Peter J. Boettke


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Studying Real People

Teaching and learning economics has become detached from human beings

DECEMBER 17, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

Economists need to apply their tools to real people in the real world. That doesn't mean tossing out statistics and modeling. It means including every other discipline with light to shed on people and our world.

The Economic Way of Thinking

Master Jugglers and Social Engineers

Good economics, bad economics, and our unprecedented debt

OCTOBER 22, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

The United States is saddled with a staggering amount of debt. It's time to put aside bad economics and look at how to salvage our financial future.

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The Mystery of the Mundane

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

Economics is full of research, theories, and statistics. But it's really about learning to see the wonder surrounding us, in mundane things we often take for granted.

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Richard Cornuelle (1927-2011)

A role model for those with a passion for liberty and community.

APRIL 29, 2011 by PETER BOETTKE

Richard Cornuelle passed away early Tuesday morning. He was one of the true princes of the modern classical liberal movement.

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Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize in Economics

Why Those Who Value Liberty Should Rejoice

OCTOBER 20, 2009 by PETER BOETTKE
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For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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