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Knight, Common Sense Principles, and Democracy

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Part 1 of a new essay of mine is available at Econlib.  "The Role of the Economists is a Free Society: Mises to Knight" is adapted from my larger essay recently delivered at the MPS meetings in Dallas. In working on that paper, and a few other projects over the past few years (mainly with Rosolino Candela, but also with Scott King and Henry Thompson) working through these issues of the role of the economist in a self-governing democratic society has led to an increased appreciation for the profound nature of the puzzles that Frank Knight sought to crack with his work.  Ross Emmett is probably the world's leading authority on all things Frank Knight.  He is, in short, an internationally recognized expert on Knight, and of course, on Knight's expert critique of rule by expertise

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Part 1 of a new essay of mine is available at Econlib.  "The Role of the Economists is a Free Society: Mises to Knight" is adapted from my larger essay recently delivered at the MPS meetings in Dallas.

In working on that paper, and a few other projects over the past few years (mainly with Rosolino Candela, but also with Scott King and Henry Thompson) working through these issues of the role of the economist in a self-governing democratic society has led to an increased appreciation for the profound nature of the puzzles that Frank Knight sought to crack with his work.  Ross Emmett is probably the world's leading authority on all things Frank Knight.  He is, in short, an internationally recognized expert on Knight, and of course, on Knight's expert critique of rule by expertise within a democratic society. Enjoy his presentation.

Frank H. Knight on Democracy as Discussion from Ross Emmett on Vimeo.

Peter Boettke
Peter Joseph Boettke (January 3, 1960) is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Vice President for Research, and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.

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