Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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A great supplemental text for the teaching of economics, this book offers a clear perspective and a passion for a deeper understanding of the subject. Economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches upon the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations is at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living within. Touching upon a variety of subjects—including ...

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Overview

A great supplemental text for the teaching of economics, this book offers a clear perspective and a passion for a deeper understanding of the subject. Economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches upon the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations is at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living within. Touching upon a variety of subjects—including market socialism, political economy, and economics education—this reference contains the wisdom of an expert in the field.

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“A superb book. . . . It is vintage Boettke: engaging, witty, and chock full of insight. This book should be put in the hands of every first-year student of economics, if only to show them what they are missing!” —Bruce Caldwell, research professor of economics, Duke University

“A solid book that counters the excessive simulation of modern academic economics while, at the same time, avoiding the temptation to extend application of the logic beyond reasonable limits. Boettke concentrates on the primary purpose of economics, which is to convey an understanding of how, within properly designed institutional constraints, operative markets generate and distribute value without overt conflict.” —James M. Buchanan, distinguished professor emeritus of economics, George Mason University

“Peter Boettke's book Living Economics not only is splendidly characterized by broad erudition, solid analysis, shrewd observation, and expositional clarity, it appears at a propitious moment.”  —William R. Allen, professor emeritus of economics, University of California–Los Angeles

“A remarkable book. The volume luminously reflects the amazing breadth of Professor Boettke’s reading, and the deep and careful thoughtfulness with which he reads.”  —Israel M. Kirzner, professor emeritus of economics, New York University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598130751
  • Publisher: Independent Institute, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 620,371
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Boettke is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a professor of economics at George Mason University, and the editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. He is also the recipient of the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University and the author of several books, including Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and Transitional Political Economy; The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, 1918–1928; and Why Perestroika Failed: The Economics and Politics of Socialism Transformation. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Preface xv

1 Economics for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 1

Part I On Teaching Economics

2 On the Tasks of Economics Education 17

3 On Teaching Graduate Students in Austrian Economics 33

4 Teaching Economics, Appreciating Spontaneous Order, and Economics as a Public Science 42

Part II On Teachers of Economics

5 Relevance as a Virtue: Hans Sennholz 69

6 The Forgotten Contribution: Murray Rothbard on Socialism in Theory and in Practice 76

7 Mr. Boulding and the Austrians 97

8 Putting the "Political" Back into Political Economy: Warren Samuels 109

9 Maximizing Behavior and Market Forces: Gordon Tullock 127

10 Methodological Individualism, Spontaneous Order, and the Research Program of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis: Vincent and Elinor Ostrom 139

11 Is the Only Form of "Reasonable Regulation" Self-Regulation? Elinor Ostrom 159

12 The Matter of Methodology Don Lavoie 172

13 Invitation to Political Economy: Peter Berger and the Comedic Drama of Political, Economic, and Social Life 175

14 Was Mises Right? 192

15 The Genius of Mises and the Brilliance of Kirzner 213

16 Hayek and Market Socialism: Science, Ideology, and Public Policy 226

17 James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy 241

Part III On the Practice of Economics

18 Where Did Economics Go Wrong? Modern Economics as a Flight from Reality 265

19 Man as Machine 316

20 The Limits of Economic Expertise 330

21 High Priests and Lowly Philosophers 361

Part IV Conclusion

22 A Few Critical Paragraphs That Should Shape What We Teach, and Why We Teach, Economics: Smith, Mises, and Hayek 383

Bibliography 389

Acknowledgements 413

Index 417

About the Author 435

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