Category Archives: Thoughts & Questions

Division of Labor and Market Size

I remember when I first read Smith’s account of the size of markets and how it relates to the cost of transportation. Zzzzzzzz Yet, every time I revisit that section, it becomes more interesting. For instance, Jared Diamond in his … Continue reading

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The Origin of Liberty

“Liberty is about us as social beings, and so it is a social concept.”  Charles Fried, Modern Liberty, 2007 p. 76. Think about this – (a) Many advocates of liberty focus on egoism and individualism as the foundation of liberty. Fried … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

September 25 – October 2 is banned books week.  Sponsored, in part, by the American Library Association (ALA) this event raises the very interesting question of the extent, scope, and application of liberty.  The ALA uses the following definitions: “A … Continue reading

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