Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Mercatus Center, George Mason University
The Independent Institute
|Date:||Thursday, July 31, 2014
|Time:||noon 1:30 p.m. (Luncheon)
|Where:||The National Economists Club
Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
|Admission:||National Economists Club Members and Affiliates - $16.00
Non-members - $25.00
Students (Full Time with ID at door) - $16.00
|Book:||Living Economics book is on sale at the event - $20.00 (26% off)|
Peter Boettke is a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and the Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU and the author of Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
The passion of the teacher is often the inspiration for a student. Living Economics illuminates how economics affects all walks of life, whether in the marketplace, voting booth, church, family, or any human activity. Boettke believes that economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches on the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations are at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living with.
So teaching and learning economics are high stakes ventures. Along the way he introduces us to major thinkers: from the Late Scholastics in 16th- and 17th-century Spain to Smith, Say, and Bastiat of the Classical School, to Austrian School scholars (Menger, Mises, Hayek, Kirzner, and Rothbard) on to New Institutional economists (Alchian, Coase, Demsetz, North, Ostrom and Williamson) and Public Choice theorists (Buchanan, Tullock, and others). This engaging and reasoned book is a must-read for economists, students, and everyone else who wishes to better understand economics.