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Reclaiming Liberalism

In press — due December Preface — David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh 1. Reclaiming Democratic Classical Liberalism – David Ellerman 2. Democracy, Liberalism, and Discretion: The Political Puzzle of the Administrative State – Stephen Turner 3. Ordoliberalism as the Operationalisation of Liberal Politics – Mikayla Novak 4. Liberalism, Through a Glass Darkly – David…

Reclaiming Liberalism: Preview

In press for Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism. This collection redresses the conceptual hubris and illiteracy that has come to obscure the central presuppositions of classical liberalism – that is, the wresting of epistemic independence from overwhelming concentrations of power, monopolies and capricious zealotries be they of a state, religious or corporate in character. Reclaiming…

Smith on Smith

Here is the opening paragraph to Vernon’s Foreward to Propriety and Prosperity. I would urge anyone interested in situated cognition to read his superb Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms, amazingly an unknown work within situated circles, proponent or critic. Also worth a read is Vernon’s memoir. This book is a welcome addition to the resurgent scholarly…