Seminar: Philosophy and the Evolution of the Mixed Economy

One of my talks at Francisco Marroquín University was on making sense of our mixed economy–an unwieldy combination of market and socialist elements. The 28-minute talk integrates themes from my intellectual heroes–Smith, Mill, Mises, Hayek, Rand, Popper, Friedman, Buchanan, and Tullock–and connects market economics, politics, ethics, history, and public choice to explaining our semi-coherent mixed economy. The flowchart worked through is online here.

The above talk at UFM’s site.
The flowchart: Pathologies of the mixed economy (or, How we got into this frackin’ mess).
The previous talk referred to at the beginning: Seminar on entrepreneurial ethics.
Interview with UFM’s Luis Figueroa on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

2 thoughts on “Seminar: Philosophy and the Evolution of the Mixed Economy

  • December 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm


    You are certainly one of the preeminent intellectual integrators operating in the field of education today. This is another excellent presentation; one which I thoroughly enjoyed. Regardless of their philosophical starting point, this is an excellent primer that everyone who wants to engage in political discourse and analysis would do well to review, so as to have a common framework for further discussion. Thanks for all of your excellent work in pulling this information together.

  • December 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for that, Jeffery. I’m glad to know you enjoyed it, and I appreciate the high compliment.

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