Econlib QuickPicks- The Economics of Politics
Before economics was, well, economics, it was better known as political economy. While a formal discipline would not emerge until after the time of Adam Smith, the relationship between men, markets, and the state has concerned thinkers since ancient times. And since November is an election month in many places, we figured this would be a good time to explore that same relationship here.
We hope you find this month's collection useful for sparking conversation. We'd love to get your feedback. Stories, photos, and anecdotes are always welcome. Please share with us on social media or via email@example.com.
(P.S. If you want to learn ever more about the history of political economy, check out John Kells Ingram's classic text at our sister site, the Online Library of Liberty, which takes you from the ancients to the Austrians.)
(P.P.S. For more on the not always honorable history of economics, you won't want to miss this early Econlib series by Sandra Peart and David Levy.)