I have been thinking a lot about the misunderstandings of Hayek’s “The Use of Knowledge in Society” essay. Below I offer what I think is a quick summary of his argument that stresses both the importance of private property and the price system as jointly necessary for economic coordiation.
1. Knowledge IS decentralized in that each […]
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is accepting fellowship applications for a variety of programs: the PhD Fellowship (deadline Feb 1), MA fellowship (Mar 1), Smith fellowship (Mar 15), and Bastiat fellowship (Apr 1).
You can learn more about these programs here. The Mercatus Center is doing terrific work with students both at […]
Sarah Skwire and I, along with a group of friends, have started a new project and associated website: Scholars Without Borders. I reprint our statement of purpose immediately below and follow with a couple of comments.
The movement to Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction (BDS) Israel by shutting down intellectual exchange with […]
The question of the importance of family structure, specifically marriage, is back in the limelight. Conservatives are promoting three papers that provide some strong evidence that children raised by married parents do better along a number of dimensions than those raised in other household forms. For many commentators, this makes for a strong case […]
Over at Libertarianism.org, Sharon Presley has a new piece critizing evolutionary psychology in which I am listed first among libertarians and others who have “criticized [evolutionary psychology] for serious flaws in its research.” To support that claim about me and enlist my work in her cause, she links to my BHL post “Explanation […]
My new book Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions will be available tomorrow from Palgrave and at Amazon. An excerpt from the book’s chapter on parental rights is now available as the lead article in the September/October Cato Policy Report. It also includes my reponse to […]