• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 01:56    |    
    Literature and liberty
    • Literature as anti-market
    • Quote,n , 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, n , 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

New Media  | 11 de octubre de 2014  | Vistas: 17

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…