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“A superb book. . . . It is vintage Boettke: engaging, witty, and chock full of insight. This book should be put in the hands of every first-year student of economics, if only to show them what they are missing!” —Bruce Caldwell, research professor of economics, Duke University
“A solid book that counters the excessive simulation of modern academic economics while, at the same time, avoiding the temptation to extend application of the logic beyond reasonable limits. Boettke concentrates on the primary purpose of economics, which is to convey an understanding of how, within properly designed institutional constraints, operative markets generate and distribute value without overt conflict.” —James M. Buchanan, distinguished professor emeritus of economics, George Mason University
“Peter Boettke's book Living Economics not only is splendidly characterized by broad erudition, solid analysis, shrewd observation, and expositional clarity, it appears at a propitious moment.” —William R. Allen, professor emeritus of economics, University of California–Los Angeles
“A remarkable book. The volume luminously reflects the amazing breadth of Professor Boettke’s reading, and the deep and careful thoughtfulness with which he reads.” —Israel M. Kirzner, professor emeritus of economics, New York University
Peter J. Boettke is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a professor of economics at George Mason University, and the editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. He is also the recipient of the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University and the author of several books, including Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and Transitional Political Economy; The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, 1918–1928; and Why Perestroika Failed: The Economics and Politics of Socialism Transformation. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.
This is a five star book provided that the reader has done at least a little reading on the subject of economics or has taken a college level course in that subject. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C.H. Hayes
This is more of a comment on the reviews. Someone familiar with the Austrian school of economics will recognize Boettke and the others he draws on, but the reader not versed in the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Hess
This guy talks on the radio much better than he writes and his assumptions are mostly wrong or marginal: You could learn more valuable economic theory from behind the counter at... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Jim Goodall
Peter, I've just opened your book and reviewed the table of contents and turned to Chapter 7 'Mr. Boulding and the Austrians'. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Jon Purdy