of Salamander, my second novel, is
I am hosting a virtual version every Saturday afternoon of the meetups I used to hold in my house for SSC readers.
I now have audiobooks, recorded by me, available from Amazon: The Machinery of Freedom, Hidden Order, Future Imperfect, Law's Order, Legal Systems Very Different from Ours and Harald (my first novel).
My Webbed Talks and Interviews
Recordings of Courses
Products I Would Like to See
The Option: A Story
Places I Cannot Go: A Poem
My Response to a Non-Libertarian faq
Living Paper: An Open Source Project to produce computer programs that teach economic ideas.
Evidence of a successful breeding program
Report from a Sample Size of One: Some Medical Observations
A Virtual Bardic Circle with some of my storytelling
The second edition of my first book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a
Radical Capitalism (2nd edn) is now webbed as a pdf
and as a MobiPocket e-book file. The first three parts are
webbed as audio recordings. The
third edition is available on Amazon in print, as a
kindle, and as an audiobook. A review
by my favorite blogger.
The poems — in Russian
I am working on transforming fifteen years of blogs
into one or more books. The current
draft, the first few sections of one book, is webbed for
Another recent project is a collection of short works of literature that contain economic ideas. The draft is up for comments as a web page.
My first novel, published by Baen, is historical fiction set in an invented historical background (or, if you prefer, fantasy without magic). It has a web page showing the lovely map created for me by Chris Porter. The book is available as an eBook and in hardcopy, and I have webbed podcasts of the entire book, read by me. There is also an audiobook available from Audible.com. Baen has a webbed interview with me.
My second novel, Salamander, this time a fantasy with
magic, and its sequel, Brothers, are up
on Amazon as both print and kindle, and very soon as an
audiobook. (The map of the
college where parts of both books are set.)
Legal Systems Very Different from Ours , written by me but with one chapter each contributed by Peter Leeson and David Skarbek, discusses thirteen different legal systems, ranging from Imperial China and Periclean Athens to modern Amish and Romani. It is available in print, as a kindle, and as an audiobook. A late draft is webbed, including the footnotes omitted from the audio.
Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters,
published by Princeton University Press, is accompanied by a book web page which
contains images of the entire book along with an extensive
system of links — think of them as virtual footnotes — to
additional material. An earlier draft
is also webbed, in a somewhat more readable form but without
the links. You can read both for free. It is available on
Amazon as print, kindle, and audiobook.
Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life, is available on Amazon as print, kindle, and audiobook, read by me, and there are also German and Japanese translations. The audiobook is accompanied by a pdf showing figures, which don't work in an audiobook, and equations, which are hard to follow. There is a webbed video of my appearance on Book Notes discussing the book.
Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World,
has a late
draft webbed that you can read for free.
All of one earlier book of mine, Price Theory: An
Intermediate Text, is also available on the web,
including the two chapters of the first edition that were left
out of the second edition. An improved
version is available on Amazon both in print and as a
All of the second edition of my first book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a
Radical Capitalism, is now webbed, both as a pdf and as a
MobiPocket e-book file.
edition, with about a hundred pages of new material, is
available on Amazon in print, kindle, and as an audiobook.
(some of my months are very long)
What did you think was making it spin?If the earth was flat, cats would have knocked everything off it by now.That... is a powerful argument, but if the world is round, wouldn't the cats be constantly rolling it all over the place ?
(From a discussion of arguments for and against a flat Earth
on Data Secrets Lox,
the forum for refugees from the closing of Slate Star Codex)
Ideas for research projects in economics that other people might like to do.
Market for Students
The future of stateless societies
Market failure and arguments for and against government
Feud as Law Enforcement, Ancient and Modern or Why is There a Patent Troll Problem and How Can it be Solved?
Why We are Getting Smarter: A Conjectural Explanation
A conjectural explanation for concealed ovulation in humans.
I am recently retired from teaching at Santa Clara University in the
Law School. My final
semester I taught Economic
Analysis of Law, and a seminar on Legal
Systems Very Different From Ours. The web pages for both
courses have links to video recordings of the classes and
other relevant material. The pages for older courses, Legal
Issues of the Twenty-first century, Intellectual
Property Theory, and Analytic
Methods for Lawyers, have audio recordings of the
classes and related material.
Spring quarter of 2020 I taught an adult education class at SCU on my Legal Systems book.
My wife says that when someone points a camera at me I look
as if was facing a firing squad. I am not sure if this (from
at talk I gave at Texas Christian University entitled "In
Defense of Anarchy") is an improvement.
If you prefer color, this one was taken on a visit to Iceland some years back, and this was taken, and webbed, by Declan McCullagh.