Econlib QuickPicks- Why Read the Classics?
"There are works in the past from which we can still learn important ideas which are useful for addressing the problems we find pressing today."
In one of the earliest Econlib Articles, Peter Boettke offers some timeless advice for the student of economics. Like many of us, Pete loves old books. Boettke suggests an instrumental approach to reading the classics for some very good reasons. One might discover past errors of earlier thinkers, but one might also add to the construction of new theory.
As a new academic year is unfolding, we thought it an opportune time to point to some of our own favorites, along with some pieces that might help you craft your own exploration of the classics.
We hope you find this month's collection useful. 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.
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