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, July 2, 2012
Bonfire of the Cliches
It seems Sarah Skwire has been busy of late. She has the lead essay in the latest Cato Unbound: Bonfire of the Cliches. She argues that we should be careful when pronouncing this or that author or work is anti-business or anti-markets. Often, the works are far more complex than that. Often, we are encountering the biases of the literary critic more than the contents of the text. Be on the lookout for more essays in this series.
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Outstanding piece, Troy. My compliments to Sarah.ReplyDelete