Economist Peter Leeson has just released a challenging new book, via Stanford University Press, that tries to make sense of seemingly irrational practices from far-off times and places — ranging from wife sales to trial by battle, as well as things far weirder — through the lens of economics.
About the Guest
Peter Leeson is Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University; he had previously been a visiting professor of economics at the University of Chicago, and had taught at West Virginia University as well. He is the North American editor of Public Choice and associate editor of the Review of Austrian Economics.
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Ep. 192 Pirates, Somalia, Anarchy, and More
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