Jacob Soll on the History of Free Market ideas

Ben Yeoh Chats | 24 September 2022 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Soll about his book Free Market: The History of an Idea. Discusses improving accounting to consider externalities, natural capital and human capital better; the central role of Cicero and stoic thought in the history of free-market thinkers; how Christian thinkers, Franciscan monks, Alexander Hamilton and Machievelli thought about free markets; the role of institutions in shaping thought; the importance of patenting ideas and whether the UK’s patent office gave the country an edge when the industrial revolution started; the role of culture, and to what extent protectionism and some tariffs helped economies develop historically.

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