Book Review: Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy

Lynne Kiesling There’s a lot of exciting work right now in political economy at the intersection of academic scholarship and application to public policy, ranging from law to public finance to regulation to development and beyond. Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy is one of the most exciting, thoughtful, and valuable of the recent work in … More Book Review: Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Lynne Kiesling Having a bookish day here at KP … just heard a news story that reminded me that the shortlist for the Booker Prize was announced earlier this week, and here’s a brief synopsis of each of the six novels. Last year two of the shortlisted books, Wolf Hall (the ultimate winner of the … More Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Mongoliad

Lynne Kiesling Speaking of Neal Stephenson, he’s involved in a new, online, serialized novel called The Mongoliad. Set in 1241, it’s an adventure journey story with the Mongol invasions of Europe as a backdrop. There are some stories you can read on the site for free, but to receive the weekly chapters you have to … More The Mongoliad

What I’ve Been Reading … and Related Videos!

Lynne Kiesling One thing I’ve been doing a lot this summer is catching up on my reading, both on books I’ve had on my list for a while and new releases. Right now I am in the middle of Mises’ Human Action, which I am slightly embarrassed to say I’ve never read from the beginning … More What I’ve Been Reading … and Related Videos!

Modern Renditions of Pride & Prejudice, Humor Edition

Lynne Kiesling I’ve been reading, thinking about, and watching lots of Jane Austen lately, and I’ve found two funny renditions of my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice: Austenbook, a Facebook-style retelling of the story, and Pride and Prejudice in emoticons. I guffawed out loud in an unseemly manner ill befitting a lady, but I suspect … More Modern Renditions of Pride & Prejudice, Humor Edition

Pro-liberty Reading to Take You into 2010

Lynne Kiesling Happy New Year’s Eve! At the turn of the year our thoughts naturally turn simultaneously toward reflection and the future. There are many dimensions of our lives in which the future looks more bleak for individual liberty and autonomy than they did a year ago, which is one reason why the Atlas Foundation’s … More Pro-liberty Reading to Take You into 2010