00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Student's approach
01:16    |    
Ayn Rand's approach to economics
Quotes  Teaching Economics Through Ayn Rand: How the Economy is Like a Novel and How the Novel Can Teach Us About Economics, Peter J. Boettke
Importance of Ayn Rand's narrative in the economic point of view of collectivism
Mankind's propensities
Propensity to truck, barter, and exchange (Adam Smith)
Propensity to rape, pillage and plunder
Role of institutions to guide people towards different propensities
06:10    |    
Relationship and integration between economics and philosophy
James M. Buchanan's contributions to constitutional political economy by the pre- and post-constitutional levels of analysis
Quotes  Rational Choice and Moral Agency, David Schmidtz
Murray Rothbard's contributions to vision and analysis
08:54    |    
Quotes  After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, Christopher J. Coyne
10:39    |    
Contrast between the positivism philosophy of Ludwig von Mises and Milton Friedman
11:11    |    
Intervention of Christopher J. Coyne
12:13    |    
Collectivist position against individualism
Quotes  The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Oscar Wilde
14:28    |    
Human flourishing idea in Ayn Rand's literature
15:03    |    
Ludwig von Mises's opposition to a sole agrarian economy
16:28    |    
Practicality of the means and ends in an economy
Role of happiness in human nature and the importance of the individual
Quotes, Afraid to be Free, James M. Buchanan
Robert Nozick's experiment
Ayn Rand's pre-Benthamite philosophy
Utilitarian spirit of Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. Hayek
26:19    |    
Happiness economics study
Austrian view of happiness economics
Making people happy through a Hayekian view of constitutional liberty
Comparison between the economic and philosophical view of happinness and duty as the ultimate goal
Quotes  Socialism, Ludwig von Mises
Passionate example on the role of human duties
Everyday situation with trade-offs
The Matrix, an example of trade-offs in human nature and its development in society
Exclusion of trade-offs by the existance of an individual hierarchy of values
41:55    |    
Role of law in the modern social system
Similarities between law and economics
Richard Posner's opposition to the ideas of Friedrich A. Hayek
Pragmatism relationship between law and economics
Effects of constitutional constructivism and the role of liberty
50:34    |    
The system versus the individual experience
Quotes  Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
53:04    |    
Relationship between the amount of trade-offs and freedom available
55:58    |    
Lack of appeal of systems with no dominium nor discrimination
57:44    |    
Effects of the large scope of government in societies
Private neighborhood associations in the United States
Decline of the scope of government in order to achieve development
01:01:49    |    
Final words
01:01:56    |    
Final credits




Institutions, Human Action, and Public Policy (Part II)

06 de junio de 2011   | Vistas: 7 |  

In the second part of this conference Peter Boettke has an interesting conversation with the attendees of the seminar. He discusses topics such as liberty, law, economics, and philosophy, based on the works of Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, James M. Buchanan, and Murray Rothbard, amongst other personalities relevant to the Austrian School of Economics. Boettke explains the importance of values within every society in the development and growth processes in many different aspects. He tells about their interrelation and pragmatic characteristics, which cannot be separately explored. Happiness is one of the most important goals they approach, due to its significance from the liberal point of view. Both collective and individualistic systems are compared to determine which serves better to human beings, delimited mainly, by the human flourishing ideal.

Here you can see the video Institutions, Human Action, and Public Policy (Part I).

Peter Boettke is professor of economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as vice president for research, BB&T…


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