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.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Reading Each Other
Sarah Skwire has a piece in The Freeman on Reading Each Other, which talks about the value of literature for creating empathy. Indeed, literature contributes to the moral order -- but harldy in straightforward ways.