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Ask Me Anything: An Interview with Virginia Postrel

Summary:
Last month, we hosted a Virtual Reading Group on Virginia Postrel’s New book, The Fabric of Civilization. Caren Oberg, an historian of fashion, led our discussion. (Postrel was also recently a guest on EconTalk.) Over the course of the VRG, participants were encouraged to think of questions to ask Postrel; this interview with Oberg was the result: [embedded content] Many of our participants suggested another VRG based on Postrel’s earlier book, The Future and its Enemies. Let us know if you share that interest, and we’ll see if we can get it scheduled. Our next VRG will be led by EconLog’s Alberto Mingardi on Karl Popper’s The Open Society and its Enemies, starting April 19. Consider joining us!

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Last month, we hosted a Virtual Reading Group on Virginia Postrel’s New book, The Fabric of CivilizationCaren Oberg, an historian of fashion, led our discussion. (Postrel was also recently a guest on EconTalk.)

Over the course of the VRG, participants were encouraged to think of questions to ask Postrel; this interview with Oberg was the result:

Many of our participants suggested another VRG based on Postrel’s earlier book, The Future and its Enemies. Let us know if you share that interest, and we’ll see if we can get it scheduled.

Our next VRG will be led by EconLog’s Alberto Mingardi on Karl Popper’s The Open Society and its Enemies, starting April 19. Consider joining us!

Amy Willis
Amy Willis, Econlib Liaison for Liberty Fund, is a Liberty Fund Fellow who also works in the Liberty Fund conference program. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and holds Masters degrees from the University of Delaware and Arizona State University. She taught high school and college economics in Arizona, and served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Council on Economic Education before joining Liberty Fund in 2006. She writes the EconTalk Podcast Listening Guides and contributes many EconTalk Extras.

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