Monday, May 18, 2009


A blogger has noticed that Barry Weingast's book Violence and Social Orders is out. I don't expect it to start a trend though, cos Arnold Kling was talking about their (North and Wallis too) work for a while now.

The lack of interest disturbs me because I actually ordered a copy and with pay a Vast sum for it when it finally arrives.

It'll do my efforts at pretentious signalling a power of good but why don't people like it?? One of the authors is a Nobel prize winner! I like it (well the paper it's based on)! But nooo, everyone loves Paul Collier. I simply don't understand it.

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