Profiles in Liberty: David R. Henderson

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David R. Henderson is associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and research fellow with the Hoover Institution. He has written for the New York Times, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Reason, as well as scholarly articles for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Cato Journal, Energy Journal, and many others.

questions1
Why did you become a political economist? [00:18]
Does a free society need a political and economic theory? [3:33]
What are the key themes in your book Making Great Decisions in Business and Life? [6:03]
What was the key purpose of The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics and the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics? [7:25]

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What were the key themes from The Joy of Freedom? [00:09]
What three historical economists/thinkers have you learned most from? [1:51]
What major historical economist/thinker do you most disagree with? [6:15]
What is the most interesting problem in political economy you are working on now? [7:50]

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What is the most challenging criticism of your views? [00:09]
What is the state of liberal thought today among political economists? [2:16]
To bring about a more liberal society, what key practical steps can and should be taken? [8:04]

Related:
David Henderson’s web log at Econlog.
Stephen Hicks talks with David Henderson about seven myths about free markets.

Watch the next Profiles in Liberty with philosopher Tibor R. Machan.

Previously: Profiles in Liberty: philosopher Douglas Rasmussen.

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