00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
01:56    |    
Literature and liberty
Literature as anti-market
Quote, Money and the age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism, Linda Woodbridge (2003) 
Merchant of Venice as a small part of the puzzle 
Charles Dickens
06:14    |    
Literary criticism
Deduction by reduction
Hunting for answers 
Quote, The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare (1594) 
Adam Smith's example and argument 
Exploring literary works 
Money and seduction 
14:58    |    
Intellectual inertia
Wrong questions
Comment of Tyler Cowen
21:24    |    
Ideas of Pablo Neruda
Claim for sympathy
29:09    |    
Questions and answers period
What is the best fairy tale to teach liberty?
Is there a contradiction between resource fullness and economic growth?
Have you ever read Confessions of an Economic Hitman?
Which books do you recommend to start for a libertarian thinking?
35:48    |    
Final credits




Literature and Liberty: Thoughts on Roadblocks

11 de octubre de 2014   | Vistas: 2 |  

Sarah Skwire expounds the different ways in which individuals approach to libertarian philosophy and how this provides a peculiar perspective in understanding economics. She mentions remarkable writers like Charles J. Dickens and William Shakespeare to point out the relationship between their work and the fundamental ideas of free markets. Skwire shares her experience in the libertarian movement, and narrates the importance of reading and exploring new materials in order to make stronger our sense of criticism. Before the end of the conference, she yields the floor to Surse Pierpoint to read Pablo Neruda's claim for peace; after that, she invites the assistants to take action in making literature the path to freedom.

Sarah Skwire is a fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc. She’s work on literature and economics has appeared in the Freeman…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín