari).
  • This is a rundown of The Dictator Game in economics as presented by Daniel Kahneman et al.
  • This is the paper written by George Stigler and Gary Becker, Accounting for Taste, that was mentioned by Erik in the podcast.
  • You can read about Adam Smith’s impartial spectator and sentiments at this link (Adam Smith Institute)
  • You can read more about the economist Douglass North at this link (The Library of Economics and Liberty).
  • The book, The WEIRDest People in the World by Joe Henrich, that was mentioned by Erik is available on Amazon Canada at this link
  • Friedrich Hayek’s quote that “Man is much a rule-following animal as a purpose-seeking one” is from his book, Law, Legislation and Liberty, which can be accessed here.

References from Episode 80 with Ross Emmett and Steve Slivinski

  • Ross Emmett and Stephen Slivinski are directors of the Doing Business North America project. Their 2020 report forms the basis of this episode and can be found at their website at this link.
  • Here is a link to the Doing Business Report by the World Bank that was briefly mentioned in the podcast. 
  • You can read the Philadelphia Inquirer’s article on the barriers of doing business in Philadelphia here.
  • An in-depth explanation of the DBNA’s methodology and business categories is available for reading at this link.
  • The DBNA Land Use index was inspired by The Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index, which can be accessed here
  • Here are the recent rankings of the DBNA report, which includes a comparison of the performance in cities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States (including the top five and five lowest-performing cities).
  • You can interact with the data collected by DBNA at this link.
  • Virginia Postrel’s book, The Future and its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress, can be purchased on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Here is an article on the Bootleggers and Baptists problem coined by Bruce Yandle.

References from Episode 79 with Peter Jaworski

  • Peter Jaworski is the co-author of the book, Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests, which is available for purchase on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Peter mentions B. van der Vossen’s article on self-ownership published on Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which can be read here. The general article on libertarianism starts at this link.
  • You can read more about Jonathan Haidt’s moral foundations theory on the website, moralfoundations.org.
  • Peter mentions the three-way division between people cited in Jason Brennan’s book, Against Democracy, which is also available on Amazon Canada at this link
  • This article on libertarianism.org captures David Hume’s is-ought dichotomy that was briefly mentioned by Peter during the podcast. 
  • The Acton Institute publishes many articles that demonstrate how their theological views endorse libertarian institutions on their website, acton.org.
  • You can read John Stuart Mill’s libertarian conclusions in On Liberty at this link.
  • Peter mentions Chris Freiman during the episode, who has published blogposts on learnliberty.org.   
  • You can read more about the natural rights argument of Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” in this article on libertarianism.org
  • The Lockean-Nozick justification of property rights has also been written about in this article on libertarianism.org.
  • Here is the link to Ayn Rand’s book, The Virtue of Selfishness, that explores the concept of ethical egoism.
  • Michael L. Frazer has a book on Adam Smith’s theory of sentimentalism and how it departs from that of David Hume, which can be accessed here.
  • You can purchase Michael Huemer’s book, Ethical Institutionalism, that was recommended by Peter at this link.
  • Jan Narveson makes a contractarian case for libertarianism in this article on libertarianism.org.
  • Here is Roderick Long’s article, Eudaimonist Libertarianism, that was published on bleedingheartlibertarians.org.
  • Dan Sanchez published an article called, In Defense of Mises’s Utilitarianism, through the Mises Institute and is available for reading here.
  • Here is Kevin Vallier’s article, A Rawlisan Case for Libertarianism, which also draws parallels to F. A. Hayek. 
  • You can explore Milton Friedman’s natural rights-oriented political philosophy in his book, Capitalism and Freedom, which can be purchased from Amazon Canada at this link.
  • Here is a joint article by John Tomasi and Matt Zwolinski called, A Bleeding Heart History of Libertarianism, which was published in Cato Unbound and can be read at this link
  • This is a link to the Libertarian Party of the United States.
  • Deirdre McCloskey elaborated on her idea of The Great Enrichment in this article published on the Foundation for Economic Education.

References from Episode 78 with Sandra Peart

References from Episode 77 with James Tooley

  • The E. G. West Centre at Newcastle University is the namesake of economist E. G. West. This page will direct listeners to his various articles and reports.
  • James’ book, The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves is the basis of today’s discussion and can be purchased from Amazon Canada here
  • You can read more about the John Templeton Foundation’s work at this link
  • Here is a link to James’ case study research about for-profit private education in India.
  • This is The Economist article about Indian private schools educating 50% of the population that James mentions briefly on the podcast.
  • Here is a synopsis of The Elementary Education Act of 1870 which mandated public education for schoolchildren between five to thirteen years of age. James’ book with the Independent Institute, Really Good Schools is set for release in March 2021 and can be preordered here.

References from Episode 76 with Steve Horwitz

  • Steve Horwitz is the author of Austrian Economics: An Introduction; Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective; Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order; and Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions which are available for purchase on Amazon Canada (titles hyperlinked).
  • This article entitled Persistent Fallacies by Vuk Vukovic recounts the misconceptions surrounding growth and is a response to the book, Why Nations Fail, featuring an anecdote on Paul Samuelson’s forecast of the USSR overtaking the US economy that was referenced by Steve in the episode.   
  • In case you missed Virginia Postrel’s episode on The Curious Task and wish to catch up with her research, her book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, can be purchased on Amazon Canada at this link.
  • The Cato Institute published an article by Adam D. Thierer on permissionless innovation, which also provides an overview of Deidre McCloskey’s contributions to the theory. It can be read here.  
  • You can read Steve’s article, Privilege and the Liberal Tradition, on libertarianism.org.
  • Here is an excerpt on Ludwig’s von Mises’ concept of peaceful transference from his book, Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition
  • You can learn more about Robert Higgs’ concept of regime uncertainty through this downloadable PDF published by the Independent Institute. 
  • This article by Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr. is an introduction to “sound money” that Steve also talks about during the podcast. 
  • You can watch Hans Rosling’s TED video on The Magic Washing Machine at this link
  • The joint research on inequality published by Steve and Vincent Geloso is available for reading here
  • Here is the article written by Steve on Tyler Cowen’s joint article on The Great Stagnation, which is also available for reading online at this link.
  • Here is some more background on precision medicine that Steve mentions briefly on the podcast.
  • Here is the link to the 2007 panel discussion with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates that Alex mentions in the podcast.  
  • The Back to the Future trilogy and Demolition Man can be purchased and/or streamed from Amazon Canada.  You can read more about John Stuart Mill’s “experiments of living” at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s website (Chapter 4.6).

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