Economics is often used in literary studies, but rarely free market economics. Austrian economics, with its emphasis on subjective value (Menger), human action (Mises), spontaneous order and knowledge (Hayek), and entrepreneurship (Kirzner), seems a particularly fruitful source of ideas for literary studies.
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Merchant of Avon
A piece from 1997 by Frederick Turner on Shakespeare and economics. Yet it is also much more. It is about how poets contribute to economics -- or could.