All posts by Alexander Salter

A Method, Not a Subject: Liberal Economics and the Classics

“A liberal curriculum can and should include liberal economics.  Both make sense only if we refuse to interpret the past under the assumption that our ancestors were morons.  Committing to rational choice, which in my framework is synonymous with liberal economics, is how we treat the Great Books with the respect they deserve.”

https://egnatiavia.blogspot.com/2020/10/a-method-not-subject-liberal-economics.html

A Wealth-and-Welfare Reading of Hesiod’s Works and Days

“A conventional economic analysis of the text—that is, one concerned primarily with wealth and welfare—focuses on the many lines devoted to labor, mercantile activity, law, and prudence.  Wealth-and-welfare economists will be drawn to these subjects because they most clearly embody conventional economic concerns with production and distribution, as well as the rules governing these processes.”

https://egnatiavia.blogspot.com/2020/09/a-wealth-and-welfare-reading-of-hesiods.html