The Street Porter and the Philosopher

That’s the new book edited by David Levy and Sandra Peart; the subtitle is Conversations on Analytical Egalitarianism, an issue which arises frequently on this blog.  The book offers an excellent dialogue between Buchanan and Warren Samuels, the best essay on Adam Smith’s theory of usury, Deirdre McCloskey on "Sacred Economics," my essay on "Is a Novel a Model?", Crampton and Farrant reinterpreting the socialist calculation debate, and the Rawls-Buchanan correspondence, among other treats.  If you live in the world of "interesting economics," this is definitely a book to pick up.

By the way, Larry Mason wrote a novel which he claims is a model; I haven’t had time to read it yet.  Plus the new novel by Russ Roberts, which illustrates economic concepts, seems to be out now.


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