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Some GMU History, Karen Vaughn, and Smith/Schumpeter/Stupidity Once More

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Here is my version of a postcard from the edge to provide links to potentially interesting conversations to join during these tumultuous times. Prior to the breakout, I was able to do two podcasts with the GMU Econ Society. Part 1 and Part 2. 2020 is the 40th anniversary of Mercatus Center, and as part of celebration I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the pivotal players in the history of the Center -- Professor Karen Vaughn.  This conversation is focused on her scholarly career.  During her visit, Professor Vaughn also had the opportunity to talk with my colleague Dr. Jayme Lemke on the being a woman in the economics profession. Finally, I published some reflections on the use of colorful examples in the teaching of economics with the hope of placing some emphasis on

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Here is my version of a postcard from the edge to provide links to potentially interesting conversations to join during these tumultuous times.

Prior to the breakout, I was able to do two podcasts with the GMU Econ Society. Part 1 and Part 2.

2020 is the 40th anniversary of Mercatus Center, and as part of celebration I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the pivotal players in the history of the Center -- Professor Karen Vaughn.  This conversation is focused on her scholarly career.  During her visit, Professor Vaughn also had the opportunity to talk with my colleague Dr. Jayme Lemke on the being a woman in the economics profession.

Finally, I published some reflections on the use of colorful examples in the teaching of economics with the hope of placing some emphasis on the critical importance of unleashing the creative powers of a free society to address our current situation. 

Since I  have great faith in the creative and clever imaginations of entrepreneurs in the private, public and independent sector, I am asking readers to send me all the examples they find of new innovations being offered to communities under duress to help ameliorate the situation, or to offer new products and/or services that will lower the risk that individuals face with respect to public health. I am interested in curating these examples of the resourcefulness and resiliency of individuals to deliver robust results in the face of difficult odds.

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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