Jake Lindsey is a brilliant young Harvard grad who majored in economics. His favorite thinkers? Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard. But unlike most young fans of the Mises Institute, Jake was a dominant linebacker for the Harvard Crimson who attracted the attention of scouts from the Buffalo Bills. He’s fresh off a pre-season tryout and looking to start a career in the NFL. Jake joins Jeff for a candid interview about his two passions, football and Austrian economics.
This week George H. Smith joins us to talk about Individualism: A Reader, the first in a series of readers published by Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. In it, Smith and his co-editor Marilyn Moore have compiled 26 selections from 25 writers on the topic of individualism.
How has the idea of individualism evolved over time? What are some common misconceptions about individualism? Is a commitment to individualism somehow antithetical to the idea of community?
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Author and Tony Horwitz speaks on his book “Midnight Rising,” a portrait of John Brown on his 1859 raid of Harpers Ferry. Chosen by the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle as one of two books for Week Three, “Midnight Rising” is compelling and character-driven, a trait shared by all the 2012 CLSC selections. “‘Midnight Rising’ is a portrait of a man so obsessed, and it is also a portrait of a man of actions reduced to a paragraph in your history books,” according to Sherra Babcock, director of the Department of Education.
For more information about Horwitz (and his wife, Geraldine Brooks), read Jennifer Shore’s feature in The Chautauquan Daily here: http://chqny.in/OyvO6x.