This volume contains a selection of 15 items published in Econ Journal Watch (EJW). EJW publishes material on characters it finds admirable, including David Hume, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, Erik Gustaf Geijer, and Carl Menger. This volume of 358 pages collects 15 gems by or about such figures and related items. Most notable is Hume's original account of his episode with Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Several of the items had been neglected, such as a glorious essay by the great French liberal Marquis d'Argenson, who was born 17 years before Hume. Another is a remarkable squib from Edinburgh in 1758 against monopoly privileges for barbers. The material is online at econjwatch.org, but this volume makes tangible a mansion of sympathetic company.
Contributors: Daniel B. Klein, Jason Briggeman, René Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, Marquis d'Argenson, Anonymous (a Bellonian), Benoît Malbranque, Tobias Smollett, Hew Dalrymple (pseud?), David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jacob R. Hall, F. E. Guerra-Pujol, Scott Drylie, Pierre-Samuel Dupont de Nemours, Frederic Sautet, Ian Simpson Ross, Edmund Burke, Erik Gustaf Geijer, Peter C. Hogg, Carl Menger, Erwin Dekker, and Stefan Kolev.