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.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Rent-Seeking in Shakespeare
At The Freeman, Sarah Skwire has a piece on Shakespeare's Henry V and rent-seeking. It is a lovely beginning, but the theme definitely needs to be developed -- especially through the entirety of the "Henriad."