The Great Enrichment
Hans Rosling, “200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes — The Joy of Stats,” BBC Four. Video.
Max Roser, Five Charts. Our World in Data.
John V. C. Nye, “Standards of Living and Modern Economic Growth” [CEE]
Deirdre McCloskey, “The Myth of Technological Unemployment.”
Ethical Principles: Egoism, Altruism, Predation
Stephen Hicks, “What Business Ethics Can Learn from Entrepreneurship” (2009).
Plato, “The Myth of Gyges”.
Mother Teresa, excerpt “On Prayer” from No Greater Love (1987).
Walter Block, “Rent Control” [CEE]
Optional video lecture: S. Hicks on “Rent Controls” [http://tinyurl.com/zqdotgn]
Journalism: Stockholm. Mumbai. New York. San Francisco.
Linda Gorman, Minimum Wages [CEE]
Optional video lecture: S. Hicks on Minimum Wages [http://tinyurl.com/ozmqcpr]
Journalism: “The Seattle Minimum Wage Study”.
Tragedy of the Commons
Robert Lawson, “Economic Freedom” [CEE]
Robert Litan, “Regulation” [CEE]
Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons” [CEE]
Optional video lecture: Stephen Hicks, “Tragedy of the Commons” (http://tinyurl.com/h2sm7lk).
Optional video lecture: Mike Munger, “Market failures and Externalities”
Journalism examples: Online Dating Apps. Shared bicycles.
Frédéric Bastiat, “A Petition from the Candlemakers about Unfair Competition from the Sun” (1845).
Timothy Taylor, “The Blurry Line Between Competition and Cooperation” [CEE]
Optional: Burton Folsom, “Political Entrepreneurs vs. Market Entrepreneurs.”
Optional: Stephen Hicks, “Is Life Unfair? My Challenge to the Best Tennis Player in the World.”
Charles Mathewes and Evan Sandsmark, “Being Rich Wrecks Your Soul.”
[Optional: Stephen Hicks, Loving Money and Books — Which Is More Evil? ]
Uber, Cuba, and Freedoms Small and Large.
The Trading Game: Arbitrary, Free Trade, Restrictions, Egalitarian, Authoritarian.
Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons.”
Robert Nozick, “The Tale of the Slave” , from Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974). [HTML]
James Buchanan, “Saving the Soul of Classical Liberalism”, The Wall Street Journal (2000).
Robert Lawson, “Free Markets.”
F. A. Hayek, “The Use of Knowledge in Society” (1945).
Information Asymmetry : http://www.reuters.com/article/us-romania-auction-enigma-idUSKBN19W2M9
Robert Litan, “Regulation”
David R. Henderson, “Rent Seeking”.
Wikipedia, “Rent Seeking.”
William Shughart, “Public Choice” [CEE].
Russell Roberts, “If You’re Paying, I’ll Have Top Sirloin” (1995).
Rob Norton, “Unintended Consequences” [CEE].
James M. Buchanan, “Public Choice: Politics without Romance,” Policy Magazine (2003).
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.
Stephen Hicks, Whistleblowing and Government Secrets, Chelsea Manning edition.
Division of Labor
Adam Smith, “Of the Division of Labour”, Chapter 1 of The Wealth of Nations (1776).
Stephen Hicks, Corruption—Is It Worse in Free or Government-Regulated Markets?
Benjamin Powell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2sW2wt3nLU
Jeffrey Tucker, “Let the Kids Work.” FEE.
Antony Davies and James Harrigan, “Child Labor Was Wiped Out by Markets, Not Government,” Words and Numbers.
Michael Munger, “When Is a Potato Chip Not Just a Potato Chip?”
Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?
Stephen Hicks, NA and LA.
Alexei Marcoux, “Entrepreneurship: Schumpeter, Knight, and Kirzner.”
Kirk O. Hanson, “The Ethical Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs”, WSJ.
Kaizen entrepreneur interviews.
Stephen Hicks, “What Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us All About Life,” The Wall Street Journal
Famous entrepreneurs in history
J. J. Hill
John D. Rockefeller
Mary Kay Ash
Chris MacDonald and Alexei Marcoux. Business Ethics Highlights.
Tom Beauchamp, “The FCC’s ‘Fairness Doctrine'”.
Telecommunications and the “‘Fairness Doctrine'”.
John Haring, “Telecommunications” [CEE].
Tom Beauchamp, “Putting the Squeeze on Citrus Hill Orange Juice” .
Tom Beauchamp, “Hooker Chemical and Love Canal” .
John Maynard Keynes, The End of Laissez-Faire
Hicks on Keynes, Can We Blame Keynes for Keynesianism?
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson (1946).
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson (1946).
Karl Marx, Excerpts from The Communist Manifesto .
Max Weber, excerpt from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Al Gini and Ronald Green, Ten Virtues of Leadership
Bret Swanson, “The i-Phone in Your Pocket Is Worth Millions.” FEE.
Bastiat, “The Seen and the Unseen.”
Dispersed Costs and Concentrated Benefits
Bootleggers and Baptists
Tom Beauchamp, “Manufacture and Regulation of Laetrile”.
“Laetrile and Pharmaceuticals”.
Charles Hooper, “Pharmaceuticals” [CEE]
Rationing. Journalism: British decision no surgery for obese or smokers.
Michael Munger, “Why We Can’t Break Up With Our Stuff Yet”
Topics to come
The Jones Act
Thomas Grennes, “An Economic Analysis of the Jones Act.”
Stoicism and leadership.